Malia Owner-Chef Jeff Samson with Wines’ Founding Co-Chairs Linda and Tom Uhler
Malia Owner-Chef Jeff Samson with Wines’ Founding Co-Chairs Linda and Tom Uhler
The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation announced Malia will be joining the Food Tasting Partners for Wines in the Wild Friday, Nov. 9.

“Starting this season, Malia will be serving island fusion cuisine at 1100 Par View,” said SCCF’s CEO Erick Lindblad. “They have a wildly successor restaurant of the same name in Michigan, and are a much anticipated new dining spot on Sanibel. We are so honored that, for the first time, Malia will be among the Food Tasting Partners at this year’s event.”

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

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 end 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 favor underwritten by Island Taxi.

“The auction has some great food and wine-related adventures,” said Lindblad. “Those unable to attend are welcome to place bids in advance of the event.”

Guests in “Island Festive” attire will gather from 6:30 to 9pm at the beautifully lit Bailey Homestead Preserve. Reservations for Wines in the Wild have sold out, but names can be placed on the waiting list by calling Founding Co-Chair Linda Uhler at 239-472-3817.

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