The College of the Canyons Foundation invites wine connoisseurs from across the Santa Clarita valley to partake in an evening of great wine, gourmet food and good company at the 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Wine Classic being held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) main gallery.
Boasting a variety of new release, rare and vintage wine selections, as well as a plethora of delectable dishes from some of Santa Clarita’s finest restaurants and caterers, this annual event benefits the Student Symphonic Orchestra Program at College of the Canyons.
The Orchestra is a three-tiered instrumental education program that was founded at CalArts in 1969 and moved to College of the Canyons in 1989. The program provides a positive and creative outlet for hundreds of young musicians throughout the valley.
In addition to sampling the impeccable array of food and drink, guests will receive a souvenir wine glass and tray to use while tasting, snacking and otherwise socializing during the event.
During the silent auctions portion of the evening, guests will have the opportunity to bid on an array of both rare and popular wines, restaurant gift certificates and an assortment of attractive gift baskets.
Tickets for the 2009 SCV Wine Classic are currently on sale through the College of the Canyons Foundation. The pricing structure is as follows:
- $70 each / $135 pair until May 30
- $80 each / $155 pair at the door
- $35 each for designated drivers
- $65 each (10 minimum) for group sales through May 25
CalArts is located at 24700 McBean Parkway, just east of the I-5 freeway.
Tickets an be purchased online at www.scvwineclassic.org  or by contacting the College of the Canyons Foundation at (661) 362-3737 or by fax at (661) 259-9961 (Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted).