Annual Silicon Valley Wine Auction Dinner
By FBWorld Team
Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers
Education Foundation (SCMWEF) hosts the fifth annual Silicon
Valley Wine Auction benefiting the Oxford Teacher Academy and
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Elevate Math program. With
a goal of raising funds to transform education through innovation,
the auction has raised over $3.7 million dollars since the inaugural
event in 2015.
dinner will take place at Eden Estates, the private home of
John Couch, who was formerly the vice president of education
for Apple. The evening begins with a walk-around tasting of
Santa Cruz Mountains wines poured by the winemakers themselves.
Following the tasting, guests will be invited to dinner, which
will be prepared by Caterer Pamela and Co. Menu highlights include,
a red wine risotto, filet of beef tenderloin with a pinot noir
porcini chive glaze and a chocolate tartufo bomba for dessert,
all paired with premium wines from the AVA.
dinner, guests will be treated to speeches and performances
by special guests. Notable attendees include Dr. Todd Rose,
author of End of Average and Dark Horse and founder of Populace.org;
Mark Presky, author and the executive director of the Global
Future Education Foundation and Institute; and Esther Wojcicki,
educator and author of How to Raise Successful Kids.
from the auction include intimate wine dinners with principles
of Santa Cruz Mountains wineries such as Ridge Vineyards, House
Family Vineyards and Eden Estates, as well as a weekend experience
at the private ranch of Scott Cook and Signe Otsby.
event sponsors for 2019 include Ridge Vineyards, House Family
Foundation, Mount Eden Vineyards, Eden Estates, Scott Cook and
Signe Otsby, Kings Mountain Vineyards, DJM Capital Partners,
Silicon Valley Wine Auction Dinner
Saturday, May 18 from 5-10 p.m.
Silicon Valley Wine Auction ticket sales and donations benefit
organizations that fund innovative and transformative education
throughout Silicon Valley.
Hosted by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation
Individual tickets are available for $1,000 at siliconvalleywineauction.org.