Cheers for Charity: Encinitas Rotary Wine Festival

The 9th annual wine fest is happening at the San Diego Botanic Garden on June 2


This one is for you, winos: The 9th annual Encinitas Rotary Wine Festival is happening June 2 in Encinitas.

The event is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Hamilton Children’s Garden -- a new addition to the San Diego Botanic Garden at 230 Quail Gardens Dr.

The new garden includes a multi-level tree house and more than 15 exhibits geared toward nature-lovers of all ages.

During the charity wine fest, attendees will get to stroll around the garden while sampling fine wines and other refreshments from around the world.

Local Encinitas restaurants will offer tasty samples of different dishes and desserts to go with the wine.

The event will also boast live music, a silent auction and a raffle.

Last year, 750 people attended the wine festival presented by the Encinitas Rotary Club. An even more successful turnout is expected this year.

Money raised at the Encinitas Rotary Wine Festival is donated to various community charities focusing on children or community needs. This year, event organizers hope to raise $110,000 to distribute to local charitable organizations.

Tickets to the event cost either $90, $135 or $500, with proceeds going to the attendee's charity of choice from this list of 18 beneficiaries, including Casa De Amparo and Encinitas Educational Foundation.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the wine festival, visit the event website.

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