Deering Estate Foundation to host 10th annual Wine on Harvest Moon


By Sheila Stieglitz….

Club de Huasos de Chile tango dancers will be performing during the event.

Fine wines, fine food and fine art of Chile and Argentina are showcased at this year’s Wine On Harvest Moon — “Taste, Tango & Toast to the Andes” — on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Deering Estate at Cutler, presented by South BMW.

The Estate will be immersed in the art and culture of the region — outdoors on the rolling lawn under the glow of the harvest moon, and indoors throughout the historic Stone House and Richmond Cottage.

Food tasting stations arranged with savory dishes are presented by many area restaurants that include: Olivo’s, Smith & Wollensky, Sawa, Sugarcane, The Local Craft Food & Drink, Creative Tastes, and Paella Party. Desserts are catered by Whole Foods Coral Gables featuring elegant pastries, fruit tarts, and mounds of dazzling confections.

Sugarcane’s Chef Timon Balloo demonstrates his culinary talent center courtyard, while food journalist Riki Altman describes his creative use of Chilean flavors.

Wine tastings presented by Crown Wine & Spirits, complement the food and are certain to confirm the Andes’ reputation as an internationally acclaimed wine region. For the oenophiles, some of the Chilean wines being tasted are from the renowned Montes Premium Wines, along with Koyle, a 2008 cabernet sauvignon, and Terrapura, a 2009 sauvignon blanc. Argentinean wineries participating are Antigal Winery & Estates, Familia Zuccardi, and Bodegas Norton.

“We are proud to once again be the presenting sponsor of Wine On Harvest Moon” said Joe Canaves, general manager of South BMW. “The Deering Estate at Cutler is a center for cultural arts and a focal point for historic preservation in our South Dade community, and we support the foundation’s efforts wholeheartedly.”

The culture of the Andes is celebrated in native dances, with performers dressed in their traditional costumes. Oscar Caballero and Roxana Garber, creators of the legendary show “The Streets of Buenos Aires,” perform Argentina’s sensual tango. Two outstanding Chilean dance troupes Conjunto Alturas and Club de Huasos de Chile, perform their country’s rhythmic folk dances with a spectacular grand finale.

The evening marks the Preview Opening of the Deering Estate’s fall invitational art exhibit, “Just North of the South Pole.” The show highlights artwork of these talented emerging and established Andean painters and sculptors, all of whom now reside in South Florida: Jaime Ferrer, mixed media; Daniel Bottero, Isabel Brinck, Ana Candioti, Andres Dominguez, Carla Fache, Rosana Tossi, painters; Josepo, and Alberto Carbi, sculptors.

Wine on Harvest Moon is an evening filled with the sights, sounds and flavors of these two unique countries. But, to get an even more authentic Andean experience, guests can bid on the high-end “Treasures, Pleasures and Adventures’ live auction that includes enticing international travel to Chile and Argentina.

Tickets for Wine on Harvest Moon are $125, and $100 for foundation members. Proceeds benefit the Deering Estate Foundation with a mission to protect, preserve and enhance the Deering Estate at Cutler for this and future generations.

The Deering Estate at Cutler is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. in Palmetto Bay. For tickets and information call 305-235-1668, ext. 263, or visit online at

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