Party meets purpose with the 4th annual wine tasting gala event of the year, hosted by Soroptimist International of Benicia, on November 16th, 7 -10 p.m. at the Clocktower. This party will provide it all: an evening of wine tasting, appetizers, delectable cakes, and dance music awaits. And there’s more…a wine pull, raffle prizes, and a silent auction. The purpose? Soroptimist International’s mission is to improve the lives of women and girls. With the proceeds from this major fundraiser, the Benicia club will support its many worthy projects.


The Clocktower will be transformed into an elegantly festive venue for this evening of celebration. Premium wines from Napa, Sonoma County and the Central Coast will be featured, including Grigich Hills and Raymond Vineyards; J Lohr. Bruehol Brewery, Benicia’s own, will provide beer. Scrumptious cakes will be available at auction from bakeries Fox and Fawn, Farm and Flour, and Epicurean Delights. In addition, Soroptimist Terry Baldwin will delight us with one or two of her famously delicious creations. Epicurean Delights will also provide plentiful appetizers – you won’t go hungry! Want to dance? Nicky DePaola, vocalist, entertainer, and recording artist, is back by popular demand. Sinatra meets Motown, with a mix of soulful R&B best describes his sound. On the long list of Silent Auction items: Napa Valley Wine Train tickets, Southwest Airlines vouchers, a three night stay at a Wyndham Resort in Las Vegas…and raffle prizes galore! Get lucky in the wine pull and you may come away with a magnum. One of the highlights of the evening will be the $1000 Holiday Cash drawing. Enter to win with purchase of raffle tickets at $10.00 each.


Proceeds from Party with a Purpose/SIP with Soroptimist will benefit the local Safe House, and a wide range of local and regional projects, including numerous high school scholarships, the “Live Your Dream” education award for women, and the Family Resource Center. This wine tasting gala event would not be possible without all of our sponsors. A huge thank you to all, especially to our major sponsors, Valero Benicia Refinery, Amports, Republic Services, Monica Jones of Cross Country Mortgage, and Frances Harkins, CFP.


Tickets are available at Benicia Main Street or at Sip with Soroptimist.

Advance tickets: $45.00, two for $85.00. At the door: $60.00. Designated drivers: $15.00 for bottled water and snacks. For further information, contact Terry at 707.334.3310.


Party! Socialize, Recreate, Celebrate! Come join us. Simply put, it’s FUN!