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September 13, 2011

San Francisco, CA – Catholic Charities CYO's 15th Annual Vincenzo Wine Tasting & Auction will bring together community and philanthropy on Friday, November 4, 2011, announced founding chairman Jeff Fenton and his co-chair, Heather Rodriguez. This year's event, presented in part by honorary chairs Pat and Joe Harbison of Harbison Estate Wines, will be held for the first time at San Francisco's Galleria in the San Francisco Design Center. The chairs welcome IShares as Presenting Sponsor and California Home & Design Magazine as Media Sponsor of this year's event.

Catholic Charities CYO friends and advocates will join together with a gathering of Northern California's finest wineries for this always-fantastic fundraiser benefiting Catholic Charities CYO's services for at-risk youth. Proceeds will directly support children and youth at St. Vincent's School for Boys, San Francisco Boys' and Girls' Homes, St. Vincent's Foster Family Agency, Canal Family Support Program and Treasure Island Child Development Center.

"Through the community and philanthropy shared at Vincenzo, we are investing in the potential of youth who have faced significant challenges. Children and youth focused programs at Catholic Charities CYO nurture healthy growth and development and provide the framework for producing future leaders to care for our communities," remarks Catholic Charities CYO Executive Director Jeff Bialik. "We are so grateful to Jeff and Heather for their leadership again during this milestone fifteenth year."

At this fifteenth Vincenzo, guests will enjoy a beautiful atmosphere, tasting notable wines from Alpha Omega, Dominus Estate, Spottswoode Estate, Grgich Hills Estate, Chappellet, Pillar Rock Vineyard, Padis Vineyards, Roederer Estate, Switchback Ridge and Harbison Estate Wines, among others, and enjoying delicacies by San Francisco's own McCalls Catering & Events during the Tasting, Silent and Live Auctions.

Vincenzo's Live Auction always brings the most excitement of the evening. Live Auction lots include a Maui vacation for four, a Costa Rica fishing trip, Napa Valley excursion, a Tahoe getaway, one-of-a-kind dinners, and rare large format wines with ratings from Robert Parker of 95 or higher, including a 6L Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet.

Visit us on Facebook for daily auction updates! General admission tickets to the Vincenzo Wine Tasting & Auction are $175 each and reserved seating begins at $350. For tickets and information about sponsorships, please call 415.972.1213 or visit

Catholic Charities CYO is the social services expression of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Founded in 1907 to care for the orphans of the San Francisco earthquake, Catholic Charities CYO is an independent non-profit organization. All financial contributions directly support Catholic Charities CYO’s programs in Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Sonoma Counties.
Catholic Charities CYO serves and advocates for the poor, the sick, the distressed, children, youth, families, immigrants and seniors, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or any other basis covered by local law.


Todd McCormack




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