The 29th annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Sierra 2 Center.
More than 50 wineries, breweries, newly added distilleries and restaurants/ caterers will offer a wide variety of tastings. Among returning vendors are Urban Roots, La Famiglia Catering, Seasons 52, Masullo Pizza and Match Book Winery.
The VIP Experience returns this year, with entry one hour early at 3 p.m. for access to all vendors and private, intimate tastes. Included are a special cocktail pour from J.J. Pfister Distillery along with special bites from Seasons 52 and Dawson’s at the Hyatt, and special pours from Urban Roots Brewery & Smokehouse and Silt Wine Company. The VIP Experience also includes early access to a limited number of Neighbor Hosted Dinners and a special raffle.
The silent auction is a huge part of this event’s fundraising, featuring items such as Gunther’s Create the Flavor of the Month Ice Cream, wine, restaurant certificates, art and more. New this year will be a live painting by local artist Lizzy Mailho, whose work includes illustrations, paintings and drawings. (Check out her classes at the Learnery, Kids Paint: Lions and Jungle Leaves Acrylics Workshop)
Hosts are sought for the popular Neighbor Hosted Dinners. A murder mystery dinner and progressive dinners are being offered this year. These dinners are as fun to host as they are to attend and are a great source of funding for SCNA. For more information, contact Cheri Davis at email@example.com.
Wine Tasting & Silent Auction general admission advance tickets are $45 for SCNA members, $50 for non-members through Oct. 9, and $100 for the VIP Experience (advance only). General admission tickets after Oct. 9 and at the door are $60 for everyone. Tickets are available at online or at the Sierra 2 Center office.
This is an adults-only event. No children of any age will be allowed access.
Proceeds benefit the Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community, SCNA, and local schools –Bret Harte Elementary School’s 6th Grade Science Camp and McClatchy High School’s HISP and Debate groups.