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Arts & Entertainment - July 13, 2011

Filoli holds 'Wine with Roses' event

Filoli will open its gardens for wine tasting and a sit-down dinner at its annual "Wine with Roses" fundraiser, to be held Saturday, July 23, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The event is one of six annual fundraisers that provide for the operation and maintenance of the 654-acre Woodside estate, located at 86 Canada Road. A historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Filoli features a 36,000 square-foot residence and 16 acres of English Renaissance gardens that will set the stage for the evening's festivities.

Laurel Thomsen will perform Celtic violin music as guests tour the garden and sample wines provided by 10 Northern California wineries, including Thomas Fogarty of Woodside. A sit down dinner accompanied by the vintners' wines will follow the tasting.

Raffle prizes including a three-day stay at a 5-bedroom home at Northstar at Tahoe and gift certificates to local restaurants will be awarded during dessert.

Tickets are $110 for Filoli members and $125 for non-members. Seating is limited, so advance reservations are required.

To purchase event and raffle tickets, call 364 8300, ext. 508, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Raffle tickets are also available online (winners need not be present to win) and will be available for purchase in Filoli's Member Services Office at the event.

Visit filoli.org for more information.

— Caitlin Moyles

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