Adventures in Wine Gala to Benefit Stanford Home for Children

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Sacramento-area wine aficionados will gather once again for the fourth annual Adventures in Wine gala to be held Friday, October 3, at the North Ridge Country Club in Fair Oaks. All proceeds raised at the event will benefit Stanford Home for Children, a Sacramento-based nonprofit that provides services for at-risk children and their families.

Sacramento-area wine aficionados will gather once again for the fourth annual Adventures in Wine gala to be held Friday, October 3, at the North Ridge Country Club in Fair Oaks. All proceeds raised at the event will benefit Stanford Home for Children, a Sacramento-based nonprofit that provides services for at-risk children and their families.

Twenty area restaurants and wineries will open the evening by offering wine, olive oil, chocolate, and gourmet food tastings. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the tastings before an extraordinary line-up of live and silent auction items ranging from vacation accommodations in Mexico, Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, and the Bay Area to rounds of golf at premier courses including Spyglass in Pebble Beach and North Ridge Country Club. Honorary Stanford Home Board Member and KCRA 3 Meteorologist Eileen Javora will offer a private studio tour and lunch to the highest bidder.

The highlight of this year's wine extravaganza will be the live auction of more than 80 collectable vintages. Featured bottles include a 1975 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, a double magnum of first-growth Bordeaux with a label designed by the late artist Andy Warhol. Also available for bidding will be magnums of 2005 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 1985 Chateau Lynch-Bages, 1998 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2004 Ehrhardt Estates Clarksburg Petite Syrah.

"We are incredibly fortunate to celebrate our families' successes with our community supporters," says Keith Diederich, Stanford Home Executive Director. "Last year, Adventures in Wine raised more than $100,000 which helped fund innovative programs like our family finding program that connects children in the system to safe and loving family members. We hope for similar success this year as we continue to serve 1,800 local children and their families with our programs."

Adventures in Wine tickets are available for $50 each. Everyone who purchases a ticket will be entered to win a 3-night family vacation to Disneyland. For more information, contact Shannon Mann at (916) 344-0199.

About Stanford Home for Children
Stanford Home for Children leads our community in providing alternatives to institutional care for youth: the best solution to supporting families in turmoil. Through family centered practices, we connect and strengthen families, so that every child can thrive. For more than 100 years, Stanford Home's mission has been to provide innovative care and support to strengthen children and families so that they may define their own dreams, overcome their challenges, and thrive in the future. The nonprofit organization serves boys and girls of all races, creeds, and economic backgrounds--each with a different but painful set of experiences that have had a negative impact on their schooling, emotional well-being, and their ability to interact with adults and peers. Stanford Home seeks to unite and unify families whenever possible, minimizing the dependence on institutional care that can further traumatize a child facing turmoil. Stanford Home's vision for the future is to ensure that every youth is safe, healthy, self-sufficient, connected with family, and given the tools they need to develop into contributing members of our community.

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