2016 Highland Park UNCORKED
Here’s a sneak peek of some of the wineries we’re so excited to be pouring for you at our event!
The Northwest Wine Academy & Ancestry Cellars! Reggie with NWWA and Jason & Erin Morin at Ancestry Cellars have been amazing sponsors and supporters of our fundraiser (and HPIC) for many years, and we are so glad to have their continued support.
We also are pleased to be supported by Bart at Bartholomew Winery again!
New wineries this year that we are excited about: Bill at William Grassie Wine Estates, and Jeff with Davenport Cellars!
Why did the price go up? Last year the price was $25 in advance, plus you needed to bring a bottle of wine that cost $15 or less; $25 + $15 = $40. So the cost has really stayed the same, but we are saving you the trouble of shopping for that wine and keeping it at the right temperature. While tasting wines brought by your neighbors was fun, it also meant tasting some wines that were too warm or just were not a bargain at any price. We had to make this change, due to our new liquor license, but we believe it will result in a more enjoyable experience for you.
This event just keeps getting bigger and better. We encourage you to register early, as we always sell out during preregistration.
Our annual winetasting fundraiser is growing up, inspired by the proliferation of wonderful local wineries in our neighborhood! Now, instead of you bringing the wine, we will featuring some superb wines from 8 local wineries. All the wine will be provided for you.
Upon entrance, you will receive a commemorative wineglass for tasting. You will be invited to enjoy tastings from the Northwest Wine Academy, while you peruse the raffle baskets and purchase raffle tickets. You can gaze upon the art donated by local artists, whose work will be available to bidding on through our new Silent Art Auction. As always, an array of excellent, gourmet food will be provided for your noshing pleasure.
During the wine tasting, you’ll get an opportunity to taste a variety of wines provided by 8 local wineries. Tables will enjoy a fun and enlightening journey that challenges them to identify the varietals poured, as well as the top wines of the evening. Each table will have an opportunity to walk away with some great prizes! Following the tasting, a select amount of the wines presented for tasting will be available for purchase by the glass, or by the bottle (to take home) at a discounted rate. And, for the beer-lovers who attend, we will be selling a selection of quality beers.
Adding to the fun this year, we present Wine Roulette, where you purchase a chance to win a high-value bottle of wine for the bargain price of a ticket.
Our annual winetasting event is a big fundraiser for the club, and all the money received goes to support building and site improvements. Last year, we made sidewalk replacements required by the city after the installation of our donated courtyard, and roof repairs to accommodate our donated solar panels. This year we will be installing fencing to enclose the courtyard for safety and to extend the bar outside, and signature signage will be installed on the building, reflecting the identity and character of HPIC and our neighborhood.
When should I arrive? Be sure to preregister to ensure that you have a seat and then arrive no later than 6:50, after which time your seat may be given to someone else. But arrive earlier and enjoy the food and wine tasting available. If you do not preregister, then you should be there as early as possible and hope that seating is still available. Doors open at 5:30 pm.
How do I preregister? Click the “Click Here to Register” button and start adding to your cart!
What if I don’t preregister? The $50 per person suggested donation at the door will be appreciated if we are not sold out. Please do not plan on this.
I want to donate MORE than the suggested donation. Consider being a Sponsor! Each sponsorship level includes between one and ten admissions! And now that HPIC is a recognized by the IRS as 501(c)3 nonprofit, your donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.
Adult Humans Only, please. Please leave children and non-service animals at home. As much fun as this event is, they would not enjoy it.