The 9th Annual Sunset in the Vineyard, benefiting programs of Assistance League Santa Clarita, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Compa Vineyard in Newhall.
This palate-pleasing fall celebration has quickly become one of Santa Clarita’s premier wine events:
“It’s a celebration of the best of the Santa Clarita Valley–a generous, giving community, excellent local wineries and craft food vendors, and gracious hosts with a stunning backyard.” Marlee Lauffer, Foundation President of Henry Mayo Memorial Hospital and Assistance League Santa Clarita member.
“It’s the closest thing to sipping and savoring in Tuscany – without having to go through an airport scanner.” Diana Sevanian, Community Writer, Non-profit Volunteer.
“This event, while fun, offers the opportunity to make a difference in a young person’s life by providing basic fundamental needs.” Rose Chegwin, VP of Administration, Del West Engineering.
Some of these needs are met by Assistance League’s signature program, Operation School Bell. As guests stroll by the “Back to School” display at Sunset in the Vineyard, they will have the opportunity to see what this program is all about. Child sized mannequins decked out in Old Navy clothes and Payless Shoe Source shoes bring to life the reality that for many children in our valley, the only way they will be wearing new school clothes is through this program. The handwritten thank you notes Assistance League receives communicate heartfelt messages of gratitude from the students and families. This year over 2500 students in need were clothed through the program!
The Chairs for the event will be Jeannie Carpenter, Chris Cook and Stacey Mayfield. Many of our valley’s private vineyards and wine makers will be represented along with De Robertis Family Artisan Cheeses, VNTBC Nano Brewery, Copperhill Brewery and Speakeasy Bakery. We will have the opportunity to taste and savor wine, craft brews, cheeses, and breads directly from the artisans. Chef Cindy Schwanke and Michelle Razzano, along with their talented students from College of the Canyons Institute for Culinary Education will be making pizza from Tim Carpenter’s wood-fired oven. While guests are enjoying this lovely event and partaking in an exciting live and silent auction, they will be entertained by music performed by Dole/Humphries.
Tickets for Sunset in the Vineyard are $85 in advance and $95 at the door. Complimentary valet parking is included. To purchase tickets, donate an auction item, or learn more about Assistance League go to http://www.assistanceleaguesantaclarita.org/sunset-in-the-vineyard/ and/or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/assistanceleaguesantaclarita.
Assistance League Santa Clarita, organized in 1989 by local women, was chartered in 1993 and has grown to 174 members and 51 Assisteens. A chapter of National Assistance League, it is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian 501c3 service organization. It is also a 100-percent volunteer-driven organization. All funds raised from Sunset in the Vineyard benefit Assistance League programs exclusively in the Santa Clarita Valley such as Operation School Bell and i care for kids which provides new prescription glasses for students.