Dry Creek Vineyard wines were recently featured at a major celebrity fundraising event benefiting the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).
Just one week after the winery was featured
at the 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild
Awards®, Dry Creek Vineyard was selected as
the official wine for the annual fundraiser,
Jaguar's Tribute to Style, attracting 1200
guests from the entertainment and fashion
The winery's limited edition 1999 Reserve Fumé Blanc, 1997 Reserve Merlot, 1998 Reserve Chardonnay and 1997 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon were the sole wines served at an elegant private pre-party hosted by Badgley Mischka for American Express Platinum cardholders. A variety of Dry Creek Vineyard wines were poured at exclusive wine bars during the event. Held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, which was transformed to resemble Rodeo Drive, the evening raised over $750,000 for Hollywood's largest fundraising organization.
Title sponsor Jaguar introduced their new X-Type Sedan, the first in the U.S., to the distinguished group, then auctioned it off to the highest bidder. The color Red was the theme of the evening, and to celebrate, a display of bright red haute couture gowns by Rodeo Drive designers such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Escada and Dolce & Gabbana, were also auctioned off to discerning guests. All proceeds benefited EIF.
Lisa Rinna and Kim
Kim and Lori Loughlin
"It is such an honor to support the incredible
efforts of the Entertainment Industry Foundation," said Kim Stare
Wallace Vice President of Dry Creek Vineyard. "The collaboration of
fashion, entertainment, food and wine make this an evening we will all
remember for years."
Founded in 1942, the Entertainment Industry Foundation harnesses the power of the entertainment industry to impact critical issues and create positive social change nationally. The organization raises millions of dollars annually to aid thousands of men, women and children.
And the stars do come out for their favorite charity! Entertained by world-renowned salsa singer Marc Anthony, celebrities such as Catherine Zeta-Jones, Elizabeth Hurley, Jennifer Lopez, Samuel L. Jackson, Larry King, Forest Whittaker, Jennifer Tilly, Angela Bassett, Marcia Gay Harden, Cindy Crawford, Sela Ward and many more danced the night away while enjoying wines from Sonoma County's family owned Dry Creek Vineyard.