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June 6, 2014 | 6:16 AM

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards have long teamed up on the Wishes in Wine Country event, which helps children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, while showcasing some of the best wine and food being produced in Sonoma County. This year the event set a new fundraising record—more than $773,000 (including cash and in-kind contributions)—and attracted close to 700 guests.

Highlights include a private dinner at Kosta Browne winery, which sold for $18,000 and Sonoma-Cutrer’s Legacy wine, which was offered for the first time at this event. Legacy is the creation of three of the winery’s past and present winemakers, and is a cuveé Chardonnay made from 2012’s best barrels. The biggest lot, and always the most meaningful, is the Adopt-A-Wish® lot, during which guests can make a donation to help make a child’s wish come true. This inspired $165,000 in contributions for this lot – an event record and enough to grant 22 wishes.


Photo credit: Tory Putnam

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