Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Winefest Returns This Weekend

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Winefest Returns This Weekend

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Now in its 26th year, the Florida Winefest and Auction is still one of the area's pre-eminent food and wine events, with a rich history of bringing exciting winemakers to the area to pour their wares, all for charity. Winefest, through its fundraising arm Caring for Children Charities, has awarded more than $8 million dollars since it started back in 1991, to more than 80 different local organizations. That's a lot of great wine for a lot of great causes.

In recent years, Winefest has branched out with different events and varied locations, but this year it returns to two popular locations. First, the Winefest home base - which hosts several of the events - is still outside the Van Wezel, with great views over your glass across Sarasota Bay. Second, one of those most popular wine and food events ever has returned for the second year -- Banquet on the Block on Friday night. …

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