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Champagne Kick-Off

Join us for the traditional Champagne Kick-Off on September 8th at the private home of Kim and Jon Friedman overlooking the spectacular California coastline, featuring Fishing With Dynamite and The Wine House. Click on the image for details.

Tin Roof Bistro – Dinner & Wine Tasting

Join us for a special evening in anticipation of the 29th Annual Manhattan Wine Auction. A longtime favorite of friends of the Wine Auction, Tin Roof Bistro, will host an amazing Cellar Dinner and Wine Tasting on Thursday, May 11th. Click on the image for details.

Manhattan Wine Auction Pre-Event

Welcome Aboard! Spend an evening dockside at BALEENkitchen at The Portofino Hotel & Marina for wine and light appetizers on Saturday, March 25th from 4pm-7pm. Click on the image for details.

Champagne Kick-Off

Please join us at the home of Kim and Jon Friedman, longtime supporters and wine enthusiasts, for the traditional Champagne Kick-Off on Friday, September 9th from 6:00 – 9:00pm. Alice Mai, Chef de Cuisine & General Manager at Fishing With Dynamite, has prepared a menu of “old school” traditional seafood fare and “new school” dishes highlighting flavors from around the globe. Uncorked Wine Shops, South Bay’s favorite retail shop that features award-winning wines and champagnes, will be pouring a selection of their favorite champagnes.
A limited number of tickets are available. Click on the image above to learn more details and purchase your tickets.

Vintner Dinner featuring Memento Mori Winery

Join us for an exclusive evening in conjunction with the 28th Annual Manhattan Wine Auction at a private home in Manhattan Beach. Friends of the Manhattan Wine Auction are invited for our Vintner Dinner featuring Memento Mori Winery and Chef Jack McLoughlin on Thursday, June 2nd from 6:00 – 9:00pm. Click on the image above to visit the ticket sales page.

Tin Roof Bistro – Dinner & Wine Tasting

Join us for a special evening in anticipation of the 28th Annual Manhattan Wine Auction. A longtime favorite of friends of the Wine Auction, Tin Roof Bistro, will host an amazing Cellar Dinner and Wine Tasting on Wednesday, May 11th. The night will begin with a wine Happy Hour from 6-7p.m., with dinner served at 7p.m. A limited number of tickets are available.

Vintner Dinner – March 26

The Vintner Dinner Series with Chef Yasmina Ksikes and Saint Helena Winery was held on Saturday, March 26 at the private strand home of Jimmy DeSisto. Thank you to Chef Yasmina and her team, along with Lesley Keffer Russell the General Manager of Saint Helena Winery and our host Jimmy DeSisto, for an incredible Vintner Dinner in Hermosa Beach.

Champagne Kick-Off – October 7, 2021

Longtime supporters and wine enthusiasts, Kim and Jon Friedman, hosted guests for the traditional Champagne Kick-Off. Thank you to partners Fishing With Dynamite, MB Post, and