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MAY 15 AND 16, 2015

WineFest No. 20
A Toast to Children's Health

Presented by:

Blythe Brenden-Mann Foundation


Join us for the 20th anniversary of WineFest!

At University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, our pediatric physicians and scientists are icons in their industry. For more than a century, these leaders have pioneered breakthrough research and driven innovative care that have changed outcomes for children in Minnesota and across the globe.

This year at WineFest No. 20, we will toast to two remarkable decades of fueling life-saving discoveries. During the festivities, you'll join world-renowned legends of the vine for exceptional wine, gourmet fare, outstanding auctions, and remarkable entertainment. Cheers to children's heath!

To learn more, become a sponsor or donate to the event, contact Katie Beaudet at 612-626-7946 or kmb@umn.edu


The Festivities

All WineFest events take place at

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

225 South 3rd Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401


Wine Symposium and Grand Tasting

Friday, May 15, 2015

Begin the weekend at the Wine Symposium. An educational presentation led by our iconic Honorary Winemasters will allow guests to sample premier and specialty wine. They will discuss the growing practices and what makes wine from their specific regions so enjoyable. The spectacular Grand Tasting follows, featuring signature menu items selections from the top restaurants and more than 400 wines for sampling. Attended last year by more than 800 guests, this evening provides sponsors with powerful and meaningful exposure to rising and established Midwest business professionals and restaurateurs.

Special Reserve Reception and Fine Wine Dinner

Saturday, May 16, 2015

On Saturday, the Fine Wine Dinner begins with the exclusive Special Reserve Reception for our WineFest No. 20 sponsors, community leaders, and VIPs. You will sample limited release wines, and meet the Honorary Winemasters. After this private reception, patrons enjoy the Fine Wine Dinner, which begins with a sparkling reception and silent auction. Emceed by WCCO Television's Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas, dinner will feature a multi-course menu with premier wine varietals, a live auction, and dancing. Approximately 700 guests—leaders of the Twin Cities corporate and philanthropic community—attend the evening's festivities. Our guests are gourmet food connoisseurs, fine wine lovers and world travelers.


WineFest No. 20
May 15 and 16, 2015

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot



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See a photo gallery from WineFest No. 19 on our Facebook page.

Some highlights from WineFest No.19

Noah performing "I Lived" at Fine Wine Dinner.


Sarah Ewald, our featured patient speaker, shows us how "Brave" she is.

During the week of WineFest No. 19, our friends at the WCCO Morning Show featured five stories about University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

Check out all the clips here: