Upon arrival gala attendees will be greeted with a selection of passed hors d’oeuvres, cheese & charcuterie boards, and current release wines as they peruse the Silent Auction items in the fountain courtyard. As the Silent Auction closes guests will be invited into the ballroom for a formal three-course dinner, compliments of Park Avenue Catering, paired with gold medal Wilson Artisan Wines. VIP guests will be seated at a Winemaker table and enjoy Reserve and Library wines with their dinner followed by a Brandy digestif. Everyone will be on their feet as California Senator Mike McGuire kicks off the Live Auction in an effort to surpass the total scholarship funds he raised in 2017. As the night concludes guests can pick-up their Silent Auction items to take home.
Eighteen years ago Ken and Diane Wilson held a casual barbecue at Wilson Winery with the belief that children of Sonoma County vineyard workers should not be limited by financial hardships in their pursuit of educational opportunities; thus began the Children of the Vineyard Workers Scholarship fundraiser (CVWSF). In 2002, they collaborated with the Sonoma County Farm Bureau. Each year, Wilson Artisan Wineries provides numerous scholarships throughout Sonoma County and have since distributed more than $450,000.00 in scholarships.
Sergio Bernal Gutierrez - Ellis Alden Vineyards, Susan Cruz - EJ Gallo, Lucia & Alejandra Diaz, Leonel Soto, Celene & Angel Rodriguez - Pedroncelli Winery, Alba Fernanda Diaz Canela, Karlett Torres, Cristian Ruiz - Sonoma Cutrer Vineyard, Ana Ruiz Gonzalez - Syar Family Vineyards, Jorge Solorio - Seghesio Winery, Jesus Gonzalez - Garden Creek Vineyards, Guadalupe & Jorge Ibanez - Mauritson Vineyards, Sarahi Robledo - Knights Valley Ranch, Alvaro Zamora - River Road Vineyards, Victor Guzman - Ferrari Carano, Matias Lopez - Facility Technician, Josue Merlin Solorio - Calderwood Inn, Pedro Napoles Serrano - Prenda Vineyards, Isabel Nunez Perez - Rio Lago Ranch & Vineyards, Taylor Richardson - Westside Vineyards, Nancy Vega - York Creek Vineyards, Jorge Cervantes - A. Rafanelli, Nicolas Hernandez Ramirez, Jassel Dolores & Xitlali Cespedes - Redwood Empire Vineyard Management, Andrea & Alejandra Perez - Virginia Dare, Rodolfo Torres, Tania Lopez - Korbel Winery, Yaquelin Zuniga - Unti Vineyards, Cynthia Cendejas - Wilson Winery, Jordan Cruz Loya - Vinepro Vineyard Management, Llasmin Garcia - Four Season Winery, Belen Gudino - Jene-Jojo & Susie Garcia Vineyard, Moises Hernandez - Vinewood Cellars, Candelaria Lopez, Luis Melecio - Ridge Vineyards, Rosalva Maldonado Rios - Red Car Wine Company, Eduardo Sandoval - Tractor Operator