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vintner dinners - in-home & restaurants

Each year we host a limited number of vintner dinners at a mix of private residences of Charlotte Wine & Food’s top patrons and supporters and at the area’s top restaurants.

Vintner Partner Commitments:

  • Wine for a 4 to 5-course meal plus reception (amount varies depending upon venue capacity – usually 24-90 for a restaurant dinner – average of 40 | 20-24 for an in-home dinner)

  • Auction items (2-3 ideal) in the form of a special bottle (large format or rare vintage vertical) and/or a VIP tour/tasting experience; 100% of proceeds from the auction benefit our children’s charities

  • Winemaker, Winery owner or other agreed upon representative in attendance; a seat will be available at the dinner for the Winery rep plus one optional guest

  • Wine retail partner tie-in at event with a portion of proceeds from wine sales going back to charity

  • 2020 dates for these events include Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22, 2020 for in-home dinners and Thursday, April 23 for restaurant dinners.

Interested in participating in an in-home dinner? Email us at info@charlottewineandfood.org to express interest and learn more.

 
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grand tasting

The Grand Tasting is Charlotte Wine & Food’s largest tasting experience of the “Weekend” festival. It features over 100 different wines from around the globe, up to 12 area restaurants or culinary artisans, a few select breweries, an exclusive mobile silent auction and live music.

Friday, April 24 | 6:30-9:30 pm
Atrium at Two Wells Fargo Center
301 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28282

Hosting up to 500 mature foodies and wine connoisseurs
from Charlotte and beyond!

 See photos from last year’s event!

Vintner Partner Commitments:

  • Wineries may choose to have their own table (6’ x 30”) or to participate in a table programmed by their local distributor; 4-8 wines must be featured at each table with minimum 1.5 cases provided/table.

  • Winery representative in attendance. Maximum 2 staff/table.

  • Auction items donated (optional but appreciated) in the form of a special bottle (large format or rare vintage vertical) and/or a VIP tour/tasting experience; 100% of proceeds from the auction benefit our children’s charities

  • Wine retail partner tie-in at event with a portion of proceeds from wine sales going back to charity

We are limited in the number of winery tables we can have in the venue and aim to have a varied selection of offerings. Participation is by invite-only. If you are interested in participating, email info@charlottewineandfood.org for more information.

 
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wine seminars

Each year, we host a number of educational wine seminars geared toward beginner to connoisseur level wine lovers. In some cases these seminars are brand driven and in others they are theme driven - such as our 1000-point tasting featuring 10 10-pointe rated wines.

Vintner Partner Commitments:

  • Donated wine for seminar featuring 5-6 wines (amount required varies depending upon venue capacity – usually 24-48 guests); If the seminar is cross-branded (i.e. the 1000-Point Tasting), then we may only require 4-6 bottles of each wine provided.

  • Winemaker, Winery owner or other agreed upon representative in attendance to lead the discussion, as applicable; a host tasting station will be set at the front of the room for the Winery representative

  • Auction items (optional but appreciated:) in the form of a special bottle (large format or rare vintage vertical) and/or a VIP tour/tasting experience; 100% of proceeds from the auction benefit our children’s charities

  • Wine retail partner tie-in at event with a portion of proceeds from wine sales going back to charity

Participation is by invite-only. If you are interested in participating, email info@charlottewineandfood.org for more information.

 
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auction donations

Auctions (both silent and live) are one of the cornerstone’s of our fundraising. We have a need for exceptional food and wine experiences that can be auctioned at our events. There are many ways you can get involved:

  • Donate wine - especially large formats of packages like verticals or horizontals

  • Donate a special food or beverage experience i.e.- a special VIP wine tasting or dinner, etc. All ideas are welcome!

All donations to our auctions are 100% tax-deductible. 100% of proceeds from the auction benefit our children’s charities.

Anyone interested in donating to our auctions should reach out to info@charlottewineandfood.org.

Photo Credits: Josh Bannen Photography