47th Annual Wine And Cuisine Tasting Tickets Now On Sale

The annual gourmet Wine and Cuisine Tasting Benefit, a major fund-raising event, is celebrating its 47th Anniversary to support the Sierra Madre Public Library. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to supporting our community Library. All funds received from this event support the Library.

The event will be held on Friday evening, February 17, from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at Alverno’s historic Villa del Sol d’Oro, located at 200 North Michillinda Avenue, Sierra Madre. This will be an elegant affair featuring more than two dozen vintners providing superb wines, as well as local restaurants offering creative food and desserts.

Tickets to the Premier Event are $80 and allow early admission at 6:00 p.m. Those attending the Premier Event will enjoy a variety of wines from Thornton Winery, whose winemaker, David Vergari, hails from Sierra Madre. Delectable hors d’oeuvres from Sierra Fusion, a new Sierra Madre restaurant, will compliment the wines. A chance to win a very unique gift basket will be offered again this year.

Tickets to the Main Event are $60 and provide admission at 7:00 p.m. Both are on sale now at the Sierra Madre Public Library, The Bottle Shop, Savor the Flavor, and Arnold’s Frontier Hardware & Gifts, as well as online at HYPERLINK “http://www.eventbrite.com”www.eventbrite.com.

Throughout the evening you will enjoy live music and Magic Castle magicians as you stroll about the Villa sampling the wonderful variety of wine and food. A Silent Auction will again be offering lovely artwork, services, tickets to special events, restaurant vouchers and many other tempting items. Please join us at the Villa on February 17 for a delightful evening enjoying fine wines, tasty food, and lively entertainment amidst the company of friends.

The committee would like to thank local Sierra Madre artist, Melanie Campbell-Carter, for designing and donating this year’s art work, an original block print, featured on all flyers, post cards and posters. It will also be offered as a silent auction item.