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SCCF announces Wines in the Wild sponsors

By Staff | Oct 2, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Wines in the Wild founders Tom and Linda Uhler raise a glass with Robbie and Geoff Roepstorff, of Bank of the Islands.

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation recently announced that Bank of the Islands is the presenting sponsor for Wines in the Wild, set for Nov. 15 at the Bailey Homestead Preserve.

“We truly appreciate Bank of the Islands’ support of this event for more than a decade,” founders Tom and Linda Uhler said. “This very special evening would not be nearly as lovely without their support.”

From 6 to 9 p.m., event attendees – in “island festive” attire – will have the opportunity to see friends and explore the grounds and features of the Homestead Preserve, while sampling fine wines and food from Sanibel’s premier purveyors.

“We’ll have five stations set up. Each will feature a savory dish from one of Sanibel’s finest kitchens – Catering by Leslie Adams, Cielo, Malia, Sanibel Catering Company and Sweet Melissa’s Caf,” Linda Uhler said. “The dishes will be paired at each station with specially selected complementary wines from our wine sponsor, Bailey’s General Store. We’ll end the evening with a sumptuous dessert buffet from Norman Love Confections in the Homestead Pavilion, and a live auction of very special experiences. There will also be valet parking sponsored by Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille.”

Diamond sponsors include Lucy and Paul Roth and Linda and Wayne Boyd, while platinum sponsors are Kay and John Morse. Gold sponsors include Brenda and David Bass, Susan and Cli? Beittel, Tory and Bill Burch, Billye and Ralph Curtis, Barb and Tom Dunham, Sherry and Doug Gentry, Anne Haslem and Ed Wheeler, Gwenda Hiett-Clements, Janie Howland and Jack Thomas, Deborah La Gorce, McCallion & McCallion, Roberta and Philip Puschel, Joyce and Don Rice, Nancy and Chip Roach, Kris and Doug Ryckman, Donna and John Schubert, Laura and Shawn Shaffer, Nanelle Wehmann, and Penny Wilkinson and Dick Boehning. Silver sponsors are Nancy Dehmlow, Allison and Chauncey Goss, Shelley and Bill Greggs, Joan Kearney and Pete Bender, Brenda and Marty Harrity, Mike Kelly, Diane and Leroy Neitzel, Jennifer and Dave Nichols, Melinda Roy and Chris Gourley, and Betty and Bob Van Tassel.

Tickets are $125 per person; they will not be available at the door.

For reservations, call Linda Uhler at 239-472-3817.

The Bailey Homestead Preserve is at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.