Fifth Annual ABMDR Wine-Tasting Set for June 20

A scene from last year’s wine-tasting event.

Popular benefit event to be hosted by Vicken and Salpi Mankerian of Mission Wine and Spirits

LOS ANGELES—The Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) will hold its fifth annual wine-tasting on June 20. One of the organization’s most anticipated community events, the wine-tasting is once again sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Vicken and Salpi Mankerian of Mission Wine and Spirits, and will be hosted by the Mankerians at their residence in Sierra Madre, California.

Guests will enjoy a wide variety of fine vintages and varietals, with wine stewards from over 30 wineries pouring more than 100 brands. The wines will be paired with sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, passed around across the three terraces of the beautiful property. The event, which starts at 7:30 pm, will also feature DJ music.

The Mankerian family, hosts of the wine-tasting event.

“Offering a magical evening of wonderful wines, food, music, and the opportunity to mingle with old and new friends, the ABMDR wine-tasting is one of our most popular events, drawing wine aficionados and supporters from throughout Los Angeles,” said Dr. Frieda Jordan, president of ABMDR. “I thank Mr. and Mrs. Vicken and Salpi Mankerian for graciously hosting the event, and encourage everyone to join us on June 20 for an unforgettable evening that will benefit our life-saving mission.”

Tickets to the wine-tasting event are priced at $75 per person and reservations are recommended. To RSVP, please call Salpi at (626) 355-3789 or Robert at (626) 794-7026, or email

Established in 1999, ABMDR, a nonprofit organization, helps Armenians and non-Armenians worldwide survive life-threatening blood-related illnesses by recruiting and matching donors to those requiring bone marrow stem cell transplants. To date, the registry has recruited over 26,000 donors in 20 countries across four continents, identified 2,481 patients, and facilitated 20 bone marrow transplants.

For more information, call (323) 663-3609 or visit


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