Thursday April 15, 2010
New event- February 6 at 10 am – C³ Charlotte Cru Competition Wine Tasting. Private event. Spectactors welcome for FREE. Held at Del Friscos Double Eagle Steakhouse.
Tickets on Sale January 25, 2010 for the following Weekend events:
April 22-25, 2010 Vintner Dinners - winemaker dinners held at various restaurants
April 23, 2010 Big Bottles & Blues - a casual event with the largest attendance. Held at Gateway Village, in the heart of downtown Charlotte.
April 24, 2010 Grand Gala & Live Auction – a formal, culminating celebration held at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte.
Charlotte’s best kept fundraising secret, Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend has raised more than $3 million for local charities. For 2010, five charities were selected based on the theme “Nourishing Mecklenburg County Youth.” As a group, these charities nurture the “whole child,” (body, mind and spirit) by focusing on such issues as education, child abuse and neglect, homelessness, and hunger. The beneficiaries and designated programs are:
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte – Professional Theatre for Youth Audiences
Council for Children’s Rights – The Leading Voice for Abused and Neglected Children
Johnson & Wales University – Scholarships and Career Development
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina – Backpacks for Underprivileged Kids
Workforce Initiative for Supportive Housing –Homeless Children Focus