APTOS, Calif. (June 14, 2018)–On August 19, the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) will host an evening under the stars at Deer Park Ranch, home to Lester Estate Wines: The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Harvest Dinner benefiting the Hospice of Santa Cruz County.
The evening will begin with a wine reception, during which guests can sample a variety of wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains while they bid on wine lots as part of a silent auction. Following the reception, guests will be treated to local, farm-to-table cuisine prepared by Brad Briske, Chef and Owner of Home restaurant in Soquel. Tickets are available for $150, but the early bird price is $130 for any tickets purchased before August 15. All proceeds will benefit Hospice of Santa Cruz County.
This special evening will be held in the memory of Dexter Ahlgren (August 8, 1928 – April 18, 2018) of Alhgren Family Vineyards. Dexter was a founding member and past president of SCMWA.
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Harvest Dinner
Deer Park Ranch
1950 Pleasant Valley Road
Aptos, CA 95003
Sunday, August 19 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Celebrate harvest season in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the first winegrowing appellation characterized by its elevation. Guests can taste a variety of premium wines and bid on auction items during the wine reception, which will be followed by a farm-to-table dinner under the stars. Proceeds benefit the Hospice of Santa Cruz County, whose mission is to honor the choices of individuals and families by providing exemplary end-of-life care and grief support to the community.
Hosted by Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association
Benefiting Hospice of Santa Cruz County
In memory of Dexter Ahlgren, Founding Member and Past President of SCMWA
Cuisine provided by Brad Briske, Chef and Owner of Home restaurant
General Admission: $150
Early Bird Price (before August 15): $130
About the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association
The Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) is an alliance of more than 70 wineries and grape growers, most of them family-run, working to promote the unique aspects of the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA and its wines. Formed in 1981, the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA is nestled in one of the most unique winegrowing regions in the world, beginning just south of San Francisco and spanning the mountain range between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Mountain terrain, marine influence, varied microclimates, and distinctive soils combine to produce ideal conditions for high-quality winegrowing. The small size of the wineries allows for greater attention to detail, which maximizes the potential of the grapes. For more information about SCMWA, visit scmwa.org, call 831.685.8463 or email [email protected]. Join the conversation on social media at Facebook.com/SCMWA, Twitter.com/SCMWA and Instagram.com/scmwine.