A prestigious assortment of vintners representing Napa Valley
vineyards will be in town on Valentine's Day for Private Reserve
2003, sponsored by and benefiting the Community Literacy Centers.
The black-tie party will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 with a champagne
reception, followed by dinner, an auction and dancing to the music
of Zoom City at the downtown Petroleum Club.
Reservations are $250 per person, which includes a ticket to
Grape Escape, a wine tasting the next night.
For Private Reserve, a $3,000 sponsorship provides seats for
eight guests and a vintner, two patron party tickets and eight Grape
Escape tickets. The $2,500 sponsor reservation is for eight seats at
Private Reserve, two patron party tickets and eight Grape Escape
tickets. Patron seating at $700 offers two seats at Private Reserve
and two patron party tickets. Checks payable to Community Literacy
Centers may be mailed to P.O. Box 60687, Oklahoma City 73146-0687.
For information, call 524-7323.
Vintners attending will include Shelli Brinson, King Estates
Winery; Koerner Rombauer, Rombauer Vineyards; Andrew Harris, Andrew
Harris Vineyards; Andrew Perez, Santa Alicia Winery; David Duckhorn,
Milat Vineyards; Todd Williams, Toad Hollow Winery; Peter Huwiler,
Merryvale Vineyards; Elaine Honig, Honig Vineyards & Winery; Bernard
La Borie, Darioush Winery; Ray Coursen, Elyse Winery; John Skumpny,
Lang & Reed Winery; Hugh Davis, Schramsberg Vineyard Co.; Monique
Nelson, Joseph Phelps Vineyards; and, of course, Dick Sias
representing Joullian Vineyards.
These vintners and their wines also will be at the informal Grape
Escape scheduled from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Commons at
Heritage Hall Upper School, 1800 NW 122nd. To accompany the wines
will be classic cuisine.
Proceeds from this party, which is priced at $45 per person and
by invitation only, will benefit the adult literacy program at
Community Literacy Centers. Underwriting Grape Escape are Hirst
Imports, Integris Health, Heritage Hall and the visiting vintners.
Cher Bumps and Hilarie Blaney are co-chairs of Private Reserve
2003 and Guy Bramble is Grape Escape chairman. Rhonda Heafy is
president of the board of directors of Community Literacy Centers.
The Sleeping Beauty
Theme of this year's Bal de Nuit, a benefit for Ballet Oklahoma,
matches the upcoming ballet: The Sleeping Beauty.
The black-tie ball at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club drew
almost 350 guests who drank, dined and danced. Jenny Kallenberger
and Jennifer Jarrard were chairs of the ball and auction. A party
for major patrons at the palatial home of Laura and Bill Cameron
preceded the ball. Jane Helms was patron party chairman.
Ballet Oklahoma will present Sleeping Beauty on Feb. 14-16 at
Civic Center Music Hall. Tickets are available and for information,
From the notebook
Sooner football legend Joe Washington will be the featured
speaker Thursday at the annual Character Counts Dinner for Scouting,
hosted by the Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America at
the Marriott Hotel. …