Wine & Wishes 2011, a Benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation


Photo: Leo Gong Photography.

Back for its 10th year, the ~WINE & WISHES~ fundraiser event is Saturday February 5th, featuring some of the Bay Area’s best chefs and winemakers in a Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting and a Winemaker Dinner, all to benefit the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation. New this year, the event has changed location to City View on the fourth floor of the Metreon.

The Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting will start at 5pm with over 60 fine restaurants and wineries showcasing signature hors d’oeuvres and sample pours. Then at 7:30pm, the seated Winemaker Dinner will be a more intimate affair with four wine-paired courses, each prepared by two renowned local chefs. This year’s executive chefs include Mark Dommen, One Market Restaurant; Lissa Doumani and Hiro Sone, Terra/Ame; Jean-Pierre Dubray, The Resort at Pelican Hill; Joseph Humphrey, Murray Circle; Hubert Keller, Fleur de Lys; Emily Luchetti and Terri Wu, Farallon; Nancy Oakes, Boulevard; Sean O’Toole, Quince; Roland Passot, La Folie; and Xavier Salomon, Navio.

And as always, the silent and live auctions are an opportunity to get your hands on select wine, culinary, and travel lots. Here’s a preview.

This event is 21 and over only. Purchase tickets here for the Gourmet Tasting ($150) and the Winemaker Dinner ($350 and up, including the Gourmet Tasting). The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

Restaurants: Bar Bambino, Bocadillos, California Culinary Academy, Dry Creek Kitchen, Farallon, the girl and the fig, Kara’s Cupcakes, Left Bank, Oola, Marin French Cheese Company, Masa’s, Meritage at the Claremont, Namu, Out the Door, Ozumo, Parcel 104, Perbacco, Piperade, Sons & Daughters, Station House Cafe, The Slanted Door, Urban Tavern, Waterbar, Wood Tavern

Wineries: B.R. Cohn Winery, Barnett Vineyards, Cakebread Cellars, Capture Wines, Chappellet Vineyard & Winery, Charles Krug Winery, De La Montanya Vineyards & Winery, Dolce, Duckhorn Vineyards, Elizabeth Spencer Wines, Far Niente, Frog’s Leap Winery, Grgich Hills Estate, Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Heitz Wine Cellars, Holdredge Wines, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Ladera Vineyards, Martinelli Vineyard & Winery, Michael-David Winery, Miner Family Vineyards, Nickel & Nickel, Oakville Ranch Vineyards, Paraduxx, Patz & Hall Wine Company, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Rubicon Estate, Saintsbury, Silver Oak Cellars, St. Supery Vineyards & Winery, Swanson Vineyards, Terra Valentine, Testarossa Winery, The Hess Collection Winery, Verge Wine Cellars, ZD Wines, Craft Distillers/Hangar One Vodka

Event Info

Saturday Feb 5, 2011
Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting 5pm–7:30 pm; Winemaker Dinner 7:30pm–11pm
Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting $150; Winemaker Dinner $350–$1,000
City View, Metreon
101 4th St. at Mission, 4th Fl., San Francisco