Get ready to be transported to vineyards near and far during the 14th Annual WineDiscovery April 28, 7:00PM to 10:30PM, at The Marq in Southlake. Hosted by the Metroport, Keller and Southlake Rotary Clubs, the event has raised over $340,000 since its inception for local youth scholarships and community service projects.
Guests will enjoy unlimited samples of more than 24 Texas, domestic and international wines – including red, white, port and sparkling – from six local wineries and distributors: Banfi Vintners, Bear Creek Spirits & Wine in Colleyville; El Wine Chateau in Keller; Three Vino in Roanoke; Misa Imports in Dallas; and Off the Vine in Grapevine. Craft beer samples from Ballast Point Brewery will again be available this year, along with port and cigars on the patio.
“Buying wine is a challenge, so WineDiscovery is all about tasting new wines and finding new favorites. It’s even more of a discovery when you learn about the vintner & the wine,” says event chair Mary MoeGeorgia, noting all of the wines featured have retail values of up to $40.00. “Lesser known Texas, domestic and international wineries are featured, selected by experts to be exceptional values. We bet favorite selections are not the most expensive!”
A wine and craft beer tasting is not complete without food and this year’s culinary sponsors offer fare to complement all varietals: Bonefish Grill, DeVivo Bros. Eatery, Howard Wang's China Grill, il Calabrese, RA Sushi, FnG Eats, and Texas Bleu Steakhouse. Desserts will be provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes and The Ice Cream Place.
The evening will include live music and red carpet photos. A silent auction will showcase local goods and services, art, domestic and international travel packages. The raffle has the best odds in Texas and features a choice of "half of the pot" or custom-designed jewelry by Diamonds & Designs.
The majority of proceeds from WineDiscovery are awarded as scholarships to local graduating high school students in Carroll ISD, Keller ISD, Northwest ISD, Westlake, Christhaven, and Tarrant County College. Remaining proceeds are used for local grants to non-profit organizations – such as Gallant Few; the Roanoke Food Pantry; Metroport Meals on Wheels; Victory Therapy Center to support equine assisted physical therapy; and Gallant Few to prevent veteran isolation – as well as humanitarian projects in Nicaragua or Mexico.
Tickets to WineDiscovery are available for individuals, couples and groups. They may be purchased online at www.winediscoveryevent.com. For more information, contact Mary MoeGeorgia at 469-964-5187.