RISE UP SONOMA
December 3, 2017 – from 4:00 - 9:00 PM
Sonoma Country Day School – Jackson Theatre at 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Price per ticket:
$500 for general admission. This group will enjoy 30 exclusive dine & wine stations with our featured chefs from San Francisco and Sonoma County. This includes general admission to the seating for the evenings music performance. Limited to 650 seats.
$1500 for VIP. The VIP guests will have access to the dine & wine stations, as well as the Green Room with our special music talent. The Green Room will host a caviar and foie gras station with an assortment of exclusive wines served from magnum. Finally, our VIP guests will enjoy front of the theatre section seats for the music performance. VIP is limited to 100 guests.
All proceeds from the event will be distributed to the following charities in support of victims:
Direct Human Element:
Care Relief Fund: www.calrestfoundation.org/fires.html
Redwood Credit Union Fund: www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief
UnDocuFund Fire Relief for Sonoma County: http://undocufund.org
Long-term and short-term housing:
Burners Without Borders: www.burnerswithoutborders.org
Homes for Sonoma: www.homesforsonoma.org
Rebuild Wine Country: www.rebuildwinecounrty.org
ABOUT RISE UP SONOMA
A very passionate group of dedicated and compassionate people pulled together for an incredible evening in Sonoma County benefiting those deeply affected by the devastating north bay fires. This group consists of San Francisco/Sonoma County’s most influential and notable chefs and restaurants. The winery partners are comprised of the rarest and most sought after in the country. The event is an evening of delectable wine, food, and one of a kind auction items, finished with a sensational concert led by some of music industry’s legendary artists.
MORGEN MCLAUGHLIN - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WILLAMETTE VALLEY WINERIES ASSOCIATION
WINE REGION OF THE YEAR
Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded Oregon’s Willamette Valley as its 2016 Wine Region of the Year for the annual Wine Star Awards. Meet some of Oregon’s colorful characters and learn why our region has become the home of New World Pinot noir! The award was presented at the Wine Star Awards dinner in Miami on January 30, 2017.
ABOUT THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, has two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 500 wineries. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world.The Willamette Valley is a huge and varied appellation that includes six sub-appellations: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton.
Buffered from Pacific storms on the west by the Coast Range, the valley follows the Willamette River north to south for more than a hundred miles from the Columbia River near Portland to just south of Eugene. To the east, the Cascade Range draws the boundary between the Willamette Valley’s misty, cool climate and the drier, more extreme climate of eastern Oregon.
At its widest point, this long, broad valley spans sixty miles. Overall, the climate boasts a long, gentle growing season – warm summers with cool evenings; bursts of Indian summer into fall; mild winters followed by long springs. In ideal years the maritime climate provides the best conditions possible for growing the cool-climate grape variety for which Oregon is best known: Pinot noir. In lesser years, fall weather can be tricky, causing winemakers to pull their hair. In this matter the Willamette Valley compares favorably with the Burgundy and Alsace regions of France. And, like it or not, the often finicky Willamette Valley climate is the promised land for Pinot noir in America. Wineries also produce Pinot gris, Pinot blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Melon, Gewürztraminer, sparkling wine, Sauvignon Blanc and some Syrah, Cabernet, and Merlot among other lesser-known varieties.
The Willamette Valley wineries are a popular tourist destination, with the area boasting a luxury destination resort, several high-end inns and many delightful bed & breakfasts. The valley also offers a long list of fine dining restaurants. An additional advantage for the wine tourist is the proximity of the wineries to Portland. From Portland, tourists can visit the Willamette Valley winery of their choice in anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours.