An Evening of Wine and Roses

Get ready to experience the sweet smell of roses, spectacular wines, scrumptious foods, and a sky full of stars.

By: Cheryl Johnson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2008

An Evening of Wine and Roses committee members (L to R): Lucy Lewis, committee co-chair, Mike Blake, logistics, Deb Kirkpatrick, committee chair, and Barbie Raney, Tulsa Garden Center executive director.

Get ready to experience the sweet smell of roses, spectacular wines, scrumptious foods, and a sky full of stars as Tulsa Garden Center presents Tulsa’s premiere fall wine and food event: An Evening of Wine & Roses. Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden will be the setting for this magical autumn evening on Friday, September 26, 2008 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

An Evening of Wine & Roses is one of the region’s largest wine tasting events. Guests will enjoy over 150 different wines from around the world complemented by delectable hors d’oeuvres and desserts from more than 35 of Tulsa’s top restaurants and caterers. Combine delectable food, exquisite wine, moonlight, the scent of beautiful roses, and you have a night of incredible bliss. The event will also feature music, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets for An Evening of Wine & Roses are $60 for Tulsa Garden Center members and $75 for non-members.

Prior to the main event a private sponsor tasting will be held in the beautiful Snedden Mansion from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sponsors will savor exceptional wines from premium vintners and exquisite food from Tulsa’s top chefs. Sponsor tables are $1,000 and individual sponsor level tickets are $125. Please call the Tulsa Garden Center for additional information on sponsor opportunities and benefits.

Wineries that will be represented at Wine & Roses include: Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Yellow Tail Reserve, Ironhorse Winery, Adelsheim, Sterling, Ruinart Champagne, Hewitt, Calistoga Cellars, St. Supery, Gruet, Frontier Wine Imports, McManis Family Vineyards, Clos du Bois, Rodney Strong, Michael David Wineries, Delicato, Gnarly Head, Big House Wines, Neyers, L’Ecole, 12 Linages, Senorio de Garcia, Louis Martini, Bridlewood, Da Vinci, Hendry, Pine Ridge, Murphy Goode, Folie a deux, Penfolds, Masi, Kenwood, Sonoma Cutrer, Hess, Clos du Bois, Mumm, Mark West, Rodney Strong, Jacobs Creek, Brancott and more.

Restaurants participating include: Café Ole, Cardigans, Charleston’s, D’Novo Lean Gourmet, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Garlic Rose, Chalkboard, Green Onion, Jazmo’s Bourbon Street Café, Lucky’s, Ludger’s Catering, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, McGill’s, Melting Pot, Oliver’s Twist, Oscar’s, Panera Bread, Perfect Touch Catering, Post Oak Lodge, Red Rock Canyon Grill, Shades of Brown, Smalley Equipment and The Stock Pot, Sonoma, The Bistro at Seville, The Brasserie, The French Hen, The Upper Crust and White River Fish Market.

An Evening of Wine & Roses committee members include: Deb Kirkpatrick, chair, Lucy Lockwood, co-chair, Dixie Bohannon, wine chair, Tracy Winters-Stow, restaurant/caterer chair, Pam Beaver, Mike Blake, Josie Driskill, Glenna Greer, Mary Lou Havener, Jola Houchin, Sue Howard, Cheryl Johnson, Kathleen Kastelic, Heather Pringry, Barbie Raney, Julie Rehtmeyer, Ann Stiller, Jim Wamsley, Lynn Wheatley, JoAnn White, Ashlee Wilson, and Patsy Wynn.

Reservations are required for this popular event and space is limited. Reservation deadline is September 19, 2008, so call soon! Attendees must be 21 years or older. Proof of age is required. Proceeds from An Evening of Wine & Roses benefit Tulsa Garden Center. For reservations call Tulsa Garden Center at (918) 746-5125.  For more information visit their website at

Wineries and restaurants are subject to change.

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