WineFest No. 24
May 10-11, 2019
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
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Achieving excellence for our pediatric patients is the goal of every one of our brilliant physician-researchers. Inspired by that calling, WineFest No. 24 is showcasing all things elite—including our honorary winemasters’ high-end wines, recognized by Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, and Robert Parker Wine Advocate with 90-plus ratings. We’re pulling the corks on these special-occasion vintages to celebrate!
Register today to join other wine aficionados and people devoted to children’s health for WineFest No. 24. You’ll enjoy remarkable wines, exquisite cuisine, irresistible auction items, and exuberant entertainment—all while we help children survive and thrive around the world.
FRIDAY, MAY 10
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Wine Symposium sponsored by Minnesota Monthly • $150 ($130 tax–deductible)
What makes an elite wine stand out from the crowd? And how do winemasters coax their grapes into cream-of-the-crop vintages? Here is your chance to satiate your unquenchable curiosity. Meet our honorary winemasters, who are renowned worldwide for creating top-rated and highly regarded wines. They will explain their wineries' innovative production methods and share their perspectives on how to best enjoy superior wines. Plus, you'll sample their premier and specialty vintages and have all of your pressing wine questions answered.
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Grand Tasting • $125 ($73 tax–deductible)
Discover what preeminence tastes like, over and over again! At this remarkable event, excellence comes to life through dozens of signature selections from the Twin Cities' best restaurants and 400 distinctive wines from around the world. Mingle with winemakers, taste superior vintages, dive into copious samples, and bid generously on tempting silent auction items. Uncork the evening on the dance floor at the Grape Stomp After-Party, sponsored by the Blythe Brenden-Mann Foundation. Jennifer Mayerle of WCCO-TV and Cory Hepola of WCCO-News Talk 830 will host this spirited bash.
Join us for both events—your discounted admission is $225 ($153 tax–deductible)!
SATURDAY, MAY 11
5:30 p.m. - midnight
Special Reserve Reception and Fine Wine Dinner • $500 ($280 tax–deductible)
Kick off a memorable night by attending the WineFest Special Reserve Reception. Enjoy the most elite of the elite vintages selected by our honorary winemasters, raise your glass a time (or two!), and socialize with WineFest sponsors and community leaders who annually attend this sterling fête. Cheers!
6:30 p.m. - midnight
Fine Wine Dinner • $400 ($205 tax–deductible)
Fine Wine Dinner Table of 10 • $4,000 ($2,050 tax–deductible)
Cap off this extraordinary weekend at the Fine Wine Dinner, where we toast to medical discoveries, hear inspirational patient stories, and honor individuals and organizations that support University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. At this exceptional dinner, each course is paired perfectly with a choice wine selected by our honorary winemasters. This evening culminates with silent and live auctions featuring unique culinary experiences, celebrity meet-ups, bucket list trips, and more. Dance the night away to tunes performed by Rock With U, while Jason DeRusha of WCCO-TV and Jamie Yuccas of CBS News emcee this unforgettable celebration.