Grapes and Gates wine event to support foundation |

Grapes and Gates wine event to support foundation

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The Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation will host the 12th Annual Grapes and Gates wine tasting event May 8 at the Edgewood Clubhouse’s North Room.

This year’s event will feature tastings from local restaurants including Café Fiore, Cork and More, Latin Soul, Naked Fish and MacDuffs. Tastings will be offered by wineries includin Caymus Winery, Silver Oak Winery, Rombauer Winery, Vine Cliff, Jeremy Wine Co., Red Poets & Skyhawk Lane, Toasted Head, C.G. Di Arie, Renwood, Un Po’ Pazzo Italian wines, Silkwood and Southern Wine and Spirits. David Patrone Jazz Band will provide music, and Alpen Sierra will provide coffee and Sugar Pine will serve dessert.

Dick and Nancy Gardner will be honored with the “Bill Killebrew” Award for their continued dedication to providing youth in our region the opportunity to participate in snowsports, according to a press release.

This year’s silent auction will feature a 2013-14 Stagecoach Lodge parking pass and California Lodge parking pass, 2013-14 Heavenly private lesson package for six with Heavenly top-pro Weavin’ Steven, an Epic Pass, a Silver Oak varietal pack, rare artwork, a seven-night stay in Mexico, magnum wine bottles and many other items.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. and the award ceremony will begin at 7:15 p.m. Tickets cost $75 for general admission and $65 for foundation alumni and can be purchased at or by calling foundation director Aimi Xistra-Rich at 530-314-9285. Proceeds will benefit the Heavenly Foundation’s Scholarship Program.

The winners of the Foundation’s annual Grapes & Gates raffle will be drawn during the event. Tickets cost $10 each and will be available for purchase at the event; they can also be purchased in advance by calling 530-314-9285. Prizes include $1,000 cash and a $2,000 HSSF 2013-14 tuition scholarship.

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