19th Annual “Wine’d Up” Event Supports Whistler Search & Rescue

On Saturday, October 20th, 2018, the Whistler Search and Rescue Society (WSAR) will hold its annual “Wine’d Up” fundraising dinner and auction. The evening includes a five-course dinner prepared by some of the resort’s top chefs, paired with select wines from California.

Brad Sills, the President of WSAR, notes that Wine’d Up is the single largest source of revenue for his volunteer-driven agency. WSAR saves numerous lives every year, and the non-profit organization is an invaluable resource to the RCMP, the local community, and the visitors to Whistler who propel the resort’s economy.

Renowned Californian winery and exporter E. & J. Gallo will provide a selection of premium Californian wines that will be paired with cuisine from five renowned chefs:

* Steve Bjormark, Executive Events Chef, Whistler Blackcomb/Vail Resorts
– Chateau Souverain Rosé

* Eren Guryel, Executive Chef, Four Seasons Resort

– William Hill North Coast Chardonnay
* James Walt, Executive Chef, Il Caminetto & Quang Dang, Executive Chef, Araxi Restaurant
– Talbott Vineyards Kali Hart Pinot Noir
* Isabel Chung, Executive Chef, Fairmont Chateau Whistler
– Orin Swift Abstract
* Dustin Harkness, Executive Chef, Whistler Cooks Catering
– J Cuvée 20 Brut

In addition to outstanding food and wine, guests will enjoy live and silent auctions featuring items generously donated by businesses, artists, and individuals from the local community and beyond. Recommended attire for the evening is smart casual/smart western.

The event is generously supported by the United States Consulate.

Whistler Search and Rescue Society’s “Wine’d Up” Dinner & Auction
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Dusty’s Bar & Grill, Whistler Creekside
Reception & Hors D’Oeuvres 6:30 pm
Tickets $180 on sale September 9th
For tickets please visit Whistler Search & Rescue website: www.whistlersar.com


About Whistler Search & Rescue: Founded in 1973, the Whistler Search and Rescue Society is a registered charitable organization in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Its primary function is that of a community resource to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in a variety of search and rescue functions. They utilize helicopter rescue in most cases, and are equipped with helicopter long-line, high angle rope, swiftwater and mountain rescue equipment.



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About E. & J. Gallo Winery: Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto, California, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world’s largest family-owned winery and the acclaimed producer of award-winning wines and spirits featured in more than 90 countries around the globe. A pioneer in the art of grape growing, winemaking, sustainable practices, marketing and worldwide distribution, Gallo crafts and imports wines and spirits to suit a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from everyday offerings to boutique, luxury bottlings.
The Gallo portfolio is comprised of more than 80 unique brands, including Barefoot Cellars, Gallo Family Vineyards and premium offerings include Apothic, Carnivor, Columbia Winery, Edna Valley Vineyard, Gallo Signature Series, J Vineyards & Winery, Louis M. Martini, MacMurray Estate Vineyards and William Hill Estate, along with highly regarded imports, such as Alamos, La Marca, and Whitehaven.

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