Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tournament
Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 event! The Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tournament was an amazing day of golf, fine wine, beer, terrific prizes and delicious food from some of Cincinnati’s finest chefs. Participation helped the Cincinnati International Wine Festival continue its mission of supporting non-profit organizations like the Freestore Foodbank, Boy Scouts of America, Crayons to Computers, the Ronald McDonald House and many others.
With your support, we granted $406,000 to 35 local charities this year and have exceeded $6 million in total grants awarded since 1991!
Save the date for our 2020 event:
Monday, June 1, 2020, at TPC River’s Bend.
Registration and reception – 9:00 am – 10:30am
Shotgun start – 10:45 am
Closing Reception – 4 pm
Check out our 2020 Golf Sponsorship Packet
Born and raised in Perrysburg, Ohio, Brent began working for Heidelberg Distributing in 1987 as a sales professional. He was promoted to District Manager in Toledo 1991 before moving to Dayton in 1994 to take a General Sales Manager position. Brent currently serves as Executive Vice President & General Manager for Wine Trends, a Heidelberg Family Company. He had the pleasure of working with Russ Wiles after Heidelberg Distributing purchased Ohio Valley Wine & Beer. As the liaison for Heidelberg with Robert Mondavi Wines, Brent had the opportunity to travel with Russ to distributors meetings. Traveling for distributor’s meetings also included the occasional round of gold and Brent and Russ played many outstanding courses together including Pinehurst, Pebble Beach, Bay Harbor and The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort.
Brent has been actively involved in the Cincinnati International Wine Festival since its inception in 1991 and played in the CIWF golf outing many times since Russ began the event in 2000. Wherever he has been in his career with the Heidelberg Family of Companies, Brent has been active in his community working with a number of charitable organizations. Toledo Metroparks, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald House, and United Rehabilitation Services Rubber Duck Regatta.
Brent was honored to serve as the 2019 Honorary Chair for the Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tournament and to support the charitable efforts of the Cincinnati International Wine Festival.