Gala Wine Festival to Feature the BEST of Mendocino County

June 08, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Mendocino College Athletic Field under the REALLY BIG TENT

Don’t forget to join all the fun on August 12 at the Gala Wine Festival. Our event partner this year is the Mendocino County Winegrowers Association and the event will be held under the really big tent on the Mendocino College Athletic Field. Go to to purchase your $50 tickets today! 

Celebrity auctioneer will be Senator Mike McGuire who is a passionate advocate for community colleges and higher education. “We are excited to have Senator McGuire conduct the live and fund a need auctions at this year’s Gala. A private stay at the picturesque Leonard Lake Reserve; a weekend stay at the Bridge House on the Mendocino Coast and a private gourmet dinner are just a few of the auction items that await our guests,” stated Marilyn Harden, Special Events Chair.

Twenty local restaurants and caterers will provide small bites to guests and include: Assaggiare Mendocino, Chop Chop, Crush Italian Steakhouse, Dora's Gourmet Café, Elevensies, Good Earth Kitchen, Harvest Market, Mendocino College Culinary Arts Program, Oco Time, Pilon Kitchen, Patrona, Piazza de Campovida, Saucy, Schat's Bakery Café, Stella Cadente Olive Oil, Ukiah Brewing Company, Ukiah Garden Café, Westside Renaissance Market, Kemmy’s Pies and The Wholly Bowl.

Over twenty two local wineries will serve the best of Mendocino County wine, beer and champagne and include: Backbone Vineyard & Winery, Barra Winery, Bonterra, Brutocao, Campovida, Cesar Toxqui, Coro Mendocino, Enoteca, Frey Winery, Goldeneye, Graziano Wines, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards, Handley Cellars, Husch, Jaxon Keys, Maple Creek Winery, McFadden Farm, Mia Bea Wines, Parducci, Philo Ridge, Rivino, Saracina, Seebass Family Wines, and Testa Vineyards.

“Events of this size and scale would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors, and we are grateful to this year’s Presenting Sponsor, Realty World Selzer/Crush/Guillon, Inc, for agreeing early on in our planning stages to provide the highest level of support,” stated Charley Myers, Foundation President.  Additional sponsors include Khoury Dentistry, American Ag Credit, Fowler Subaru, Handley Cellars, NC Financial Group, Mendo Lake Credit Union, Savings Bank of Mendocino County, Ukiah Valley Medical Center, Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital, Main Street Financial Services, Beckstoffer Vineyards, MCHC Health Centers, Carter Momsen PC, Keenan and Associates, North Coast Resource Management, SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, NCRM Inc., TLCD Architecture and our media sponsor 94.5 Kwine and Max 93.5 Radio.

Event proceeds support the Mendocino College Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), in providing scholarships, book awards, support for instructional programs, and funding support for the Foundation’s nine affiliate organizations.

For more information about the Mendocino College Foundation or to donate towards any of their programs, call 707-467-1018.

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