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Lead sponsors, tasting partners announced for Wines in the Wild

By Staff | Oct 2, 2018

PHOTO PROVIDED Geoff and Robbie Roepstorff, of Bank of the Islands, with Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Chief Executive Officer Erick Lindblad and diamond sponsors Lucy and Paul Roth.

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation announced that Bank of the Islands is returning as the presenting sponsor for the 2018 Wines in the Wild set for Nov. 9.

“Bank of the Islands is such a tremendous corporate citizen for SCCF, as well as the entire island non-profit community,” SCCF Chief Executive Officer Erick Lindblad said. “The renewal of their support for this annual fundraising event will ensure a fun and successful evening for our organization.”

Wines in the Wild also benefits from the support of diamond sponsors Lucy and Paul Roth.

“We are so grateful for the generosity and hard work of our fellow event co-chairs and this year’s diamond sponsors Lucy and Paul Roth,” founders Tom and Linda Uhler said. “This year’s Wines in the Wild is going to be very special thanks to their support.”

According to the Roths, a great deal is new with this year’s event.

PHOTO PROVIDED Chef Leslie Adams, of Catering by Leslie Adams.

“We’ll have six stations set up on the Homestead grounds. Each will feature a savory dish from one of Sanibel’s finest kitchens. Our returning kitchen partners include Catering by Leslie Adams, Il Cielo and Sweet Melissa’s Cafe. They will be joined this year by three new kitchen partners – Cip’s Place, the Sanibel Catering Company and Malia, one of Sanibel’s newest restaurants. The foods will be paired at each station with specially selected complementary wines. It will be a great opportunity to explore the grounds and unique features of the Homestead, while sampling wines donated by Bailey’s General Store, our returning wine sponsor. We’ll end the evening with a dessert surprise in the Homestead Pavilion, upbeat music from the Danny Morgan Trio and a live auction of very special experiences. There will also be valet parking sponsored by Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, and a thank you gift underwritten by Island Taxi.”

Wines in the Wild will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The attendees are encouraged to wear their “island festive” attire.

Tickets are $125 per person and are expected to sell out in advance.

To purchase tickets, contact Linda Uhler at 239-472-3817.

PHOTO PROVIDED Sweet Melissa’s General Manager Karen Schaeffer and Chef Melissa Talmage.