Saturday, May 19th marked the 12th annual Wine & Cheese Event, held at SAMLARC’s beautiful Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club Lagoon. The evening was filled with wonderful music, great memories, and – of course – delectable wines and cheeses.
This year’s refreshments were outstanding! Several different hors d’ouevres stations offered imported cheeses, fresh pastas, salads, and decadent desserts all prepared by local event planning and catering company, Entertaining Events! After savoring the fare, guests took advantage of this year’s shimmery 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. Known for their commitment to small-batch, locally-sourced wines, the winery vints exclusively for the Orange County area. Trabuco Creek Winery poured tastings of their 2014 Chardonnay (harvested in Carneros) and 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (grown in Paso Robles). Uncorked Wine Bar guided guests through tasting tutorials so as to further appreciate the wines’ characters. Their distinct “no-snobbery” tasting techniques left guests with greater appreciation for both the Trabuco Creek tastings and future wine exploration!
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 brewery t-shirts and gift cards to Pilates classes, Angels tickets and in-home massages, this year’s prizes truly wowed the crowd.
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: Hot Havana Nights coming up on September 22nd!
SAMLARC would like to thank the following donors for their generous contributions to this year’s event: