With twelve venues to choose from, the Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley’s 3rd Annual Wine Affair is “the place to be” on Sunday, October 17 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., as you “Sip, Stroll and Savor the Sounds” along Town Center Drive in the Valencia Town Center. Each venue features wine tasting, food and live musical entertainment.
Confirmed participants include:
La Via Bella
White House Black Market
Salt Creek Grille
Valencia Wine Company
Glen Ivy Spa
South Point Grill
Carlton Hair International
Lee’s Wine Bistro
The Vines Restaurant
Pottery Barn and Sisley.
In addition, Vino 100 Valencia, Malibu Family Wines, Leona Valley Winery, Classic Wines and DiMaggio Washington will pour at designated locations; with Mojito Cuban Cuisine, Paseo Club and Wolf Creek providing food at designated locations. Music ranges from DJ Lee spinning tunes at Lee’s Bistro to Stupid Pony, sultry vocals of Lindsay Hough, Latin sounds of Ino Alvarez, Folksy sounds of Blue Sky, Acoustic Guitarist Aaron Wong, Soft Rock of Jim Shrier, Rock/Country with Fahr.west and the styling’s of Nicki Bente.
“Not only do we have more venues this year, we have also added something more for our sponsors”, said Jo Ann Vindigni, who is Chairing the event along with co-chairs Pam Capistrano, Darlene Gandara, Shelley Hann, Tora Brown, Tamra Levine, Sheryl Geraci and Dora Zavala. A VIP Reception and “Top Chef of SCV” event will be held at the home of Shelley and G. Marshall Hann on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 6:30pm exclusively for sponsors.
This promises to be an exciting battle to name the “Top Chef of SCV”. Participating Chefs are: Hyatt Valencia Sous Chef Rolf Rothen, Robinson Ranch Sous Chef Johnny Kolouch, Celebrity Chef David Lawrence, Barcelona Executive Chef and Owner Dominic Lahmidi and TPC Executive Chef Daniel Otto. Their creations will be paired with wine from the Private Cellars of Robert Schwartz, John Geraci, Chip Sterndahl, TGIC Importers Inc and Rosenthal Wineries. The elegant evening will include music from Danny the DJ.
Title Sponsor Robert Gandara of Secure Horizons is delighted to participate again this year. Other sponsors are: Vintner Sponsors Jeff and Kim Greiner. Barrel Club Sponsors: SCV Bank, Status Not Quo, Old Republic Title, Scott Wilk for College Board and Shawn Capistrano. Media Sponsors: The Signal, The Magazine of Santa Clarita and KHTS AM1220. Sponsorships are still available visit www.thewineaffair.org.
A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit organizations that support Women’s Health in the Santa Clarita Valley. Event tickets are available for $40 in advance; $50 the day of the event. This event is limited to participants age 21 and over. Tickets will be sold at participating venues beginning in September or may be purchased by sending a check to SIGSCV, Attention: The Wine Affair, P.O. Box 801352, Santa Clarita, CA 91380-1352 or contact Darlene Gandara 818/634-1449. . For more information visit www.sigscv.org
The Jeff & Kim Greiner Family
Pictures From Last Years Festival: