15th Annual Wine on Harvest Moon
Benefits Deering Estate Foundation
Now in its 15th year, the Deering Estate Foundation’s fabulous Wine On Harvest Moon caters to South Florida’s connoisseurs of fine wines and delicious foods by bringing fine wine, fine food and fine art together under the golden light of the Harvest Moon over Biscayne Bay. Set for Saturday, October 15, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., the gala event will be held at the Deering Estate. Space is limited, and tickets are now on sale.
Each year this event explores a different wine region of the world. This year the diversity of cultures and flavors of South Africa will be celebrated. Auction Master of Ceremonies is golfer Wayne Gary Player, co-creator of The Disney Institute Golf Experience, co-host of the Golf Channel’s “On the Range” and son of world champion golfer, South African Gary Player. The auction will include an online opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime golf experience with Wayne and Gary Player in South Africa.
South Africa has a long history of growing fine wines, dating back more than 500 years, but in the last two decades, a whole new wine industry has emerged, led by a group of young, innovative winegrowers and winemakers, including Francois Bezuidenhout, of Stark Conde and M.A.N. wines, who will be in attendance at the event.
The South African wines in the spotlight come from different wine growing towns and regions: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paal, Hemel-en-Aarde and Constantia.
Concurrently, the art display will reference the 11 official languages of South Africa. Titled “Eleven Voices,” the exhibit aims to incite a conversation about cultural struggle, memory and identity among contemporary artists. Co-curators Kim Yantis, of the Deering Estate, and Rosie Gordon-Wallace, founder and curator of Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, have selected works that reflect thematic inspirations from South African art and culture.
Renowned South African artists as well as local artists of many origins will be presented through multidisciplinary works on special loan from the collections of Diaspora Vibe (DVCAI), the Petra Mason Collection of South African Art, and the Fountainhead Residency’s collectors Kathryn and Dan Mikesell. Many of these works, from emerging to established artists, will be on view for the first time in Miami.
Tickets are $150 for Deering Estate Foundation members and $175 for general admission. Guests must be 21 years of age to attend. Call 305-235-1668, Ext. 263, or click on Tickets and Information to learn more.
Proceeds benefit the Deering Estate Foundation, a charitable community-based Florida organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the Deering Estate for this and future generations.
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 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
The Deering Estate, 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.