Fleet Week

San Francisco Fleet Week Benefits from Fundraiser at Academy of Art University

Fleet Week

San Francisco Fleet Week Benefits from Fundraiser at Academy of Art University Classic Car Museum in SF

Thursday, September 8

Lodi Appellation Wines to be Poured at Vin d’Elegance

www.fleetweek.us

5 September 2011 — SF & Lodi, CA: San Francisco Fleet Week 2011 (www.fleetweek.us) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, with a mission dedicated to teaching emergency preparedness and honoring our men and women in uniform. On Thursday, September 8, the nonprofit Fleet Week Association will be the beneficiary of a fundraising event, Vin d’Elegance, at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University Classic Car Museum (www.academyart.edu). The Classic Car Museum will serve as the backdrop for this prestigious event highlighting award-winning Lodi appellation wines. At Vin d’Elegance, the Fleet Week Association will unveil a photographic exhibit showcasing the heroic efforts of the U.S. military providing humanitarian assistance throughout the world. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased online or by calling 415.673.6672 ext. 248. Proceeds support Fleet Week’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Programs. Lodi Wine Country is thrilled to be the exclusive wine appellation featured at the Fleet Week Association’s Vin d’Elegance, as part of its 30th Anniversary Celebration to be held next Thursday, September 8th from 6pm to 9:30pm.

“Lodi wineries are honored to support such a meaningful organization.” says Charlene Lange, owner of LangeTwins winery in Lodi. “We are excited to share our wines with Bay Area wine lovers at Vin d’Elegance and at our upcoming Lodi’s Treasure Island WineFest.”

Following Vin d’Elegance Lodi vintners will return to the city for Lodi’s Treasure Island WineFest, which will be held on Saturday, October 8th on Treasure Island from 1pm to 5pm. The event will feature 45 Lodi wineries paired with gourmet bites and stunning views of Fleet Week’s aerial shows. Tickets are $55 in advance, $65 at the door and $25 for designated drivers. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit tiwinefest.com.

Lodi Wine Country is home to over 100,000 acres and produces approximately 20 percent of California’s total winegrape production—more than Napa and Sonoma combined! The region has experienced exponential growth since the early 1990s, with over 80 boutique wineries garnering top awards at major competitions. Centrally located between Sacramento and the greater Bay Area, Lodi Wine Country is the idyllic wine tasting destination.