13th Annual Wine On Harvest Moon
Benefits Deering Estate Foundation
Saturday, October 11, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Deering Estate at Cutler
16701 S.W. 72nd Avenue, Palmetto Bay
305-235-1668, Ext. 263 (Tickets and Information)
The Deering Estate Foundation’s 13th annual Wine On Harvest Moon, presented by South BMW, celebrates the fine wines, unique cuisine and vibrant culture of Germany. On Saturday, October 11, guests will experience the best of Bavaria when the historic Estate is transformed into a castle in the Alps with the music of Beethoven and Handel filling the ballroom, and guests enjoying wine tastings paired with delectable dishes created by Miami’s top chefs.
For the past seven years, Deering Estate Foundation board member Howard Tendrich has chaired this successful signature fundraiser. “The South Florida community has come to anticipate this annual fall event, and it’s always a sellout. Over the years we have highlighted domestic wines from the Pacific Northwest and California – to the wine regions of Argentina, Chile, Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand,” said Tendrich. “This year the team at the Foundation has worked tirelessly to create a German experience, and they have been guided by Juergen Borsch, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Miami and his staff.”
One of the night’s special guests will be Barbara Selbach of the Selbach-Oster Winery of Mosel, Germany, who will pour her award-winning Rieslings and shares stories about the family’s 600 years in winemaking. And in the Stone House’s Prohibition Era wine cellar Sommelier Veronica Litton of Crown Wine & Spirit will conduct her popular wine-tasting seminars.
Area restaurants that will serve their specialties along with German-inspired cuisine include: Smith & Wollensky, Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House, Oceanaire Seafood Room, Celebrity Cruises, The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, Crave Coral Gables, Red Fish Grill, Devon Seafood + Steak, Ana Capri and Whole Foods Market Coral Gables.
An evening in Germany wouldn’t be complete without a romantic Biergarten that offers traditional folk music, casual fare and a range of craft beers. When it’s time for dessert, guests are invited to stroll over to the Deering Bavarian Bake Shop, a/k/a the historic Richmond Cottage, where they will find an array of luscious, diet-breaking sweets prepared by The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
Germany’s cultural history will be experienced through musical and theatrical performances and a unique art exhibition. The Tandem Theater Company storytellers will recreate vignettes based on the classic Grimm Fairy Tales. On exhibit inside each of the historic homes is the Wunderbar art show, curated by Deering’s Cultural Arts Coordinator, Kim Yantis. The exhibition brings together Miami-based, German-born or based, and German-American artists whose contemporary works show influences from the Modernist and “Dekorative” movements.
Michael Biamonte, the Arena Voice of the Miami Heat, will serve as auctioneer for high-end items during the evening’s live auction. One of the night’s most coveted prizes is a WOHM gift basket filled with a bottle of each of the featured wines, along with dinner-for-two gift certificates for all participating restaurants. All auction items can be previewed online prior to the event.
Tickets are $150 for general admission and $125 for Deering Estate Foundation members. All proceeds benefit the Deering Estate Foundation and help to support the Estate’s educational programs, cultural events and conservation. For tickets and information, please call 305-235-1668, Ext. 263, or log on to www.DeeringEstate.org.
About the Deering Estate Foundation
The Deering Estate Foundation is a volunteer driven community-based charitable 501(c)3 Florida Corporation that was founded in 1989 by members of our community for the sole purpose of preserving, protecting and enhancing the Deering Estate at Cutler for this and future generations. The mission of the Deering Estate Foundation is to raise public awareness of the Deering Estate at Cutler and to raise funds to support education, research, exhibits and collections and the conservation and restoration of the Estate’s natural and historical resources.
About the Deering Estate at Cutler
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 S.W. 72nd Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 p.m. (October – May). EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate’s educational and cultural programs, please visit www.DeeringEstate.org.