Rodney Strong Vineyards Named Wine Maker 2009 For The 26th Annual Wine In The Pines
Founders Mike and Margaret Smith today announced that Rodney Strong Vineyards will host the acclaimed Winemaker’s Dinner at the 26th Annual Wine in the Pines.
About Rodney Strong Vineyards: dedicated to crafting world-class wines. Rodney Strong grows and produces wines exclusively from four of Sonoma County’s finest appellations – Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill and Sonoma Coast. The winery was founded in 1959 by Sonoma County wine pioneer Rodney D. Strong as the 13th bonded winery in the county. Today, the winery is privately owned by the Klein family, a fourth generation California agricultural family. www.rodneystrong.com
About Wine in the Pines: This benefit for UCP Colorado has justifiably earned the reputation of a premier wine and culinary event. As with fine wine, age and dedication have become the evolutionary ingredients that have turned Wine in the Pines into one of the most elegant, enchanting and exciting events anywhere. Inspired by Kelly Smith, the daughter of founders Mike and Margaret Smith, owners of Dillon Ridge Liquors, Wine in the Pines is a fundraiser held each of the last 25 years to help support UCP Colorado, a non-profit organization which serves nearly 29,000 Colorado children, adults and families through early education, employment and family support services. Join us as we celebrate our 26th Year! Indulge in some of Colorado's most savory cuisine prepared flawlessly by Keystone's foremost chefs, paired with exquisite wines from around the world. This extraordinary gathering of culinary talents, discriminating wines and unmatched entertainment and atmosphere are all assembled to celebrate this premiere epicurean event! Wine in the Pines is October 23-24, 2009, Keystone Resort. Tickets are available online at www.wineinthepines.org or locally starting September 1, 2009 at Dillon Ridge Liquors in Dillon, Colorado.
About UCP Colorado: a 63 year old non-profit organization which serves nearly 29,000 Colorado children, adults and families through early education, employment and family support services. Located in Lowry, the 61,000+ square foot building houses UCP launched Vanguard Classical School, Employment Works, the Kyle E. Fisher Early Childhood Development Center and UCP Colorado's umbrella of Statewide Family Support Services.
Last year, UCPCO helped nearly 29,000 Coloradoans
742 Children received help though Early Education
4,100 Teens and Adults received help through Employment Services
24,080 people received help through statewide family support, information and referral services
Eighty seven cents of every dollar goes directly into programs and services
Agency donations qualify for The Colorado Childcare Tax Credit
1,969 volunteers donated 89,438 hours of service
CP Launched Vanguard Classical Charter School
Learn more at www.cpco.org, 303-691-9339
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Early Education, Employement and Statewide Information and Referal Services for nearly 29,000 www.cpco.org CP Launched Charter School