Try your luck at a game of Blackjack
Take a break from wine tasting and try your luck at our black jack table. A donation for your black jack chips is appreciated but not mandatory.
At approximately 8:00 pm be ready to bid on some exclusive items in our mini-live auction, including a New Belgium Fat Tire Cruiser. (Keep watching; more items to come!)
Our silent auction is always a high-light of Wine Fest. This year will be no exception. There will be a huge variety of items to bid on spanning art, fine dining, jewelry, merchandise, services and, of course, fabulous wine and beer.
Buy a Cork Raffle
This is being sponsored by Tracey Ryk with The Group, Inc. again this year. Tracey is also a member of Disabled Resource Services' Board of Directors. You can purchase a cork for $20 and have a chance at winning up to $500 in cash. There will be more details to follow.
While the wine and food nourishes your palate, enjoy live music (entertainment to be announced). There are lots of theories about the combined pleasure of wine and music – experience it all right at Wine Fest.
Wine tasting tips
Overwhelmed when faced with 500+ wines to choose from? The wine vendors are there to help you. They can show you how to use the light to determine the vintage of your wine. The can show you how to swirl & sniff. There is an art to tasting. Hold a sip of wine in your mouth and let it roll around your palate. Is it heavy or light bodied? Does the aroma and flavor stay in your mouth after you have swallowed? These are some fun things the wine people will be glad to talk about. The beer guys will do the same things with beers.
Commemorative Wine Glasses
Thanks to Dennis Schick of Re/Max Alliance, VIP guests will receive a beautiful crystal Riedel wine glass to take home as a reminder of this year’s Wine Fest.