Winesong 2013 Wine & Food Tasting and Auction
September 7, 2013 (Sat)
from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Winesong 2013 (www.winesong.org) continues to be the Crown Jewel of Northern California charitable events. First, the 29th Annual Winesong will offer guests the opportunity to get an insider’s view of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir on Friday, September 6th as Winesong and AVWA (Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association) present “An Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Celebration” hosted by the Little River Inn. On Saturday, September 7th, guests can stroll through the enchanting Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens enjoying a spectacular array of wine and food from 100 highly acclaimed wineries and 50 top-notch Northern California restaurants. The spectacular wine celebration continues on into the Auction Tents for the always-entertaining Live and Silent Charity Auctions.
Last years event raised $450,000 for the Mendocino Coast Hospital nearly matching the amount that a similar event the week before in Sonoma County raised. “Wine lovers and gift minded folks are helping position Mendocino County wines and our event up with the top regions and events in California wine country,” noted Executive Director Jeri Erickson.
Highlights of the 2012 auction included, a fabulous 7-night “Under The Tuscan Sun” vacation to Chianti, Italy that went for a whopping $25,000 and sold to philanthropist and winery owner, Dick Grace. Last year’s “fund a need” lot—helping underinsured and uninsured cancer patients receive treatment—brought in $135,000 in a matter of minutes!
America’s culinary darling, and top chef, Bradley Ogden, will return to Winesong as guest chef to prepare this year’s world-class Live Auction Lunch paired with award-winning Mendocino County wines, and to donate a spectacular dinner auction lot for bidding! This prestigious event is sure to sell out as it is a unique opportunity to attend a weekend like no other. A celebration of wine, food, art, and music in a captivating setting!
Posted By: Coats Public Relations