33rd Annual Wine & Roses Charity Wine Tasting Event Takes Place At New Venue In La Jolla On September 18

August 30, 2016

San Diego's longest-running wine tasting event returns on Sunday, September 18! The Social Service Auxiliary of San Diego will host its 33rd annual Wine & Roses Charity Wine Tasting event at a new venue - the Darlington House in La Jolla - for an exclusive afternoon of bites, live music, and samples of exclusive wines from throughout California, all for a good cause.

With its new venue at the Darlington House in La Jolla (relocating from The Grand Del Mar), attendees can expect a more intimate atmosphere for this year's Wine & Roses - with tray-passed small bites being paired with excellent wines, as well as soft tunes from a grand piano in the living room of the historic mansion. Although the location has changed, the most important detail of the event still remains the same - helping the at-risk children of San Diego attend Camp Oliver, a youth summer camp non-profit organization in Descanso, CA.

“This year Wine & Roses is going back to its roots after so many years to really make the event about the children that need our help, while enjoying an intimate, upscale experience,” said Mary Roberts, event co-chair of Wine & Roses and former president of the Social Service Auxiliary of San Diego. “Camp Oliver still needs our help for the children who may not otherwise be able to enjoy a week of fun and enrichment at a summer camp. We hope that people will join us for a wonderful afternoon of fine wine and scrumptious food to help Camp Oliver fulfill its mission of ‘changing lives, one camper at a time.’”

Since its inaugural event, Wine & Roses has built one of the most revered wine events in the country where attendees get to taste expertly-curated wines from all over California and the United States while still being able to donate millions to its beneficiary, Camp Oliver - totaling over $2.1 million in donations over 32 years. This year, Wine & Roses will also feature a raffle, ticketed at $100, with prizes like an instant wine cellar full of extraordinary wines and a grand raffle prize of an eight day/seven night stay in a luxurious two-bedroom vacation villa at the winner’s choice of a Hilton Grand Vacations Club Resort in Hawaii.

Wine & Roses has an exclusive maximum of 200 guests and tickets are available online for $150 for the Rose Garden ticket and $250 for the Platinum Garden ticket. A purchase of a pair of Platinum Garden tickets will cover a campership fee for one child. Valet is included in the ticket price for guests. All proceeds from the Wine & Roses event benefit Camp Oliver.

For more information about Wine & Roses and to purchase tickets, visit wineandroses.net.