The Deering Estate Foundation’s Wine On Harvest Moon is back this year better than ever with a tantalizing theme of “Spirits, Spells & American Lore” that is sure to charm guests’ senses.
Mark your calendar for Oct. 24, 7:30-10:30 p.m., for the 14th edition of the “Harvest” festival at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Ave., this year presented by South BMW. Philanthropists, foodies, art lovers and environmentalists will spend an enchanting evening on the historic bayfront property as they celebrate the allure of American folklore through the fine wine and spirits of the continental U.S., the tasty food prepared by top local chefs and the delight of the macabre to the mysterious in entertainment, including chilling musical performances, haunting vignettes, contemporary art and a live auction.
Other leading sponsors for this year’s event include Coconut Grove Bank, Celebrity Cruises, Northwestern Mutual, Morris & Reynolds Insurance, UBS Financial Services, Community Newspapers, SocialMiami.com and the Pinecrest Magazine.
Howard Tendrich, event chairman for the eighth year and a Deering Estate Foundation board member, says this year’s “Harvest” will honor American wine, cuisine, art and classic literature.
“Wine On Harvest Moon has become the Foundation’s signature fundraising event,” said Tendrich. “The awareness, attention and money it affords the Estate for our educational programs, cultural events and conservational efforts is amazing and it’s simply wonderful that the theme this year so beautifully complements Deering Estate’s own vibrant history.”
Presented by Crown Wine, Spirits & Gourmet, a coast-to-coast journey through America will take guests to different wine or spirit producing regions of the U.S., marrying each with a sub-theme from some of the country’s revered folklore.
Décor, lighting and entertainment will embellish, and food will be paired to the theme, region and corresponding drink. Astellar line-up of chefs and restaurants will participate, including Oliver Rodriguez of The Biltmore Hotel, Rojelio Fernandez of Brio Tuscan Grille, Diego Solano of Bulla Gastrobar, Rod Chitikov of Devon Seafood + Steak, Alberto Cabrera of Little Bread, Phil Bryant of The Local Craft Food & Drink, Kareem Anguin of Oceanaire Seafood Room, Miguel Antonio Gomez Fernández of Pisco Y Nazca, Julia Ning of Station 5 Miami, Anacapri Cucina Italiana, CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar, Golden Rule Seafood and Whole Foods Market Coral Gables.
Tickets are $150 for Foundation members and $175 for non-members.
For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, call 305-235-1668, ext. 263, or go to deeringestate.com/wine-on-harvest=moon/ or www.deeringestate.org. For sponsor information, call Michelle Streit at 305-235-1668, ext. 253, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.