Vintner Dave Miner commissioned his first Benedetto guitar with a finish stained from Miner’s Cabernet Sauvignon. Bob Benedetto loved the “stain” so much, a partnership was born where each year Benedetto creates a new “Vinodetto” model for Dave, who releases a new vintage of Miner ‘Benedetto Signature’ Cabernet Sauvignon. Each vintage — starting with 2002 — is released at an annual Benedetto Players concert on the winery property. The first concert was in August 2005, followed by May 2007 and every year subsequently through 2013 (when the current 2010* vintage was released).
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The concerts have featured Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Benedetto CEO Howard Paul as well as Andreas Oberg, Jimmy Bruno and Frank Vignola and included music from Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Django Rheinhart. The Limited production of Benedetto wine is available from www.minerwines.com (as well as many other fabulous Miner Wines!)
The relationship built between aficionado and craftsman inspired Dave to invest in Benedetto Guitars when it opened its factory in Savannah, Georgia, in 2006. He also sits on the company’s Board of Directors.