Look for me! It’s one of my favorite events! The library wine tables are not to be missed as well as tons of great wines, raffle, beer, art, food and friends!
When: Saturday, August 18th from 6:30-10:00 pm
Where: Activities Center of the City of Santa Clarita’s Sports Complex (20880 Centre Pointe Parkway)
Ticket Price: $65 in advance, $75 at the door (ticket link: http://www.circleofhopeinc.org/events/vine2wineclassic/buy-tickets)
Now named the Vine 2 Wine Classic, and in its eleventh year, this blockbuster of an event combines the highlights from the previous Vine 2 Wine, which had been sponsored for nine years by the Betty Ferguson Foundation, and the Santa Clarita Valley Wine Classic, which had been sponsored by College of the Canyons for twenty years, attracting more than 50 wineries and 750 people, until it was discontinued several years ago.
Last year’s Vine 2 Wine Classic featured unlimited tastings of upscale wines (and of beers in the Beer Garden, as well as delicious foods) for the single price of admission, had 40 tables where more than one hundred different wines were poured, including dozens of rare, older “library” wines. It attracted a crowd of approximately 500 people and was held in the Mann Biomedical Park. This year, we are moving the event indoors, and expecting a larger crowd, for an elegant evening of wines, beers, foods, live music, a raffle of expensive, rare and desirable wines, a silent auction, and much, much more.
Donati Family Vineyard
Estrella Creek Winery
Fess Parker Vineyard & Winery
Francis Coppola Winery
Freixenet USA / Gloria Ferrer
Kenneth Volk Vineyards
Louis M. Martini Winery
J Lohr Vineyards and Wines
Lee’s Wine Bistro
Les Deux Chats Cellars
Niven Family Estates
Non-Alcoholic Beverage Table
Old Creek Ranch Winery
Prestige Wine Imports
Red Wines of the World
TOG (The Other Guys)
Treasury Wine Estates
Roman Holiday Wine Bar
Rosenthal – The Malibu Estate Wines
Sunrise Spirits & Food Co. Valencia
Vino V Wines
Woodland Hills Wine Company
Donations of exceptional wines poured by our “friends,” from their personal wine cellars:
Chris and Jeannie Carpenter
Roger and Gwen Gertz
Les Hershberger and Mamie Wong
Jeff, Joan and Julie Jacobson
Robert and Annie Schwartz
Also at the Classic: Beer Garden of Hope, Food Vendors, Santa Clarita Art Association and Wine Orders.
A Taste of History
A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity? An 1863 bual Madeira will be opened and available for special tasting for a donation to circle of hope. This exclusive opportunity is only being poured to the first 40 who donate $100 to the Circle of Hope and is not included in the price of admission.
What does 1863 taste like?
• Abraham Lincoln was president
• Civil War was raging
• the Gettysburg address
• emancipation proclamation
• West Virginia was admitted into the union
rated ‘94’ by Steve Tanzer and ‘95’ by Marco de Frietas (Barbieto family)!
Opportunity Wines Raffle
2005 Clos des Papes Chateaneuf des Pape – MAGNUM
Wine spectator’s number 1 ‘Wine of the Year’ for 2008! they rated it ’96.’ only a few bottles of this library wine are available on the internet, priced up to $380. this wine will continue to mature and mellow, and become even better, for years to come.
2003 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley – MAGNUM
Everyone who likes cabernet sauvignon loves silver oak cabs!! this library wine sells for up to $200 on the internet. it will continue to mature and mellow, and be wonderful for years to come.
Ridge Vineyards 2007 Lytton Springs Proprietary Red blend, Sonoma County – DOUBLE MAGNUM
Ridge Vineyards makes amazing wines! this wine was rated ‘92’ by robert parker, who reported: “… it exhibits…more black fruits and spice in the impressive aromatics [than the 2006 vintage wine]. it is a fuller-bodied, richer wine with beautiful texture, purity, and length.” this beauty will continue to mature for more than 20 years, and the bottle is currently available on the internet for up to $266. if you enjoy well-made zinfandels, you will love this wine.
Roederer Estate Brut, California Sparkler, Anderson Valley – DOUBLE MAGNUM (4 bottles in 1)
only a few bottles of this outstanding sparkler are available on the internet, priced up to $200. it’s the perfect bottle for your next celebration. You’ll be proud to pour it.
Jimmy Carnelli & Friends
headlining the evening’s entertainment – Jimmy carnelli and friends played with the legendary roger Williams for 15 years! tonight’s performance reunites the band for the first time since roger William’s passing. The Band: Jimmy Carnelli vocalist, Danielle Lo Presti vocalist, Gary Nesteruk keys, Ed Finn guitar, Kevin Longden guitar, Dave Zarlenga drums, Jim honeyman sax.