KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Lake Family Resource Center will present its annual “Wine and Chocolate … And More” fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 8.
The fundraiser will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Mt. Konocti Winery & Event Center, 2550 Big Valley Road in Kelseyville.
The annual benefit supports Lake Family Resource Center's efforts to strengthen local families.
Lake Family Resource Center provides vital services to children and families throughout Lake County, including child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence services, rape crisis center, comprehensive child development and family support, nutritional education and counseling.
Wine and Chocolate spotlights Lake County’s award-winning, ultra-premium wines. Recent San Francisco Chronicle award winning wineries also are participating, and wine will be available for purchase at the onsite wine store.
There will be pairings of local wines with chocolates as well as savory bites from local restaurants and caterers. Local Sommelier Stephanie Green provides the pairing expertise.
The event also includes an auction, original artwork by Kelseyville artist Gail Salituri, workshops on wine and food pairing, and olive oil sensory.
Chacewater Olive Mill’s own Emilio De La Cruz will share his secrets in producing the finest extra virgin olive oil, and Green will share the secrets of wonderful wine and how to pair that complex libation with savory food.
This year’s event also will include a fire pit and a car show, weather permitting.
Tickets are $35 each in advance, $40 each the day of the event and at the door.
This year attendees also may purchase a special VIP package: $500 includes tickets for eight, a special reserved table in the VIP Cellar and appetizers.
Sponsorship opportunities also exist. If your company would like to participate, call Lake Family Resource Center Executive Director Gloria Flaherty at 707-279-0563. Caterers who wish to participate also should contact Flaherty.
Tickets are available at Lake Family Resource Center's Kelseyville office, 5350 Main St., via telephone at 707-279-0563 or online at www.lakefrc.org ; the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, 875 Lakeport Blvd., Lakeport; Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, 14808 Olympic Drive, Clearlake; Saw Shop Gallery & Bistro, 3825 Main St., Kelseyville; and most Lake County wineries’ tasting rooms.