Cheers! A Toast to Children’s Health Set for April 10

April 7, 2015

11th Annual Wine-tasting Event Benefits Brenner Children’s Hospital

The 11th annual Cheers! A toast to children’s health, a wine-tasting event that benefits Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, will be held Friday, April 10, at Old Salem Visitor Center from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

This year’s event features the traditional Grand Tasting, a live auction at 8 p.m. and a new offering called The Cellar, in which participants enjoy an hour of tasting and education about wine along with great food and the selection from more than 100 wines featured in the Grand Tasting. Time slots for The Cellar are 6:45-7:45 p.m. or 8:15-9:15 p.m.

Since its debut, Cheers! has raised more than $950,000 for Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist. Funds raised through this event help the faculty and staff of Brenner Children’s to provide the best medical care in a setting that reflects a deep understanding of children’s special needs.

The popular annual event attracts a sell-out crowd from young business professionals to seasoned wine enthusiasts gathering to taste fine wines from vineyards around the world and right here in the Triad as well as beer selections from local microbreweries. Food is provided by many of the area’s best restaurants and caterers.

Participating distributors, vineyards, breweries and special beverages: Biltmore Estate Wine Co.; Cellar 4201; Childress Vineyards; Constellation Wines U.S.; Covington Spirits; Foothills Brewing; Locklear Winery; Lowes Foods Beer Den; Mutual Distributing; Raffaldini Vineyard; Round Peak Vineyard; Shelton Vineyard; and The Country Vintner.

Participating restaurants and caterers: 1703; Bistro B; Black Mountain Chocolate; Foothills Brewing; Holly Tate Fine Catering; Mario's Pizza; Noble's Grille; Nothin' Bundt Cakes; The Quiet Pint Tavern; Salem Kitchen; The Basil Leaf; The Porch; The Tavern at Old Salem; and Village Tavern.

The Grand Tasting is sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Co. Additional event sponsors include: Bell Davis & Pitt; Cook Medical; First Tennessee Bank; Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP; Bank of the Carolinas; Bayada Pediatrics; and PWC.

Tickets for Cheers! are sold only in advance and are $75 per person for the Grand Tasting and $125 for The Cellar and Grand Tasting combined. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets are limited and sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit or contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at 336-716-7985.


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Mac Ingraham:, 336-716-3487