Tickets Still Available for Thursday’s Wine and Food Tasting with Auction to Benefit Darien Nonprofits

Poster 2019 wine and food tasting benefit
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You still have time today, Wednesday, to get discount tickets for the Darien Chamber of Commerce’s 15th Annual Wine & Food Tasting & Auction on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Gourmet foods, over 50 fine wines to taste and a silent auction are all part of the fun, benefitting the Depot Darien Youth Center, Darien Arts Center and the chamber’s scholarships program.

— an UPDATED announcement from the Darien Chamber of Commerce

“This Wine & Food Tasting Event is the perfect example of bringing our local business and retail community, restauranteurs, Darien nonprofit organizations and area residents together to raise money to benefit our community,” said Susan Cator, president and executive director of the chamber.

If You’re Going …
  • WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17
  • WHERE: BMW of Darien, 140 Ledge Road.
  • PARKING: is offered at Whole Foods in the rear of the lot.
  • ADVANCE TICKETS can be purchased online at the Darien Chamber for $65. Advance tickets are now available through today, Wednesday, at the chamber website. Price at the door is $80.

Wines will be offered to taste by Sipstirs of Darien. People can purchase various wines they enjoy that night at an advantageous price, plus a portion of the sale is donated to the non-profits. This is a terrific time to buy wines for the upcoming holidays and as gifts for family, friends and business associates.

Committee 2019 wine and food benefit

Photo from the Darien Chamber of Commerce

Committee members, from left: Al Tibbetts-Event Co-Chair, Teresa Jandziol-DCC, Susan Cator-DCC, Matt Cosgrove-BMW of Darien, Katrina O’Connor-Darien Arts Center and Kesti Aysseh-Depot Youth Center.


Tastings of culinary delights will be offered by Chocolate Works, Fjord Fish Market, Louie’s Italian Restaurant, The Melting Pot, Palmer’s Darien, SCENA, SoNo Baking Company, and Whole Foods.

Silent Auction

The silent auction will feature many special items from chamber members and friends of the Darien Community. The auction includes a wide variety of items from Darien’s locally owned businesses.

On-line previewing and bidding for the auction began Oct. 7 on the DCC website.

Where the Raised Funds Go

The Darien Chamber Fundraiser will benefit:

Poster 2019 wine and food tasting benefit—The Depot Teen Center a nonprofit organization providing youth with a drug- and alcohol-free environment.

—The Darien Arts Center devoted to inspiring the creative talents of people of all ages.

—The Darien Chamber Charitable Foundation supporting four community-based college scholarships for deserving students.

Organizations Involved

Special thanks to the Vintner and Collector Sponsors that have signed on to support this event: Vintner Sponsors- Baywater Properties and Nassau Corporate Credit and Collector Sponsors- Hollow Tree Self Storage, People’s United Bank, Ruddy Builders, Music Sponsor-Neil Hauck Architects, Tasting Sponsor-Cheryl Williams.

The mission of the Darien Chamber of Commerce is to take a leadership role in promoting the business community and quality of life in Darien. Bankwell and Laurel Road Bank are Elite Sponsors and First County Bank is a Select Sponsor of the Darien Chamber of Commerce and support the Chamber in all its events throughout the year.

Editor’s note: A version of this article originally was published Sept. 26. The time stamp was changed for this updated version to put the article link back on the home page and in the newsletter.

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