The Lehigh Valley Wine Auction and Gala, known and respected for noted winemakers from around the world serving as honorary chairs, is pleased to welcome Todd Anderson as the 2014 Honorary Chair of the Lehigh Valley Wine Gala, and Kirk Wesley Hubbard and Denise Mary Selyem as the 2014 Honorary Chairs of the Lehigh Valley Wine Auction.
The Lehigh Valley Wine Auction and Gala benefits The Children’s Home of Easton and the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society. Now in its eighth year, these organizations, two of the area’s oldest and most respected institutions, are partnering once again for this unique and prestigious event featuring world renowned vintners and premier wines to benefit children. The events are co-chaired by Mike Molewski and Andy Daub. “Over the past seven years the Wine Auction and Gala has raised over one million dollars, helping these non-profit organizations serve children through residential and educational programs,” added Mike Molewski.
The Lehigh Valley Wine Auction and Gala is grateful to all the sponsors that have made these events successful and are pleased to announce that once again Air Products and PPL Corporation have taken the lead with sponsoring at the Grand Cru level.
The Lehigh Valley Wine Gala will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Todd Anderson travels the world with a vision of helping people enjoy his wine through education and adventure, and as Honorary Chair he will be in attendance at the gala. Featuring a dinner with food and wine pairings from Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards, gala guests will have the opportunity to bid for unique wine lots and one-of-a-kind experiences. In addition to Conn Valley Vineyards, Todd Anderson produces a very rare Cabernet wine from a second vineyard, Ghost Horse. These wines have achieved cult status, typically priced from $1,000 to $5,000 per bottle, and available only to members of the Ghost Horse Wine Club. The gala is an exclusive evening for corporate sponsors and guests and the event is sold out.
“The Lehigh Valley Wine Auction will be held at the historic State Theatre on November 15 and will include stations of food and wine pairings from five of Easton’s most prominent restaurants, including Maxim’s 22, Sette Luna, Mesa Modern Mexican, and 3rd & Ferry Fish Market” said Andy Daub. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on 40 live auction lots and 30 silent auction lots featuring wine, fine dining and wine experiences. Tickets are $75 and the public is invited to attend, to enjoy the best of food and wine while supporting the work of two very worthy organizations.
New this year is a VIP reception at the Sigal Museum preceding the Wine Auction at the State Theatre. Honorary Chairs, Kirk Wesley Hubbard and his wife Denise Mary Selyem, of WesMar Winery will be on hand to greet guests. Specializing in Pinot Noirs, their philosophy is to use the best fruit available, harvest it at the correct time, and utilize old world methods of production. Wines are allowed to settle and clear naturally. Wine Patron tickets are available for $150 and include admission to the VIP reception and the wine auction.
For information on sponsorship and purchasing tickets for the wine auction and VIP reception, please visit www.lehighvalleywinegala.com.
About the Children’s Home of Easton
The Children’s Home recognizes that each child who comes to us has different personal, emotional and educational needs that must be addressed in a supportive and compassionate environment. At the Children’s Home, we seek out the potential in each child and work with them to discover his/her capabilities for a rewarding, successful life. Our programs provide a flexible range of options to address the long-term needs of our youth.
About Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society & the Sigal Museum
The Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society was established in 1906 and continues to serve Northampton County, PA and researchers throughout the world, by preserving, showcasing, exhibiting, and interpreting its more than 60,000 collection items of textiles, arts, and other artifacts telling the stories of life in Northampton County, PA. The Society maintains four locations in Easton, PA – the Mixsell House Museum at 4th and Ferry Streets, the Jacob Nicholas House Museum at 5th & Ferry Streets, the 1753 Bachmann Publick House at 2nd & Northampton Streets, and the Sigal Museum at 342 Northampton Street. To learn more, visit sigalmuseum.org.