Sips and Smiles at Wine & Cheese

On Saturday, May 18th, the Lago Santa Margarita was filled with laughter, music - and Wine & Cheese. This year marked SAMLARC’s 13th Wine & Cheese Event, held at the beautiful Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club. This annual event brings neighbors together for an evening that celebrates excellent wine, delicious food, and our vibrant community.

As guests entered the Beach Club, they were greeted with a glass of champagne. They made their way to each of the pairing stations, and settled in for a wonderful evening.

Several different, delicious hors d’ouevre stations were crafted with both food and wine in mind. The pairing stations offered imported cheeses, charcuterie, fresh pasta, Hawaiian meatballs, Italian sausage, and decadent desserts. Each hors d'ouevre was paired with a wine whose complex flavor profile complemented the dish itself.

After savoring the fare, guests took advantage of this year’s fun Photo Booth, sponsored by Rancho Dental Group and Orthodontics. Monique Barry Band serenaded guests throughout the evening and as the sun went down, the dance floor became the hot spot for attendees! SAMLARC’s Wine & Cheese event was also a great spotlight for local Uncorked Wine Bar, featuring select wines from Trabuco Creek Winery.

Wine & Cheese guests also had the opportunity to participate in this year’s chance drawing! Local businesses donated a variety of gift cards and baskets, offering an immense array of goodies and experiences. From Pilates classes to a Disney-themed gift basket (complete with sunscreen for a long day in the park), this year’s goodies were outstanding!

At the end of the evening, guests took home commemorative wine glasses to celebrate another successful Wine & Cheese. Check out a few of the night's best moments below, and the full Wine & Cheese 2018 photo album here!

Missed this year’s Wine & Cheese event? Stay tuned for updates on our next adult-only event: Caribbean Nights coming up on September 21st!

Wine & Cheese was crafted by local event planning and catering company, Entertaining Events.

SAMLARC would like to thank the following donors for their generous contributions to this year’s event:

  • Club Pilates

  • Diamond Sports Field Services

  • Hanna’s Restaurant

  • Heather Jones, with Vantage Real Estate

  • Park Terrace Senior Community

  • Three Phase Electric

  • Total Training Fitness

  • Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa

  • Rancho Dental Group and Orthodontics



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