Annual celebration will benefit Mote Marine Aquarium’s Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and SCUBAnauts International coral restoration projects in the Florida Keys.
[Longboat Key, FL – October 31, 2017] The annual Bacchus on the Beach Stone Crab Celebration & Winemaker Auction will take place at The Resort at Longboat Key Club November 10, 2017, starting at 5:30 pm. Renowned for bringing some of the most prestigious winemakers and producers to the beautiful beach-setting on Longboat Key, guests have the option to attend one of the specialty wine dinners on November 9th, or the wine blending seminar, beachside wine-tasting and auction on November 10th, or go “all-in” and attend all three. This is truly one of the most exclusive and intimate wine events on the west coast of Florida.
The beachside event is well known for its outstanding selection of premium vintages, specialty spirits and local craft brews all featured as a complement to the reason for the season, stone crabs! A feast for food-lovers and wine aficionados, a highlight of the event is its one-of-a-kind live auction showcasing exceptional wines, travel, and adventure and dinner packages. This is the “must-have” ticket to kick-start a fabulous new season of island living.
The beneficiary of this year’s event is once again Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, supporting the organizations Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and SCUBAnauts International projects in the Florida Keys. Mote has set aside an area in their coral restoration site to honor American servicemen and women who suffer from life-altering, combat inflicted wounds. Working alongside Mote scientists the programs offer rehabilitative, educational and support opportunities for the participants.
Tickets are available for purchase by calling (941) 387-1662, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pricing is $160 per person for the wine dinners, $50 per person for the wine blending seminar and $175 per person for the Bacchus on the Beach Stone Crab & Wine Auction. For more information visit us at https://www.longboatkeyclub.com/activities/resort-activities/bacchus2017/ and follow us, #BacchusOnLongboat.
Thank you to our Media Sponsors, The Observer Media Group and Scene Magazine.
Bacchus on the Beach, Wine Dinners
Thursday, November 09, 2017
• Somm-Jam Dinner
North Beach, 5:30 Reception, 6:00 pm Dinner
Featuring Michael Jordan, Master Sommelier
• Breganze Harvest: Maculan Winemakers of Breganze
Portofino Restaurant, 7:30 pm Reception, 8:00 pm Dinner
Featuring Angela Maculan, Winemaker
Bacchus on the Beach, Wine Blending Seminar
Friday, November 10, 2017
• Wine Blending Seminar
Under the Oaks at Island House, 2:00 pm
Featuring the wines of Freemark Abbey and Michael Jordan, Master Sommelier
“Bacchus on the Beach” Stone Crab Celebration & Winemaker Auction
Friday, November 10, 2017
Beach Festival Tent • 5:30 pm
The 7th annual Bacchus on the Beach Stone Crab Celebration & Wine Auction will be better than ever with over 100 selections from our featured wineries, winemakers and producers. Enjoy the ambiance of the evening along the Gulf of Mexico as you participate in the Grand Tasting, stone crab and delectable offerings prepared by the chefs of Longboat Key Club, dance in the sand and aim high at the live auction for rare vintages, unique travel packages and outdoor adventures, to benefit Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. A party with a purpose!
Live Auction Packages
• Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour of Mote Marine Laboratory
• Mote Summer Camp Packages
• Mote Marine Aquarium & Laboratory Memberships
• Select, boutique wines signed by the vintners
• Exclusive winery tours and travel packages
About The Resort at Longboat Key Club
The Resort at Longboat Key Club is Sarasota’s premier luxury beachfront resort and private membership club renowned for its distinctive guest service and unparalleled amenities. The resort is easily accessible from two international airports. On-site amenities include 45 holes of championship golf, the Tennis Gardens, The Spa, fitness center, eight distinctive restaurants and lounges, the 291 slip Longboat Key Club Moorings and a pristine Gulf of Mexico beachfront location. Accolades include being named #5,Condé Nast Traveler Top Resorts, Florida, AAA Four-Diamond Resort for 36 consecutive years, #6 Tennis Resort Worldwide by Tennis Resorts Online and a Top 25 Marina, North America by Power & Motor Yacht Magazine. Located at 220 Sands Pointe Road, Longboat Key, Florida, reservations can be made by calling (855) 314-2619 or online at www.longboatkeyclub.com.
About Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
Founded in 1955, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is celebrating its 61st year as an independent, nonprofit 501©3 research organization. Mote’s beginnings date back six decades to the passion of a single researcher, Dr. Eugenie Clark, her partnership with the community and philanthropic support, first of the Vanderbilt family and later of the William R. Mote family. Today Mote is based in Sarasota, Fla. With field stations in eastern Sarasota County and the Florida Keys and a scientific team that conducts research on the oceans surrounding all seven of the Earth’s continents. Mote’s 25 research programs are dedicated to today’s research for tomorrow’s oceans, with an emphasis on world-class research relevant to the conservation and sustainability of our marine resources. Mote’s vision also includes positively impacting public policy through science-based outreach and education. Showcasing the research is Mote Aquarium, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 365 days a year. Learn more at www.mote.org.
About Mote Marine Laboratory, Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and SCUBAnauts International Since 2012, the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and SCUBAnauts International have been volunteering at Mote Marine Laboratory’s underwater coral nursery in the Florida Keys alongside Mote scientists. Mote has set aside an area in the coral restoration site to honor American servicemen and women. Not only do these combat wounded and youth volunteers provide important support to Mote, accelerating the coral reef restoration work undertaken since 2006, they also inspire and challenge one another in a way that only the undersea community can provide. Mote established the underwater coral nursery where scientists grow colonies of the threatened staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) for replanting on decimated or damaged sections of reef within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. When the colonies reach a suitable size, small fragments nearly 2 inches long (about 5 cm) are snipped off and used to create a new colony, similar to the way new plants are grown from cuttings of existing plants. Today, Mote has about 15,000 coral colonies, some 250,000 fragments, growing in the nursery.