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16th Annual Taste of Hope

16th Annual Taste of Hope
Members of the Northern California Food Industry will join notable wineries, breweries, and celebrated Bay Area chefs for the 16th annual Taste of Hope on Thursday, February 27, 2014. The event features a fabulous silent auction, retailers acting as guest bartenders, wine grab bags and more.
Thurs., February 27, 2014
5 to 8:30 p.m.
Palm Event Center
1184 Vineyard Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566 (map)

Honorary Taste of Hope Committee Members
Mary Connolly
Mark Endres
Save Mart Supermarkets
Curtis Mann
Kristina Spencer
Cost Plus World Market

Taste of Hope Sponsors

Pouring Station Sponsors:
Anchor Brewing Company
Boyd's Coffee
Craft Brew Alliance
Delicato Family Vineyards
Don Francisco Coffee
Edna Valley
Foley Family Wines
Peets Coffee and Tea
Ste-Michelle Wine Estates
Sunset Magazine
The Wine Group
Trinchero Family Estates
Wente Family Estates
William Hill
And more!
Restaurant Sponsors:
Demitri's Taverna
Dreyer's Ice Cream
Eddie Papa's
Faz Pleasanton
Giuseppe's Pasta and Grill
Hex Southern Grill
Johnny Garlic's
Mangia Mi
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Pucci Foods
Ste Michele Wine Estates Chef John Sarich
Wente Restaurant
Zephyr Grill
And more!
Double Gold:
Bell-Carter Lindsay Olives
Clif Bar and Company
Coca-Cola Co-Sales
Mission Foods
Snyder's-Lance, Inc

Barilla America
Del Monte Foods
Hansen's Beverage Company
HSR Sales and Marketing
Nestle DSD
NuCal Foods
The Performance Group

Taste of Hope Retail Attendees

Brian Bowden, BevMo
Greg Calistro, Save Mart Supermarkets
Ted Camon, BevMo
Frank Capps, Save Mart Supermarkets
Mary Connolly, Costco
Alex Corbishley, Safeway
Kevin Crain, Lucky
Mark Endres, Save Mart Supermarkets
Sandee Endres, Save Mart Supermarkets
Jeannie Esquival, Unified Grocers
Bob Garibaldi, Unified Grocers
Paul Gianetto, Raley's
Scott Jordan, Lucky
Tom Lee, Raley's
Joe Lima, Raley's
Curtis Mann, Raley's
Kris Mulkey, BevMo
Nereo Rebellato, Raley's
Wes Risdon, Lucky
Marsha Rogers, Safeway
Chuck Rogers, Safeway
Francesca Schuler, BevMo
Laz Soares, Mollie Stones
Kristina Spencer, Cost Plus World Market
Dan Spengler, Food Maxx
Judy Stephens, Save Mart Supermarkets
Chris Vasconcellos, Lucky
Elijah Walker, Mi Pueblo
Mike Waters, Lucky
Linda Weems, Food Maxx
Kathy Williams, Raley's
James Zichterman, Cost Plus World Market

Silent Auction Listing

1.5 l of 2010 Schug Carneros Estate Pinot Noir Value $65
1999 Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon Value $175
2006 Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel Value $85
2008 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 3 bottles Value $210
2011 Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Black Label Claret Value $100
3 L Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay Value $100
Lofthouse "Cookies for a Year" basket Value $250
Coors Light Golf Package Value $225
Custom Snowboard designed and Signed by Louie Vito Value $500
David Lee Signed Hat Value $40
Desmond Howard Signed Football Value $200
Double Magnum of 2007 Bernardus Estate Marinus Value $750
Double Magnum of King Estate Pinot Gris Value $110
Egglands Best Brunch Basket Value $150
Eight Mini Golf Passes for Scandia Family Fun Center in Rohnert Park Value $70
Four Family Passes for the Galleries at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco Value $160
Four tickets to a Golden State Warriors game with two parking passes Value $550
Four tickets to Cal Berkeley vs Colorado basketball game, 1 parking pass and 4 passes to a pre-game hospitality and halftime hospitality events. Value $300
Giraux Rose Gold or White Gold Diamond Heart Pendant Value $2,500
Golf for Four Guests at the Course at Wente Vineyards Value $360
Hubert's Gift Basket Value $150
Illy Espresso Machine and 2 Tins of Capsules Value $300
Laetitia Pinot Noir Value $80
Magnum of 2010 Delicato Unison San Bernabe Value $125
Miller Lite Golf Package Value $225
Nespresso Pixie machine Value $250
Oakhurst Country Club- round of golf for 4 players
One-Night's Stay at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco with Two Tickets to the San Francisco Ballet Value $430
Private Tour and Tasting for Eight in the Concannon Vineyard Tasting Room Value $240
Round of Golf for Three with Dennis Albrecht at the Olympic Club Value $1,125
Stevie Johnson Signed Football, accompanied by photo Value $300 S
Surh Luchtel Cabernet Sauvignon Value $50
Tasting for Four at Balletto Vineyards with Two Bottles of Pinot Gris Value $76
Tasting for up to 12 people at Schug Carneros Estate Winery Value $540
TaylorMade Golf Driver RBZ Stage 2 Value $180
Ten Free Rounds of Mini Golf at Boomers! in Livermore Value $90
Tour and Tasting Certificate for Six at B.R. Cohn Winery Value $90
Two Boarding Passes for the Blue and Gold Fleet Narrated SF Bay Cruise Value $56
Two Night Stay at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, Magnum of Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon and a Tour and Wine Tasting with a Gourmet Cheese Pairing for Six at DeLoach Vineyards Value $715
Two Tickets to a Performance of the Berkeley Reperetory's 2013-2014 Season Value $140
Viewing of Live Broadcast of KNBR's Murph and Mac Show Value Priceless
VIP reserve Tasting Certificates for six guests each at VJB Vineyards Value $90
VIP Tour and Tasting for 6 Guests at Silver Oak Cellars Value $250
VIP Tour and Tasting for Four at Korbel Champagne Cellars with Boxed Lunch and Bottle of Champagne Value $150
W&J Graham's 2000 Vintage Porto Value $250
Wheel of Fortune Goody Bag Value Priceless
Lagunitas Sip and Spill Package Value $100


Event Details
Thurs., February 27, 2014
Palm Event Center
1184 Vineyard Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566 (map)

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