On Saturday, April 5, wine aficionados and friends of the Shepherdstown Day Care will gather at the Bavarian Inn for the 7th Annual Wine Auction to Benefit the Shepherdstown Day Care. The event begins at 6 p.m. wine, beer and Scotch tastings, music and delicious hors d'oeuvres.
At 7 p.m., the evening's main event the live auction begins. Particularly notable among the highlights of the auction lots is a magnum of 2010 Chateau de St. Cosme Cote Rotie which the Wine Spectator awarded 95 points; a 2008 Nicholas Catena Zapata Mendoza Malbec awarded 98 points by the Wine Advocate; and a 2006 Giacomo Conterno "Cascina Francia" Barolo which scored 96 points with the Wine Advocate. The auction features wines for both New and Old World wine aficionados, with lots featuring California cabernets, fantastic Bordeaux, as well as exciting Italian, German, Australian, Chilean, and Spanish wine lots. In addition to the traditional wine lots, the participants will be able to bid on a gourmet four-course dinner for four at the Bavarian Inn and an overnight stay at The Mimslyn Inn in Luray, Virginia. The auction will end when the gavel falls on its traditional final auction lot: Bubbles on the Beach a bottle of champagne and a week in a villa on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten.
The event's proceeds will benefit the Shepherdstown Day Care, one of a handful of non-profit day cares serving the families of Jefferson and Berkeley counties, and the region's only day care which charges tuition according to a sliding scale tied to family income level, enabling families that want to work or further their education to pursue their dreams. This year, given the fragile state of the economy, support for the Day Care takes on an extra level of importance. The Wine Auction will help raise the funds needed to maintain the sliding scale, as well as enable the Day Care to pursue renovation projects and enhance its educational program in order to provide the best possible environment for children to grow and learn. Together, we can ensure that Shepherdstown Day Care will continue to be a place of sanctuary and hope for families in need.
Tickets for the Wine Auction are available at (304) 876-2551 or at the door. For more information, visit the auction website at www.sdcwineauction.org, or contact David Asam at David@BavarianInnWV.com