Black Tie Bottaia raises critical funds for Rancho Damacitas

Julie Ngo, the chair of Rancho Damacitas Children and Family Services board, addresses the crowd assembled for the Black Tie Bottaia event at Bottaia Winery Tuesday, Aug. 27. Jeff Pack photo
More than 100 people donned their finest to attend Black Tie Bottaia, a fundraising dinner to support the efforts of Rancho Damacitas Children and Family Services Tuesday, Aug. 27, hosted by Ponte Winery at Bottaia Winery in Temecula Wine Country.“This is absolutely amazing,” Cal Winslow, CEO for Rancho Damacitas, said. “It’s a lifetime event; it really is. There’s a lot of new wineries being built, but to have the experience of trying one out right at the very beginning and to have a beautiful night like this – it’s a gorgeous setting.”Ponte Winery and Bottaia Winery provided a five-course, wine-paired dinner for every ticketholder that included a butter lettuce salad with Bottaia’s 2017 Verdicchino; a diver scallop with black lentils paired with a 2014 Barbera;
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