The 10th annual AFWI Charity Wine Gala will be a magnificent celebration of the past ten years AFWI has been promoting the incredible world-class wines produced in America. More than 800 will be poured at this spectacular event, accompanied by a dazzling feast, winery tasting rooms hosted by the winemakers, exciting auctions, music and celebrations. A portion of the proceeds from the gala benefit the Dolphins Cancer Challenge. We expect several of the Dolphin players to be in attendance.
Meet the 2017 Wineries and Winemakers of the year, each of whom will accept their awards at the Gala:
- Violet Grgich, COO, Grgich Hills Estate, Rutherford, CA
- Pam Starr, proprietor and winemaker, Crocker and Starr, St. Helena, CA
- Greg La Follette, winemaker, La Follette Wines, Sebastapol, CA
- Ron Fenolio, CEO, Veedercrest Wines, Oakland, CA
Each of these winemakers is a legend in the industry and we are truly honored to welcome them to South Florida
In addition to being celebrated for their achievements at the gala, all four will participate in a special seminar on the afternoon of April 29 to discuss various trends in the wine industry and pour three of their signature wines. They will then join other invited winemakers in pouring selections from their wineries prior to the charity dinner gala.
One day prior to the Gala, on April 28, ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers) and the AFWI will host a Zinfandel tasting at DCOTA. The Trade tasting will take place from 2:00-4:00PM. The event will be open to the general public from 6:00– 8:00PM
For more info call 561.504.0206