Friday, 21 January 2011 15:35
Flavours of B.C.’s Naramata Bench Wine Tasting and Auction
In support of your ESO and Winspear Centre
The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Francis Winspear Centre for Music invites guests to a place of unparalleled beauty and taste, that of British Columbia’s Naramata Bench. On Friday, January 28th, join us in welcoming superb boutique wineries from the Okanagan Valley and sample award winning wines that are drawing the attention of connoisseurs worldwide. Flavours of B.C.’s Naramata Bench is the 3rd annual wine tasting fundraiser and auction in support of the ESO and Winspear Centre.
Guests can mix and mingle with winemakers, sample delicious hors d’oeuvres, and listen to the sounds of Sandro Dominelli performing smooth jazz with members of your ESO. Elevate your wine tasting experience by attending the VIP tasting, where you can sample exclusive library wines and gain insight and knowledge from experts in the industry.
Both a live and silent auction will offer unique items up for grabs to the highest bidder: a one year family membership at the Royal Glenora Club, a five-course dinner for eight on the Winspear stage, a VIP Naramata getaway (including a two-day stay at the Naramata Heritage Inn and exclusive winery tours), a team-signed Edmonton Oilers jersey, a weekend trip to Minneapolis that includes dinner with ESO Music Director William Eddins, a small business marketing package from Eight Leaves Media, plus so much more!
Featured wineries include: Elephant Island Orchard Wines, Hillside Estate Winery & Bistro, Kettle Valley Winery, La Frenz Winery, Lake Breeze Vineyards, Laughing Stock Vineyards, Poplar Grove Winery, Red Rooster Winery, Therapy Vineyards, Township 7 Vineyards & Winery, and Nichol Vineyard & Estate Winery.
The VIP Tasting will begin at 6:00pm; guests may register for the silent auction beginning at 6:30pm; and the wine tasting will begin at 7:00pm. The live auction program will commence at approximately 8:15pm.
Event tickets can be purchased through the Winspear Centre Box Office for $90 per person; limited VIP tasting tickets remain and are available for $150 per person (plus applicable fees). Call (780) 428-1414, toll free 1-800-563-5081, or purchase online
. A tax deductible receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket cost.
The ESO and Winspear Centre wish to thank Naramata Bench Wineries, Vines Riverbend Wine Merchants, University of Alberta School of Business, The Royal Glenora Club, and Eight Leaves Media for their generous support in making this event possible.
For more information, please contact Teresa Ryan, Events/Volunteer Coordinator, at (780) 401-2547.
No matter what style of wine you like, you will find it in Naramata.