October 15, Wine on Harvest Moon
Now in its 15th year, Wine on Harvest Moon brings fine wine, fine food and fine art together under the golden light of the Harvest Moon over Biscayne Bay on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Tickets on sale now!
“Akubekhule! A Culinary Safari through South Africa!”
Foodies, oenophiles and art lovers will spend an enchanting evening under the moonlight at the historic bayfront estate reveling in the provocative tastes, sights and sounds of a mysterious continent where people, wildlife and culture collide. Sip crisp, regional wines while enjoying musical and theatrical vignettes, which will exceed your wildest expectations! Sway to the drums while savoring the diversity of flavors served up by Miami’s top local chefs, and practice saying “Akubekhule,” which means “cheers” in Zulu, one of the country’s 11 national languages.
Capacity is limited and tickets are:
$175 General admission
$150 for Deering Estate Foundation Members
Woven into the evening’s festivities is an exciting high-end live auction, emceed by golfer Wayne Gary Player, co-creator of The Disney Institute Golf Experience, co-host of the Golf Channel’s “On the Range” and son of world champion golfer, South African Gary Player. The auction will include a once-in-a-lifetime golf experience with Wayne and Gary Player in South Africa.
South Africa has a long history of growing fine wines, dating back more than 500 years, but in the last two decades, a whole new wine industry has emerged, led by a group of young, innovative winegrowers and winemakers, including Francois Bezuidenhout, of Stark-Condé and M.A.N. wines, who will be in attendance at the event.
Presented by Wine Sponsor Crown Wine, Spirits & Gourmet, and procured by wine buyer and official WOHM sommelier Veronica Litton – honored last year as a top eight “Market Watch Leader” – the South African wines in the spotlight come from different wine growing towns and regions: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paal, Hemel-en-Aarde and Constantia.
Talented local chefs will work their magic to create culinary delights that match the night’s theme, thanks to Culinary Arts Sponsor Celebrity Cruises. Some of the food masters include Anacapri, Brio Tuscan Grille, Catering by Les, Chef Aaaron Drielinger of Chef David Schwadron Catering, Chef Drew Thomason of Devon Seafood + Steakhouse, Chef Jason Jeneson of Kona Grill, Chef David Lesser of Munch Thyme, Chef Miguel Antonio Gomez Fernández of Pisco y Nazca, Chef Terrance Daniel of Red Fish Grill, Chef Ralph Colon of Station 5 Miami, and delectable desserts by Chef Olivier Rodriguez of the Biltmore Hotel as well as coffee to top off the evening, sponsored by Starbucks.
Concurrently, thanks to the evening’s Visual Arts Sponsor, Land Rover South Dade, the art display will reference the 11 official languages of South Africa. Titled “Eleven Voices,” the exhibit aims to incite a conversation about cultural struggle, memory and identity among contemporary artists. Co-curators Kim Yantis, of the Deering Estate, and Rosie Gordon-Wallace, founder and curator of Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, have selected works that reflect thematic inspirations from South African art and culture.
Renowned South African artists as well as local artists of many origins will be presented through multidisciplinary works on special loan from the collections of Diaspora Vibe (DVCAI), the Petra Mason Collection of South African Art, and the Fountainhead Residency’s collectors Kathryn and Dan Mikesell. Many of these works, from emerging to established artists, will be on view for the first time in Miami. The exhibit will be on view from October 8 through November 26. Coconut Grove Bank is the fete’s Cultural Arts Sponsor.
Deering Estate Foundation board member Howard Tendrich, event chairman for the ninth year, is elated to honor and enjoy the fine food, fine wine and fine art of South Africa. “Wine on Harvest Moon has become the Foundation’s signature fundraising event,” says Tendrich. “The awareness, attention and, of course, net proceeds raised, afford the Foundation the ability to support the Estate’s cultural & educational programs, historic preservation and environmental conservation efforts, key to fulfilling our mission.”
Proceeds benefit the Deering Estate Foundation, a charitable 501 (c) 3 community-based Florida corporation dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the Deering Estate for this and future generations.
If you need overnight accommodations for the event, we’ve negotiated special rates with our host hotels! Click here for more information.