Sonoma Winery and Retreat Hosts Interactive Virtual Wine Tasting and Cooking Class To Help Critically Ill Children
WINDSOR, Calif. (May 4, 2020) – Bricoleur Vineyards, a new family-owned winery, tasting room, culinary showplace, retreat and event venue in the idyllic Russian River Valley, is proud to announce its partnership with Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, a non-profit organization that creates life-enhancing experiences for children with critical illnesses. On Friday, May 15 Bricoleur Vineyards will host an interactive virtual wine tasting and cooking class led by Executive Chef Shane McAnelly and the Bricoleur wine and culinary team. Proceeds from wine bundles purchased to participate in the virtual experience will benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.
“We are dedicated to helping all charitable organizations, but The Make-A-Wish foundation is one that we are particularly passionate about supporting,” said CEO and co-founder Mark Hanson. “There is nothing sadder than thinking about the struggles these critically ill children face every day, and there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing the smiles on their faces when their wishes come true. We are so lucky to have the resources to help these kids.”
Starting at 6 p.m. on May 15, Bricoleur Vineyards’ winemaker Cary Gott will host an exclusive tasting via Zoom featuring the winery’s 2017 Alexander Valley Zinfandel. Following the tasting, Bricoleur Vineyards’ Executive Chef McAnelly will conduct an interactive cooking class from Bricoleur’s new industry-grade kitchen, demonstrating how to prepare an Italian classic, Strozzapreti All’Amatriciana with Insalata Tricolore, that pairs perfectly with Bricoleur’s Zinfandel.
The two fund-raising wine bundles available for purchase to participate in the demonstration include “A Date Night In” and “Quarantine Party for Four.” The “A Date Night In” bundle costs $100, with $20 of the purchase benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. This bundle includes homemade strozzapreti pasta, a menu card listing the ingredients, step-by-step instructions to make Strozzapreti All’Amatriciana with Insalata Tricolore, a bottle of Bricoleur Vineyards 2018 Estate Olive Oil, and a bottle of the winery’s 2017 Zinfandel. The “Quarantine Party for Four” bundle costs $180, $50 of which will benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. This bundle includes homemade strozzapreti pasta, a menu card with the ingredients, step-by-step instructions for Strozzapreti All’Amatriciana with Insalata Tricolore, a bottle of Bricoleur Vineyards 2018 Estate Olive Oil, a bottle of the 2017 Zinfandel, and a bottle of the winery’s “Flying by the Seat of Our Pants” Brut.
To register for Bricoleur’s Quarantine Kitchen Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area wine tasting and cooking class, simply order one of the wine bundles or donate directly to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area through Bricoleur Vineyards’ website. The wine bundles are available for both pick-up and delivery. Delivery orders from outside of Northern California need to be placed online before May 4, 2020; delivery orders for Northern California must be placed online by May 7, 2020; and orders to be picked up at the winery need to be placed online by May 14, 2020. More information on how to register and purchase the wine bundles or to make a direct donation can be found at https://www.bricoleurvineyards.com/make-a-wish.
About Bricoleur Vineyards
Bricoleur Vineyards is a unique wine country retreat nestled in the Russian River Valley in Windsor, California, about an hour north of San Francisco. Visitors can visit the newly renovated Winery Barn to enjoy Bricoleur Vineyard’s hand-crafted, estate-grown wines or an elaborate, wine and culinary experience guided by celebrated local Executive Chef Shane McAnelly. The 40-acre estate features a number of picturesque gathering places to relax and create memorable experiences, such as a picnic in the stone pavilion overlooking the rows of Chardonnay, strolling in the rose gardens admiring the vast array of colorful and fragrant roses, playing a friendly game of bocce ball, or simply enjoying one’s family and friends while watching the ducks and native birds by one of two serene ponds Family owned by Bay Area natives Mark and Elizabeth Hanson and daughter Sarah Hanson Citron, Bricoleur Vineyards is Sonoma County’s hidden gem, dedicated to enjoying the beauty of Sonoma County while building meaningful connections and communities.
About Make-A-Wish Great Bay Area
Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area is a non-profit organization that creates life-changing wishes for children facing critical illnesses. Founded in 1984, we serve 17 counties in Northern California, from Siskiyou to Monterey. One of the largest Make-A-Wish chapters nationwide, we’ve granted more than 8,500 wishes for local children in our chapter’s 35-year history.
Each wish we grant is as unique as the child themselves. Make-A-Wish Greater bay Area transforms kids into cookbook authors and veterinarians and introduces them to exciting locations like Alaska, Antarctica, or their favorite theme park. Wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. Additionally, wishes don’t only help these children—they also have far-reaching, positive impacts on their families and communities.