“Wine, Women & Shoes” Weekend for PBS March 2-4

February 11, 2012 by SoWal Staff

Slip on your stilettos and grab your “sole” sisters (and brothers!) for a sip-sational weekend of “Wine, Women & Shoes” all to raise funds in support of local PBS television station, WSRE.

Many community partners have joined together for one incredible weekend March 2-4 at various locations in Destin, Fla. Wine lovers (men and women) will meet some of the country’s top winemakers, savor delectable dinners prepared by top chefs, bid on exclusive auction packages and shop the latest trends in a designer marketplace.

The “Wine, Women & Shoes” weekend kicks off on Friday, March 2 with three exclusive Patron Dinners — intimate dinners featuring world-class wines and a private chef, all held in some of Destin’s most beautiful residences.

Top vintners will be in attendance pouring their finest wines. Limited tickets are available for the Patron Dinners and are $250 per person. Continue the excitement on Saturday, March 3 with the 4th Annual WSRE “Recipe for Success” Wine Dinner and Live Auction complete with wine stroll, gourmet dinner and a live auction with “over the top” items held at the Emerald Grande Ballroom.

Each dinner course will be paired with top level wines provided by Republic National Distributors. Limited tickets are available and are $150 per person. Then unwind on Sunday, March 4 at the Wine, Women & Shoes Signature Event at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s Magnolia Ballroom.

Enjoy a wine tasting, shopping market of designer shoes and accessories, a silent auction and a glamorous fashion show. Tickets for Sunday’s Signature Event are $65 each. A Grand Weekend Package which includes two tickets to each of the three events is available for $800. In addition, special event room packages are available from the Emerald Grande and the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

“WSRE is excited to bring a new, fun-filled event to Northwest Florida. Wine, Women and Shoes is a must-attend event for anyone who has a passion for fashion and a love of wine. This unique event will be a great opportunity for WSRE to become better acquainted with our friends, donors and supporters of the Emerald Coast,” said Sandy Cesaretti Ray, WSRE General Manager.

This new, entertaining and exciting weekend of events full of indulgence and delight await you. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (850) 484-1054 during business hours.

Event chairs are Demetria McNeese, Sandy Sims and Elaine Tucker. To inquire about sponsorship or to become a shopping market retailer, call (850) 585-7294.

WSRE’s Wine, Women & Shoes weekend is sponsored in part by: AT&T – The Real Yellow Pages, Bella Magazine/Pensacola News Journal, Wine World, Cox Communications, Dlux Printing & Publishing, The Emerald Grande, Gulf Power Co., McNeese Title LLC, Republic National Distributing, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and WEAR/WFGX.

About Wine, Women & Shoes
Wine, Women & Shoes is the fastest-growing charity event series created by women for women in the U.S. Wine, Women & Shoes fundraisers create an opportunity for partnerships between charities, wineries, shoe and accessory retailers, corporate sponsors and women in the community. They have held events in over 25 cities across the county and to date have raised over $9 million for various causes. More information is available at

About WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast
WSRE is a PBS member station that is locally owned and licensed to the Pensacola State College Board of Trustees operating as a service of Pensacola State College. The public broadcasting station has been serving the needs of the Gulf Coast community through programming, educational services and outreach since 1967. WSRE produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of its audience. The Educational Services unit for WSRE serves as the connection to teachers, parents, caregivers and children to extend the rich resources found in public television. For more information about WSRE, its services, programs or available resources, visit


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