SIP with Soroptimist 6th annual Wine Tasting Event: Winter and Wine

“Wine and friends are a great blend.”Ernest Hemingway

What better way to warm your insides in the middle of winter than with a blend of wine and friends? 

An ideal place for this great blend is at the sixth annual Sip with Soroptimist “Winter and Wine” event at the Clocktower in Benicia, February 3, 2024.  The Clocktower will be transformed into a delightfully elegant winter wonderland that will take your breath away. The evening will feature tastings of wine from time honored regional wineries. Champagne and beer will also be available — something for everyone! Delectable heavy appetizers and dessert will round out the offerings to please your palate. A new feature this year will be whiskey tasting by SendSips, Benicia’s own premiere wine and liquor emporium. The evening will include an extensive collection of Silent Auction items to bid on, including stays in Las Vegas and Hawaii, and raffle prizes galore. A wine pull is also in store, where attendees can purchase the opportunity to pull a hidden bottle of wine from the wall, with the chance of winning a $100.00 bottle of wine. And as a backdrop to your evening, of course there will be music.

Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization whose members use their collective power to provide women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.

Soroptimist of Benicia has empowered hundreds of local women and girls over the last 46 years. Sip with Soroptimist is the organization’s major fundraiser of the year, with proceeds to support a wide range of local projects and programs. This year will be especially crucial as Soroptimist of Benicia partners with SafeQuest Solano and the City of Benicia to refurbish a local house. The house will be utilized as a transitional safe house for those who have experienced domestic violence, sex trafficking, or sexual abuse. This “House of Hope” will bring a much-needed space but will require significant funding. In addition to this project, Soroptimist of Benicia supports multiple scholarships at Benicia and Liberty High Schools, supports the “Live Your Dream” award for women head of household returning to school or for skill training, and provides supplies for the SCOOP closet at the Family Resource Center. Soroptimist sponsors a Literacy Program, which will provide fifth grade girls in Benicia with a “one of a kind” literacy event. 

As with most non-profit organizations, community support is vital in helping Soroptimist continue these programs and services.

Come support SIP with Soroptimist…Winter and Wine on February 3, 6:30-10:00 at the Benicia Clocktower. Tickets are $85.00, available on

Come for the wine, come with your friends…create a memorable blend!