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Special Winemaker Tasting with Laura Brennan Bissell of INCONNU & Fundraiser for MISSSEY
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

Special Winemaker Tasting with Laura Brennan Bissell of INCONNU & Fundraiser for MISSSEY

For the last two years, we have participated in the Women’s March Oakland because we strongly support this international action that unites all people around the causes of civil rights, empowerment, justice, and ending discrimination and violence.

On Saturday, January 19th, minimo will open at 1:00pm so that we can march, once again. After the march, we’ll hold a special winemaker tasting and fundraiser, featuring local superstar Laura Brennan Bissell of INCONNU.

100% of net proceeds from the tasting will be donated to MISSSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting & Serving Sexually Exploited Youth), an Oakland community-based nonprofit organization that provides supportive services to youth who are victimized by or vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation. Joining us from MISSSEY will be the Executive Director, Jennifer B. Lyle, who is also a featured speaker at this year’s Women's March Oakland.

Laura was named one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2017 “Winemakers to Watch!” The tasting will feature 3 of Laura’s wines: her new release of the Bordeaux-style blend ‘Kitsune,” Lalalu Rosé of Mourvèdre, and a vintage 2014 INCONNU Cabernet Franc. The tasting will run from 1:00-7pm, with Laura Brennan Bissell and Jennifer B. Lyle present from 2-5pm.

Please come join us for this special event after Women’s March Oakland, help support the phenomenal work of MISSSEY, meet a winemaker whom we love dearly, and continue the conversations of the day.

Saturday, January 19, 2019
1:00-7:00pm (Laura Brennan Bissell and Jennifer B. Lyle present from 2-5pm)
3 wines, $15. 100% net proceeds to benefit MISSSEY
As always, featured bottles will be for sale at 10% off to tasting participants, during the event only.

Women’s March Oakland Schedule:
10:00 a.m. – Rally at Lake Merritt Amphitheater (featuring speakers and performers.)
11:00 a.m. – March to Frank Ogawa Plaza



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Fire Relief Fundraiser with Belden Barns
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Fire Relief Fundraiser with Belden Barns

Belden Barns is a wine country gem perched at 1,000 feet on Sonoma Mountain. Nate and Lauren Belden fell in love with this site, which has a long history of farming and hospitality dating to the late 1800’s. This magical setting was once a stagecoach stop, and houses Victorian farm buildings and 100-year-old Monterey Cypress trees. Since 2005 they have been re-developing the vineyard and property back to its historic standards, and have launched a farmstead for small-scale, sustainable agriculture. They make limited-production wines from their own vineyards that exemplify elegance, structure, and balance.

We’re so grateful that Belden Barns survived the NorCal fires without damage, especially given the immense devastation in surrounding areas. This Saturday, November 11th, we’re hosting a special winemaker tasting featuring Belden Barns, and 100% of net proceeds from the tasting will benefit the Redwood Credit Union Fire Relief Fund. Our event is part of a larger fundraising effort by Nate and Lauren, for which they have secured a private donor who is matching donations dollar for dollar up to $100k. That means the funds we raise at the tasting will be matched for double the impact! We’ll feature four Belden Barns wines for $20. The tasting will be available from 12-7pm, with Nate and Lauren at the shop from 3-6pm, sharing stories about their wines and their unique site on Sonoma Mountain.

Blanc de Noirs - Sparkling Wine N.V.
2016 Estate Rosé
2015 Estate Pinot Noir
2014 Estate Syrah

Saturday, November 11th, 12:00-7:00pm
Nate and Lauren Belden will be present from 3:00-6:00pm
Flight of 4 wines $20
100% net proceeds benefit Redwood Credit Union Fire Relief Fund and will be matched dollar for dollar by a private donor.
As always, featured bottles will be for sale at 10% off to tasting participants, during the event only.
 

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