UPDATED 11/8/17: both Stars of Cabernet and LA Supports Wine Country have merged and will both be held at the Peninsula Hotel on Weds 11/15. They will be held in two separate rooms…but are connected.
LOS ANGELES – Mother Nature traveled through the North Coast region of California this past month with tragically historic record setting wildfires exaggerated by 70 mile-an-hour winds. Over 8,000 structures have been damaged in the spreading fires and thousands of lives have been changed forever. The wine industry, meaning the people that live, work, and farm in the regions are the most important casualty in this natural disaster. It will take a great deal of time and energy to build back what used to be. Donations are going to be needed in every way to help those in need. To help bring these California communities closer to their fundraising goals, wineLA is putting together a benefit for Wildfire Relief supporting Habitat for Humanity – going to those that need it most in Wine Country. It is time to come together and donate to our California family in the north.
The wineLA team is working to put together an event on November 12, 2017, which will be open to anyone to come out to help support our efforts. We are looking for volunteers to help bring this event to life so we can reach our goal and grow the fund north of 1 million dollars.
ABOUT REBUILDING WINE COUNTRY: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SONOMA: Rebuild Wine Country is for long-term giving. Immediate needs are being met by fantastic community non-profit partners already. This fund is about the bigger picture in the weeks, months, and years to come, protecting economic recovery for those without a roof over their head. With these funds, our fiscal sponsor Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County will distribute aid to sister chapters in all affected counties to repair and rebuild homes for those who need it most.
- ● Benefits affected families in Wine Country as a whole, by rebuilding homes
- ● Goes 100% to the charity - no fees are imposed by YouCaring (vs 5% or more on GoFundMe)
- ● Is tax deductible - Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County is our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor
- ● Has no administrative costs - all management of this fundraiser is executed by wine industry professionalsABOUT THE EVENT: www.LAsupportsWineCountry.com
Sunday, November 12th at The MacArthur (formerly the Park Plaza) we are looking for entertainers to anchor the festivities, wineries to pour, restaurants to serve, and auction items galore! 3 stages – 4 ballroom spaces full of activities; from costumed performers walking the aisles, to notable artworks from formidable artists and silent auction items a plenty! Come and do some holiday shopping and give 100% of the proceeds to charity! Donate if you’re too busy, or better yet – sign up your employer as a sponsor and give your entire staff a ticket to join the event.Click here for tickets or to make donations: www.LAsupportsWineCountry.com
(Also you can sign up to volunteer - support - perform - provide - sponsor - and suggest)
VIP: 1:00 PM
Early entrance – enhanced food experience – top wines – VIP tables – and a stylish VIP tshirt! Special entertainment will also be provided to the VIPS.
General: 2:00-5:00 PM
Walk around tasting event with different food, wine, music in every room. Artworks and donated items on every table.
Participating Wineries: Aganjanian Vineyards, Herb of Lamb, Dragonette Cellars, Alpha Omega Winery, Beekeeper Cellars, Cakebread Cellars, Clos Pepe Estate Vineyards, Dane Cellars, Donelan Family Wines, Lucky Dogg Wines, Mauritson Wines, Moraga Wines, Nabor Wines, Page Mill Winery, Robert Craig Winery, Windrun.
Participating Restaurants: Cafe Pinot, Momed Restaurants, Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse, Otis Spunkmeyer, La Brea Bakery, Petrossion
Participating Entertainers: Carmen Rizzo, 123 Andres, Snap Boogie, Tina Kim, Malynda Hale, Los Caminantes
wineLA is about enhancing the wine culture of Los Angeles one event at a time. To do so, wine must be in rhythm with fashion, music, food and other beverages. It must take advantage of the geography, the architecture and the centers of interest. Los Angeles is a giant playground with an amazing array of venues, spaces, wine bars, restaurants, beaches, roof tops, gardens, and magical views. We want to be a part of the LA lifestyle, the wine lifestyle, and celebrate the people, the place and the passion.
In 2005 – founder Ian Blackburn hosted www.LAsupportsLA.com – an event to support victims of Katrina. Over 2500 guests – world famous entertainers – and hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised and donated to two charity entities. The event was seamless – and appeared to take months to prepare… but we accomplished the event in just 8 days… and hundreds of talented and loving individuals came together to make one of the most legendary events of all time take place. This time – we do it for Northern California and the industry we love and depend upon.