The graceful and picturesque croquet lawns and vineyards of Sonoma-Cutrer are the backdrop for this unique event where hundreds of wine, croquet and food enthusiasts don their "croquet whites" to be part of this spring ritual in wine country. The day begins with a Savory Tasting of elegant hors d'oeuvres and extraordinary wines while guests watch a professional croquet tournament: The North American Open. Then guests head courtside for a gourmet lunch and cheer on the "Dueling Vintners," during an entertaining Sonoma vs. Napa croquet match. During lunch, the excitement continues with a spirited live auction featuring an outstanding catalog of wine, specialty items, and unique travel excursions. A Sweet Tasting of desserts, and dancing to live music on the Terrace round out this perfect afternoon.
BENEFITS: The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation®
WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2007
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
ABOUT THE GREATER BAY AREA MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION: In 2007, the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation® celebrates 23 years of fulfilling magical wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. One of the largest chapters nationwide, it has granted over 4,000 wishes in its 17 Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Siskiyou, Solano and Sonoma. In August 2005, the Chapter was recognized with a coveted “Best in America Seal of Excellence” award, the first Make-A-Wish Chapter to achieve this distinction for its outstanding management and governance practices. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal. For more information, please call (800) 464-9474 or visit www.makewish.org
Official Website: http://www.makewish.org
Added by ericsf7 on April 23, 2007