By: Cheryl Johnson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2010
Members of the Tulsa Garden Center have been busy preparing for An Evening of Wine & Roses. (L to R): Barbie Raney, Tulsa Garden Center executive director, Scott Davidson, Wine & Roses committee member, and Debbie Kirkpatrick, Wine & Roses chair.
During an evening of moonlight amid the scent of roses, there will be wine flowing when Tulsa Garden Center presents their annual fall fundraiser: An Evening of Wine & Roses. This unique event will be held in the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden on Friday, September 24, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 9 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 sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and desserts from more than 35 of Tulsa’s top restaurants and caterers. The combination of delectable food and exquisite wine enjoyed under the stars while strolling through a garden full of gorgeous fragrant roses makes this a romantic, enchanting autumn evening. Participants will enjoy a wine pull, photo booth and the opportunity to win a diamond necklace provided by Moody’s Jewelry. 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 Snedden Mansion from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sponsors will savor exceptional wines from premium vintners and luscious fare from Tulsa’s top chefs. Individual sponsor level tickets, which include admission to both Sponsor Tasting and Garden Party events (reserved seating not included) are $125, or 10 tickets for $1,000. A reserved table for 10 in the garden for a cost of $1,500 includes admission to both the Sponsor Tasting and Garden Party. Please call the Tulsa Garden Center for additional information on other sponsor opportunities and benefits.
Wineries that will be represented at Wine & Roses include: Sterling Vineyards, Chandon, Moet & Chandon, Mionetto, Penfolds, Tapena, Gloria Ferrer, Las Rocas, Louis Martini, Red Rock, Madria Sangria, Martin Codax, Gascon Reserva, Alamos, Macmurray Ranch, Apothic, Calistoga Cellars, Gruet Winery, Frontier Imports (Spanish), St. Supery Winery, Eos Winery, Gnarly Head Winery, Concannon Winery, Niebaum Coppola Winery, Tempra Tantrum Winery, Hogue Winery, Toasted Head Winery, Ruffino, Ninenorth Winery, Ancien Winery, Joel Gott, Caduceus, Shafer Winery, K Vintners (Charles Smith Wines), Bergstrom, Owen Roe, Pennywise, Angeline, Martin Ray, Luigi Bosca, Bell Wine Cellars, Spann Vineyards, Quinta do Portal Ports, Cliff Family Winery, Stone Bluff, Summerside, Stableridge, Salentein, Lincourt, El Portillo,Wente, and Bottega Petalo Sparkling.
Restaurants and caterers to participate include: Bonefish Grill, Catering Kitchen Tulsa, Charleston's, Cosmo Café, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, Garlic Rose, Gina & Guiseppe's, Golf Club of Oklahoma, Green Onion, Java Dave's Coffee, Keo, Ludger's Cakes & Catering, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, McGill's, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Panera Bread, Party Perfect, Perfect Touch Catering by Jamil's, Post Oak Lodge, Red Rock Canyon Grill, Sonoma Bistro & Wine Bar, Taste Catering, The Brasserie Restaurant & Bar, The Chalkboard, The French Hen, The Local Table, The Melting Pot and Whole Foods.
This year’s event is sponsored by B & B Liquor and Oklahoma Magazine. Reservations are required for this popular event, and space is limited. Reservation deadline is September 17, 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 our website at www.tulsagardencenter.com. Wineries, restaurants and caterers are subject to change.