WineFest No. 21
As a reminder, tickets will not be issued for WineFest No. 21. Once you arrive, please check in at the Winter Garden to obtain bidder numbers.
Take a sneak peek at our Grand Tasting wines, Fine Wine Dinner program and incredible Saturday night Live Auction packages
Preview the Silent Auction for Friday and Saturday:
We look forward to seeing you May 6 & 7, 2016 for WineFest No. 21!
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Friday, May 6, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wine Symposium • $150 ($105 tax deductible)
These charmed individuals—winemakers and principals all—spend their days making, tasting, and enjoying
great wines. Come sample the premier and specialty wines of our Honorary Winemasters. Then drink up
their oenological insights as Lee Valsvik, an iHeartRadio personality, presides over this expert panel discussion.
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Grand Tasting • $125 ($95 tax deductible)
How lucky can you get? Attend this fun and lively event for the chance to sample from more than
400 distinctive wines plus dozens of delightful dishes from the Twin Cities’ most acclaimed restaurants.
Festivities are hosted by myTalk 107.1’s Jason Matheson and Alexis Thompson. Then jump into the fun during
our annual Grape Stomp After-Party, sponsored by the Blythe Brenden-Mann Foundation.
Join us for both events!
Your discount admission is $225 ($150 tax deductible).
Saturday, May 7, 2016
5:30 p.m. to midnight
Special Reserve Reception and Fine Wine Dinner • $500 ($350 tax deductible)
You’re golden. That’s just how you’ll feel when you raise your first glass of the evening with a reserve wine,
hand selected by an Honorary Winemaster. The Special Reserve Reception is also attended by WineFest No. 21
sponsors and community leaders. Cheers!
6:30 p.m. to midnight
Fine Wine Dinner • $400 ($300 tax deductible)
Fine Wine Dinner Table of 10 • $4,000 ($3,000 tax deductible)
Find good fortune at the opening reception when you pair a glass of sparkling wine with a luxe silent auction
item (or two). Then feast on gourmet courses, each paired with an exquisite wine selected by an Honorary
Winemaster. Revel in other Lucky No. 21 highlights, including intoxicating entertainment, a live auction of
exclusive trips and experiences, and features on University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, whose
groundbreaking medical discoveries improve children’s health around the globe. Finally, kick up your heels to
tunes performed by H$B. Jason DeRusha, WCCO TV, emcees this stellar gala.
Because of your commitment, together we have raised more than $12 million over two decades for groundbreaking research and innovative care at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.
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