Wine on Harvest Moon Postponed for Reformatting
The Deering Estate Foundation’s Annual Wine on Harvest Moon event will not be taking place on October 7, 2017 as originally planned.
During the past couple of years, great progress has been made on advancing the Deering Estate’s Historic Furnishing Plan to restore the interiors of the Stone House and Richmond Cottage to Charles Deering’s trademark style of old world elegance and Marion Deering’s more contemporary 1920’s style decorating schemes. Thanks to the generosity of the Deering Family, 100 Ladies of Deering, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, our sponsors, donors and friends like you, hundreds of returned and newly acquired works of art, antique furnishings and artifacts now permanently grace the rooms for all to enjoy when they visit.
We celebrate and take great pride in these accomplishments advancing our mission and recognize we now need to adapt the way we produce and conduct larger scale events like Wine on Harvest Moon, which was originally designed when the historic homes on the Estate sat nearly empty providing fluid production space.
With change comes opportunity! In the words of our event coordinator Michelle Streit, “For the sommelier, pairing fine wines with food is considered a nuanced art. So too is pairing special events with historic sites. I look forward to continuing to work with the event committee, volunteers and all of the event’s loyal sponsors and partners in the exciting redesign of this signature fundraising event for coming years.”
We extend our most gracious thanks to event sommelier Veronica Litton, Crown Wine, Spirits & Gourmet, South BMW, Celebrity Cruises, Whole Foods Market, Grove Bank & Trust, Land Rover South Dade, Cherry Bekaert, Palmer Trinity School, Northwestern Financial, Oceania Cruises, UBS, Morris & Reynolds, Biltmore Hotel and ALL of the other sponsors, restaurants, chefs, participating artists, media partners and volunteers whom have helped make the event so successful over the years.
Stay tuned and keep checking back with us! In the meantime, visit the Deering Estate to explore and enjoy the newly furnished interiors and all of the other wonderful activities and events happening at the Deering Estate throughout the year.
Howard Tendrich, Director
Wine on Harvest Moon Chairman
View the photo gallery from the 2016 Wine on Harvest Moon.