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SCCF’s Wines in the Wild will feature organic wines

By Staff | Nov 8, 2010

Enjoy an evening of wine, food and nature at SCCF’s Wines in the Wild fundraiser, returning to the island this Saturday, Nov. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Grape growers and winemakers around the world have begun to embrace the idea of producing premium wines made in harmony with nature. For more than 40 years, SCCF has encouraged islanders to live in harmony with our natural habitat. What better theme for SCCF’s third annual Wines in the Wild than “Organic, Sustainable and Biodynamic?”

The evening will feature six wines for tasting.

“Each was chosen not only because it fits into one of those categories but because of its overall quality,” said Tom Uhler, who is organizing the tasting. “They also represent good value. This is a good way to learn about some new wines.”

The evening’s wines that are labeled organic are made with grapes grown in an organic fashion and with no sulfites added. Grapes for the sustainable wines are grown with minimal chemical treatments and energy use.

Biodynamic farming techniques utilize the vineyard’s natural resources to cultivate the highest quality grapes possible without the use of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, growth stimulants or GOMs.

Wines in the Wild will be held on the grounds at SCCF’s Nature Center, located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel, from 6 to 8 p.m. A delicious array of food will accompany the wines. The cost for this fun evening is $75 per person.

Reservations are requested and can be made by calling SCCF at 472-2329.

In addition, all islanders are invited to enter the “Wines In The Wild” drawing even if you can’t make the evening event. You don’t have to be present to win one of the fabulous food-and-wine-lover prizes, which includes:

• Tom Uhler, local wine aficionado and co-chair of the event, will custom design a wine tasting for eight for one lucky winner.

• Luc Century has crafted a set of six wine glasses.

• Dinner for four from island caterer Leslie Adams is sure to tempt your tastebuds.

• Movie fans can have a sweet experience courtesy of the Island Cinema, which has donated tickets and Norman Love chocolates for four.

•Relaxation is in store for the winner of a gift certificate for a Swedish massage from the Spa at ‘Tween Waters Inn.

Tickets for the drawing are $20 each or 6 for $100. Call 472-2329 for more details.