Austin Social Hour: Wine & Food Foundation’s Caymus Garden Party
The Wine & Food Foundation hosted Caymus Vineyards for an unforgettable evening at Austin's Barr Mansion
On September 14, the Wine & Food Foundation hosted Napa cult favorite and family-owned winery Caymus Vineyards for an unforgettable Garden Party. Situated at the historic Barr Mansion Farmstead and Ballroom, the event welcomed Chris Vitiello, Caymus-Suisun Global Ambassador and Suisun Valley Liaison for exceptional lineup of wines paired with an incredible selection of hors d’oeuvres and snacks.
While heavy rains meant moving the Garden Party primarily indoors, the beautiful atrium-like ballroom of Barr Mansion was adorned with colorful floral arrangements, and cheerful guests wore their prettiest garden-themed attire. Party-goers were treated to live music and had some fun in the photo booth, as well.
The Garden Party was a huge success! Caymus donated the proceeds from the event to the Wine & Food Foundation, helping support their mission to create excellent wine and food programming in Austin and allowing us to continue our philanthropic initiatives to financially contribute to organizations like Lift Collective and the Sustainable Food Center.
Since being established in 1985 and incorporated in 1997, the Wine and Food Foundation has given away more than $1.7 million to organizations like the Lift Collective. Past beneficiary organizations of note include Southern Smoke, Austin Shift Meal, Urban Roots, Central Texas Food Bank, KLRU, The Sustainable Food Center, and Dell Children’s Medical Center. In addition to supporting organizations working to uplift, advocate, and educate those in the industry, the WFF has also supported individuals.
Take note that to best keep up with WFF events like this Garden Party, you can join as a member. WFF offers three levels of membership – Aficionado, Connoisseur or Epicurean. Each level has a different benefits, including early access to ticketed events, discounted event ticket pricing, and more. Learn more at winefoodfoundation.org.