15-Day Wine Sales
Thanks to the overwhelming response of our wonderful donors who purchased wine for scholarships in the past, LCBF raises more money to support Lasallian education in our schools through seasonal wine sales. We hope you will participate in future fundraisers, and appreciate all you do to advance our mission of education to those in need.
“…a special bottle of Cabernet, not only because of the story of Brother Timothy and that it’s providing charity for at risk children; it’s special because it’s small production, hard to find and very good wine, to top it off.”
— WINE SPECTACTOR
Help make Lasallian education accessible to those most in need.
Through the Wine for Scholarships sales, your purchase of Br. Timothy Cabernet Sauvignon — in bottles sized from standard 750ml, 1.5L and limited 3L — proceeds will go to support the Lasallian mission, which strives to promote a human and Christian education to the young especially the poor.
Just as Brother Timothy believed in his mission as a Christian Brother and science teacher, so did he pour his heart and soul into finely crafting the best wines. For Brother Timothy, there was never a conflict between making the wine and pursing an educational mission. He once stated: “What I say is that a little wine in moderation seems to have been good for me.”
Today, the Christian Brothers and their Lasallian partners continue to place their greatest focus on the need for improving the education of young people. We invite you to share in the legacy of Brother Timothy by your support for Lasallian education.
About Br. Timothy Diener (1910-2004)
Br. Timothy Diener was a renowned pioneer among the Christian Brothers and California vintners alike. After Prohibition ended, Br. Timothy was the winemaker for Christian Brothers for many years at Mont La Salle in Napa, CA.
In 2003, a number of wine makers paid tribute to Brother Timothy on his 75th anniversary as a Christian Brother. Guests included Robert Mondavi, who characterized his friend and fellow vintner as one of a handful of industry pioneers.
“He was a legend; he was the heart of the industry,” said Robert Mondavi.
The Christian Brothers were a major force in the wine industry during the middle decades of the 20th century. People across the United States knew of and bought their products.
Admirers included Randle Johnson, winemaker for The Hess Collection Winery. “When I was growing up, my parents had Christian Brothers wine on the table. My father’s favorite brandy was Christian Brothers,” says Johnson in a Chicago tribune story.
After the Brothers moved out of winemaking, The Hess Collection took a long-term lease on some of the Mont La Salle vineyards and makes a limited edition of cabernet sauvignon with grapes from vines Diener planted. This wine is used to promote scholarships for the Lasallian Education Fund which seeks to give access to Lasallian schools to families with few economic resources.