Bailey’s Richard and Calli Johnson with Co-Chairs Tom and Linda Uhler
Bailey’s Richard and Calli Johnson with Co-Chairs Tom and Linda Uhler
The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation announces Il Cielo and Sanibel Catering Company are among the Food Tasting Partners for Wines in the Wild Friday, Nov. 9.

“Il Cielo and the Sanibel Catering Company at Bailey’s are such generous corporate supporters for SCCF,” said SCCF’s CEO Erick Lindblad. “We are so honored to count them among the Food Tasting Partners at this year’s event.”

Wines in the Wild guests will stroll among six stations on the Homestead grounds. Each will feature a savory dish from one of Sanibel’s finest kitchens. The 2018 Food Tasting Partners Catering by Leslie Adams, Il Cielo, Sweet Melissa’s Café, Cip’s Place, The Sanibel Catering Company, and Malia, one of Sanibel’s newest restaurants.

The foods will be paired at each station with specially selected complementary wines. It will be a great opportunity to explore the grounds and unique features of the Homestead while sampling wines donated by Il Cielo and Bailey’s General Store, our returning Wine Tasting Partner.

The evening will conclude with a dessert surprise in the Homestead Pavilion, upbeat music from the Danny Morgan Trio, and a live auction of very special experiences. There will also be valet parking sponsored by Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, and a thank you gift underwritten by Island Taxi.

Guests in “Island Festive” attire will gather from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the beautifully-lit Bailey Homestead Preserve, 1300 Periwinkle Way. Reservations for Wines in the Wild can be made by calling Founding Co-Chair Linda Uhler at 239-472-3817. Attendance cost is $125 per person. Because this event is likely to sell out in advance, tickets will not be available at the door.

SCCF is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed through environmental education, land acquisition, landscaping for wildlife, marine research, natural resource policy, sea turtle conservation and wildlife habitat management. Community support through membership dues and tax-deductible contributions, in addition to grants and staff-generated revenue, makes this work possible. To learn more visit