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WineFest No. 26 - A Toast to Children’s Health

Our ever-trailblazing event benefits children’s health research, education, and care at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital.

Cheers, and thank you once more for participating in a phenomenal WineFest weekend!

Whether you attended one event or four, won an auction item or donated — thank you! Together, we made a huge difference for M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital, raising $1.9 million! That’s uncharted territory for a single weekend — and in keeping with our theme, inspired by our trailblazing physician-scientists and our groundbreaking winemakers. Plus, that total brings our cumulative WineFest fundraising to $23 million! Relive the magic of WineFest No. 26 - A Toast to Children's Health!

Please watch this brief video to learn how your generous support is changing outcomes for children in Minnesota and around the world.


During WineFest, we enjoyed celebrating our outstanding award recipients. To learn more about their impressive impact on pediatric research, patients—like Walt McGrory and Ethan Li—and their families, please take a moment to watch these videos:



Thank you to the WineFest No. 26 Honorary Cochairs Pete and Mary Sue Vorbrich for their incredible leadership and generosity. We are profoundly grateful to our WineFest Advisory Committee members for their steadfast commitment and contributions, in particular, a special shoutout to Blythe Brenden for her spectacular support. Thank you to our Insignia Award recipients - Lee Kitzenberg, Dale Roberts, Paul Campbell, Scott Harris, and David Hardten, and the “Alfie” Industry Icon Award Winner - Haskell’s. We also offer our deepest gratitude to our Honorary Winemasters, Philanthropic Board Chair Anna Klombies and all of the members, our sponsors, and our restaurant and industry partners including our "Jack Riebel" Chef of the Fest Mr. Paul’s Supper Club.

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To learn more information about M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital or WineFest, please contact Brittany Christenson at [email protected] or call (612) 626-7946.

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