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Gills Creek Watershed Association Wine For Water

Join Us Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6-8pm
for the 5th Annual Wine For Water!

This event will showcase a diverse selection of domestic and imported wines, food from some of Columbia's premiere restaurants, a silent auction for items from .

Join Gills Creek Watershed Association, Rocky Branch Watershed Alliance, and Smith Branch Watershed Alliance this Earth Day, April 22 from 6 to 8pm, to celebrate our vision for the streams and rivers that we are working to protect and restore! Enjoy food from local restaurants, wines from around the world, and great deals at the silent auction from local donors. Make a toast to Earth Day from the deck overlooking the Congaree River, and support healthy waterways!

Wine for Water will benefit the non-profit watershed associations dedicated to restoring the Midlands' watersheds through education, grassroots action, and public and private partnerships.

Last year was a huge success with over 200 attendees! This year we're moving to a bigger building at Senate's End so there will be plenty of space for everyone. We will again be featuring 20 premium wines to taste which will be paired with great food from some of Columbia's best local restaurants.



Savuion Vouvray, Loir Valley
Georges Dubeouf Pouilly Fuisse, Burgundy
Chateau Bonnet Blanc, Bordeaux
Georges Duboeuf Morgon Jean Descombes, Beaujolais
Bidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone Red, Rhone
Chateau de Cruzeau Rouge, Bordeaux


Enza Sparkling Rose, Italy
Villa Pozzi Pinot Grigio, Sicily
Barone FiniPinot Grigio, Alto Adige
Barone Fini Merlot, Trentino
Villa Pozzi Nero d’Avola, Sicily

Spain & Southern Hemisphere

Ramon Bilbao Albarino, Rias Baixas
The Rossings Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Ruta 22 Malbec, Argentina
Ramon Bilbao Reserva, Rioj
Ramon Bilbao Crianza, Rioja

United States

Entwine Pinot Grigio, California
Josh Cellars Chardonnay, California
The Calling Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch
Cigar Zin, California
Josh Cellars Pinot Noir, California
Joseph Carr Cabernet, Napa

Organic & Sustainable

Eppa White Sangria, California
Eppa Red Sangria, California
Murrieta’s Well the Whip White
Kunde Chardonnay, Sonoma

Not a wine connoisseur? Sierra Nevada will be pouring on the deck.

Restaurants Include

The Oak Table
116 Wine and Espresso Bar
Ristorante Divino
Dupre's Catering

Silent Auction Items Include

• Native 14' Kayak from River Runner
• Invert 10" SUP from River Runner
Charleston Cooks Cooking Class for two
• Two night hotel stay in Charleston
• Sierra Nevada backpack and beer
• Mill Creek dog basket
• Pet Supplies Plus cat basket
The Lodge at Lake Oconee; 2 night stay
• Facial at Studio Fringe
• Haircut and spa treatment at Tres Bien
• Blue bird house and gift certificate from Wild Birds Unlimited
Frontier Movement 1 month membership and training
• $75 gift card to Mr. Friendly’s
• Marion O. Hanna books
• Hand carved River Bottom Bowl
• Coffee and mug gift basket
• Facial from Studio Fringe
• An hour massage from Hand and Stone
• Cat boarding and grooming from Shandonwood Cat Clinic
• $25 gift certificate to the Kraken Gastropub
• $30 gift certificate to Ann Seigler hair stylist
• One hour massage with Gina’s Massage Therapy
• FIT FAST 1 month personal training
• 1 week at Cullowhee mountain house (c/o Mike Kelly)
• Week at Isle of Palms (c/o Craig family)
• YMCA year family membership
Brown Box Veggies gift certificate
Seth Rose tennis lesson
• Susan Lambert 3 course dinner for two with wine
Gardener’s Outpost rain barrel and garden consult
2020 Vision botox treatment
Carolina Fine Jewelry Ring
Brick House Gym 2 month membership
• Carroll Heyward deer hunt
• Turkey shoot weekend with Benton Wislinski and Eric McClam
• 2 Columbia Chamber of Music tickets
• Rosie Craig dinner for 4 on rooftop in Vista
16 Acre Woods cutting boards
Salty’s Board Shop $50 gift certificate
• Craft and Draft growler
Capital Ballroom Dance Studio private lessons
Riverbanks Zoo 4 tickets
• Columbia Philharmonic 2 tickets
Congaree Milling Company gift basket
• $40 Harpers gift certificate
• 3 classes at Barre 3
• Blow gun and darts by Sean Taylor
Gallery West $50 gift certificate
Old Mill Plant Shop $50 gift certificate
• Get Your Gear On guided river trip
• Reef flip flops from Good for the Soul
• Old McCaskills Farm $50 gift certificate
• One hour massage from Shear Xpectations
Hipwazee $50 gift certificate
• Folding bike from Rosewood Market and Deli
• One night stay at Columbia Marriott in Vista
• One night stay at Columbia Hyatt in Vista
• Dinner for 2 at Bourbon
• Redbird Studio and Gallery handmade vase
• Townie bikes; men’s and women’s
• Cheese and wine gift basket
• Guided kayak/canoe trip for two with Adventure Carolina
The Inn at USC; two night stay
• Tasting and tour for two at River Rat Brewery
• Worm compost bin kit
Nickelodeon dual membership and tickets

Raffle Tickets

Get your tickets at the check in table for your chance to win big. Tickets can be used for the Cork Pull, YETI Raffle, or Gift Card Tree. One ticket for $10 or 3 for $25.

Cork Pull

Don’t go home empty handed! Check out the Cork Pull station to win a bottle of wine. Purchase a ticket, pull a cork, and get the bottle that matches that cork—it’s that simple. We’ll hold onto your wine until you’re ready to go.

YETI Raffle

Here’s your chance to get one of those incredibly cold, indestructible, and bear proof coolers. Purchase tickets at the front and drop them in the cooler for your chance to win. We will announce the winner of the YETI cooler at 7:45. You must be present to win so stick around.

Gift Card Tree

Feeling lucky? Head over to the Gift Card Tree for a guaranteed win with one of any number of possible gift cards. All gift cards are at least $10 in value and range from hair cuts to dinners to massages!

Tickets are only $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the annual operations of the Gills Creek Watershed Association, Rocky Branch Watershed Alliance, or Smith Branch Watershed Alliance.

This event is made possible thanks to our sponsors:

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