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Schedule of Events

Solemen Meeting | Exclusive for Solemen

Tuesday, October 15, 5:30 PM at Forty Carrots Family Center

Representing our highest-level sponsors, sixty top professional men donate their time at WW&S events. Placed on teams, these gentlemen serve as ambassadors escorting and serving wine to the ladies at the Luncheon, and compete to sell the most wine, with a percentage benefitting Forty Carrots Family Center. At the Solemen Meeting, these men will be celebrated and be informed about how their service will make a difference for children and families in our community.

VIP Vintners Reception | Exclusive for Sponsors

Thursday, November 14, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Michael’s Wine Cellar

As a special thank you to our sponsors and patrons, attendees meet our visiting vintners, sample their offerings, and mingle with fellow donors.

The Signature Luncheon

Friday, November 15, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
Enjoy three of life’s greatest treasures – wine, shoes, and the company of your closest girlfriends. Sip delectable wines while you shop in a specially curated marketplace. Lunch with your besties while you enjoy an entertaining fashion show and of course, enjoy personalized attention from our very own Solemen. End your day dancing in the Veuve Clicquot champagne lounge.

Luncheon tickets include access the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Lounge immediately following the luncheon. 

Wine, Women & Shoes Retail Tasting 

Saturday, November 16, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Michael’s Wine Cellar
Guests will have an opportunity to sample the outstanding selection of Wine, Women & Shoes Wines at the Retail Tasting at Michael’s Wine Cellar. This casual tasting is open to the public and event admission is $10 per person. Tickets coming soon!

Winemaker Dinners

Saturday, November 16
These intimate themed dinners featuring our visiting vintners as special guests are the perfect venue to entertain clients, meet potential clients and friends. Dinners attract not only devotees of our Signature Luncheon, but other interested community members as well. 

Preferred Hotels with Special Rates for Wine, Women & Shoes Participants

2019 Committee


Andrea Paul & Melissa Tomasso

Executive Committee

Wine Co-Chairs: Dawn Doughty, Allen Heise, Lisa Napolitano, 

Soleman Chair: Ann Miller

Retail Chair: Jennifer Douglas

Event Coordinator: Minta Getzen

Girlfriend Committee

Margie Abernathy, Priya Acharya, Jennifer Bergstrom, Sandi Boyajian, Jaclyn Brunckhorst, Florence Conlan, MaryBeth Cotran, Stephanie Filippi-Brown, Christine Frezza, Theresa Getzen, Tonya Getzen Gowan, Tina Granthon, Britney Guertin, Craig Hickerson, Kim Hickerson, Molly Jackson, Suzette Jones, Tammy Karp, Janna Kim, Kimberly Knox, Terry McKee, Silvanna Medina, LeeAnne Moody, Jenna Oser, Gabi Palmer, Julie Pepi, Renee Phinney, Montana Ross, Renee Ryckman, Kathleen Scotti, Joleen Searles, Tatyana Sharoubim-Stewart, Leann Spofford, Abed Suwaity, Candace Swenson, Ana Varone, Alisa Westberry, Ashley Winter, Paige Wyant

Please contact Geri Jo Manson, Donor Relations Manager, if you
are interested in joining our committee or volunteering at the event.