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Wine and Dine for a Cause



Private Skywalker Vineyards wine-paired fund-raising dinner at Skywalker Ranch, Big Rock -Catered by the Michelin-rated chefs of the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Friday, March 20, 2015, 6pm


Michelle Heston
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa (707) 939.2477 /

David Perry David Perry & Associates
(415) 693.0583 /

SONOMA, CA – February 17, 2015 – The Michelin-rated chefs of the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa and winemaker Scott McLeod of Skywalker Vineyards will host an exclusive VIP fund- raising dinner at Skywalker Ranch, Friday, March 20, 2015. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Million Dollar Mission. Limited seating, tickets available via EventBrite.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to raise money and awareness for this most worthy cause.” says Tom Johnson, Director of Retail, Hospitality and Special Events at Skywalker Ranch and Vineyards. “Our guests and fellow philanthropists will be in for a magical evening ……….Chef Tison’s cuisine, Skywalker premium wines set against the backdrop of the beautiful Big Rock dining room. It will be a very special night.”

Celebrated Skywalker Vineyards winemaker Scott McLeod, formerly serving as Wine Director at Coppola, will be on-hand at the inaugural fund-raising event. “It is one of the great pleasures of my professional career to make wine from grapes from the county where I was raised. Twenty years ago, no one would have believed that grapes would thrive in the wind and fog of West Marin. But they do, and in twenty years, Marin will be known as one of the world’s great sites for the Pinot and Chardonnay. It’s very exciting -both wines will be poured at the event for LLS on Friday, March 20, 2015.”

Chef Bruno Tison’s Santé dining room at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn has earned a national reputation for outstanding food. Literally meaning “to your health,” the restaurant is a celebration of innovative California cuisine and good taste. Guests enjoy a seasonal menu, in a warm and casual yet stylish setting. Designed to exude the California wine country experience the inspired menu showcases the region’s abundant local products and world-famous wines. Executive Chef Bruno Tison and Chef de Cuisine Andrew Cain remain committed to sourcing ingredients locally and organically.

The Million Dollar Mission Campaign is an unprecedented partnership between the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA). This extraordinary effort will collectively raise funds to support vital research for a cure and to provide financial, educational and social services for individuals affected by blood cancer during a fundraising campaign beginning February 1, 2015. The campaign goal is to raise $1,000,000.

Hoteliers across the state of California will raise funds by hosting a wide variety of fundraising activities engaging their guests and staff with one goal in mind of providing financial, educational and social services for individuals affected by blood cancer.

Marin Magazine will serve as the media sponsor for the Wine & Dine for a Cause dinner at Skywalker Ranch.

Tickets available via EventBrite $250.00 per person