|Photo by Rebekah Peace|
February 20, 2013
On Thursday, February 7th, over 350 elegantly-dressed attendees were treated to a celebrity style entrance into the prestigious Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa for the 3rd Annual San Diego Wine Affair. After being greeted with a buffet of gourmet sliders and a red carpet reception decorated by a luxury car display, guests were led to the sophisticated and luxurious La Jolla ballroom, which had been transformed into an enchanting escape for a wine tasting fundraiser that was truly exquisite.
|Just a glimpse of the silent auction|
The intimate venue presented a unique opportunity for guests to chat at leisure with winemakers, mingle among friends and build worthwhile connections between wine enthusiasts, philanthropists and business associates alike. Zaca Mesa Wineries featured a rare and exquisite Rossano White wine that had people talking along with notable selections from local San Diegan Paris Driggers' SiKa wine and Landy Vineyards' Christina Landy. For those craving the bubbly, there was also a champagne bar hosted by Pantherella Specialty event planning company that poured Perrier-Jouet Champagne throughout the evening.
|President of the San Diego Wine Affair, Wade Hansen|
“Putting an event together of this caliber has been a labor of love,” said Wade Hansen, founder of the Cabrillo Foundation and the San Diego Wine Affair. “Our organization has truly been inspired by how the San Diego wine and business community has come together for our third annual event, and we are grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve children in need across the county through our work with Rady Children’s Hospital and Social Venture Partners.”
For more information on the San Diego Wine Affair fundraiser, visit www.SDWineAffair.com.