There are two fail-proof ways to pull people together in the Twin Cities: Offer top-of-the-line drinks and food, and pair it with a chance to support a cause worth believing in. Minnesota Monthly has exactly that at its 26th annual Food & Wine Experience.
Minnesota Monthly has a history of community and philanthropic work it’s proud of, and is always searching for exciting and creative ways to support local organizations—including the University of Minnesota. The mission continues at our largest event of the year this weekend (March 7 & 8; 1-5 p.m. each day) at Target Field, where a wine wall will raise funds for the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
The wine wall, valued at nearly $2,000, is actually the designated winning of the University of Minnesota Foundation‘s raffle contest—where guests have the chance to win up to 100 bottles of red, white, and sparkling wines sourced from various vendors and exhibitors featured throughout the weekend and at Friday’s Grand Vine Tasting. All you have to do? Purchase a $20 raffle ticket (or two, or five, or 10—there’s no limit) from the Foundation while you’re there.
With 100% of raffle ticket proceeds going directly to Masonic Children’s Hospital, there’s no easier way to support the local hospital, all while enjoying gourmet bites, educational seminars, small-gift shopping, and beverages—including beers, spirits, ciders, seltzers, and wines from Willamette Valley and more world-class vineyards and wineries.
Raffle winners will be chosen both Saturday and Sunday at the end of the event, and 50 bottles will be awarded each day. You do not need to be present to win, but you do need to be at least 21 years of age to enter.
To support the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and take a chance at winning some wine, purchase tickets to Minnesota Monthly‘s Food & Wine Experience here. (And let’s be honest—winning some wine is a nice perk, but nothing beats the feeling of making a difference in our Twin Cities community.)