Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wine and Design...and all for a great cause!

Helwig Pavilion and Winery Building

Some of you know by now that one of my favorite things....after great good food and great wine! Throw in some great music and I am in heaven. I have recently had the great pleasure of visiting the growing Amador Wine Country a few times over the last couple of months, and it has been bustling with activity. There are new wineries popping up and wonderful events luring me back again and again. You may remember this blog post.

The latest "must attend" event is coming up soon....September 17th.... so mark your calendars for Triumph Uncorked Fundraiser! The new Helwig Winery, designed by dynamic husband and wife team, Paul Almond and Pam Whitehead of Sage Architecture is the fabulous location for a very special evening of delicious wine, gourmet picnics and smooth jazz. The event benefits the Triumph Fitness Program for Cancer Survivors and the Livestrong Foundation. My friend Pam Whitehead is not only one of the most talented architects in the region, but she is herself an 11 year cancer survivor...AND...the director of the Triumph Uncorked fundraising event in partnership with Spokes of Hope, an organization that supports cancer-related programs.
Helwig Winery Amphitheater with Picnic Pavilion and Winery Building Above

I thought you might enjoy a little peek at the Helwig Winery with its breathtaking amphitheater views of the Amador Wine Country...... isn't she a beauty?

Just a hop, skip from my front door.....aren't I just the lucky one? See the lady in the crocheted sweater? that could be you...sipping wine....snacking on goodies and listening to .....

Views from the Amphitheater

.......Utopian Dreams.....

Utopian Dreams 
Will I see you there?.  I'll be the one staring off into the distance at the Helwig Three sisters, wine glass in hand......

The Three Sisters at Helwig Winery
For all of the information about the event, and tickets (must be purchased by September 14th BTW! Ticket sales close by noon)....... hop on over HERE


Karena said...

Oh Katie, I really wish I could be there! What a great setting, amazing event and a cause so many can relate to! Beautiful.


Art by Karena

Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater said...

This is going to be such a wonderful evening in a great setting with fabulous food, wine and music. And to think that the proceeds go to help those going through the cancer experience. An evening to warm your heart, your tummy and your soul! Thanks for letting folks know.

Dr. Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, UC Davis Cancer Center

UC Davis Cancer Rep said...


Pam is truly an inspiration. She has worked so hard to put this event together to keep Triumph Fitness going. It's an amazing program that you don't find anywhere else. We appreciate your help in getting the word out about this elegant - and delicious -
event. Dorsey

MicheleB said...

Katie, we share the same passions. My husband and I love Amador and El Dorado county wines. Wish we could attend this wonderful event!