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SCCF’s Wines in the Wild is usually a casual stroll through the grounds of the Bailey Homestead, wine in hand, sampling the food and wine at each station. But this year, with the pandemic in mind, Wines in the Wild has been reinvented. Instead of joining SCCF at the Bailey Homestead, we invite you to be creative: SCCF will provide a party box with all you need to host your own evening at homeINstead.
Don your best island cocktail attire or party with friends via Zoom. Pick up your party box and get comfy in your robe and slippers or party in your driveway (socially distanced, of course!). Sail into the sunset or celebrate dockside. Set the mood with your own personal wine cellar. And don’t forget to tag us on social media.
“One of the things we enjoy most is dining out with a group at our local restaurants,” said Platinum Sponsors Kay and John Morse. “While we have missed that during the last few months, we’re looking forward to connecting with our friends via Zoom on November 13 and tasting the food and wine selections included in the party box together.”
Each party box will feature four savory dishes from Sanibel’s finest kitchens – Catering by Leslie Adams, Cielo, Spoondrift and Sweet Melissa’s Cafe. Also included will be a bottle of white and a bottle of red wine specially chosen by Calli Johnson of Bailey’s General Store plus other celebratory elements, including a yummy dessert.
A new feature of this year’s fundraiser is a very special “50/50 + 10 Drawing”. In addition to the traditional 50/50 cash drawing, there is the chance to win one of ten lots of five bottles of wine, each lot valued at no less than $160. As an added bonus, each $100 purchase will get one chance for a drawing for a magnum of 2008 Dom Perignon worth $550. Tickets are $25 or five for $100.
Boxes will be ready on November 13 for touchless, drive-by pickup at the Bailey Homestead, Native Landscapes & Garden Center, 1300 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Please be sure to reserve your box by November 6.
To order your party box and/or purchase 50/50 tickets, log on to www.winesinthewildsccf.com. A box for one person is $130; for two people, it’s $210 per box.
Funds raised support SCCF’s mission, which is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. Community support through membership dues and tax-deductible contributions, in addition to grants and staff-generated revenue, makes this work possible. SCCF is a 501(c)(3).