Livermore Valley Wine Auction Supports Local Children’s Organizations

Livermore Valley, January 2019 – The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation and the Wente Foundation for Arts Education are pleased to share that the funds raised by the Livermore Valley Wine Auction on September 29, 2018 have been distributed to the event’s beneficiaries. At a special check presentation on January 17, 2019, checks were presented to each of these school districts: Livermore Valley Joint Unified, Pleasanton Unified, and Dublin Unified, as well as the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Open Heart Kitchen, and De La Salle Academy.

The success of this year’s event was due to generous contributions from many individuals and companies, including Dublin Chevrolet, First Tech Federal Credit Union and the Priem Family Foundation, the event’s Title sponsors. The following Master Sommelier sponsors were also important supporters of the event: Black Tie Transportation, Celebrity Cruises, Diablo Magazine, FedEx, Gallo Glass, Kaiser Permanente, The Rose Hotel, and Stanford Healthcare/ValleyCare.

“We really appreciate the generous support of our sponsors, donors, bidders, and Livermore Valley wineries. We’re already looking forward to next year. Save the date for a special 25th anniversary event on September 21, 2019!” says Christine Wente, Auction Chair. The Livermore Valley Wine Auction features wine tasting hosted by Livermore Valley winemakers, a silent auction, dinner, live auction, and dancing to live music.

The Livermore Valley Wine Auction has raised nearly $5 million since its inception. The mission of the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation is to raise funds to improve the quality of life for under-served local children.  The mission of the Wente Foundation for Arts Education is to provide support for arts education programs in the Bay Area.  For more information, please visit the event’s website: or Or, contact Brandi Lombardi, Auction Manager, at or (925) 321-8338.

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