Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club to hold annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe on Oct. 11

The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary will hold its third annual “Taste of Rancho Santa Fe” at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club will hold its third annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe, a food & wine festival and auction, from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 11 on the lawns of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.

Twenty local restaurants will showcase their award- winning chefs alongside more than 20 wineries from Napa Valley and local regions. Guests will have the opportunity to taste bites from the renowned chefs of Mille Fleurs, Rancho Valencia’s Veladora, RSF Bistro, The Bridges, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe and Dolce Pane E Vino, just to name a few.

Taste of RSF’s 2015 Sommelier, wine educator and event planner James King will offer 22 one-of-a-kind tastings. Some of the Napa wineries featured are: 2 Plank, Aloft, Cairdean, Manzoni and Oakville Ranch. Guests will also enjoy amazing grapes from the local region like Coomber Wines, Climbing Moneys, Navarro and many more.

The event will also feature live entertainment, a raffle, and a live and silent auction.

Tickets for the event are $75 and $100 after Oct. 1 and can be purchased at For information, contact “Taste of Rancho Santa Fe” maitre d’ Uschi Crouch at

Among auction items: five-night stay for eight in a luxurious 4,200-square-foot Montana log cabin; $1,700 treatment by La Jolla Laser Clinic; High Bluff Academy SAT/ACT courses, tutoring or summer courses of your choice; or Sugar Ray Leonard autographed boxing gloves and signed picture by J.C. Cooley Foundation. Also, “Ultimate Padres Game” with catered limo ride and four Padres tickets; “Set Sail in San Diego” on the international yacht race winner the Staghound; or, how about a “Private Night in the Museum” with an event rental of the entire San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum after hours.

“Taste of Rancho Santa Fe” 2015 Food and Wine festival sponsors include: 2014 and 2015 title sponsor Irene Valenti of Valenti International, Banc of California, First Team VIP Health Services, Union Bank, Pure Insurance, UBC, Kevin Lathrop, Claude Kordus, Rita Kosztonlnik, Therese Carmel Interiors & Home, Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa, Donan Environmental Services, Real Equity Advisors, Title365, At Home Nursing Care, Alan and Lori Balfour, Heather and Holly Manion of RSF Realty/Willis Allen, Permanent Expressions Elaine Rollins, Jacky Robinson Group Wealth Advisors, Rancho Santa Fe Connector Magazine, Paulette Britton and many more.

All net proceeds from the event will be shared by 12 beneficiaries: San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Women’s Empowerment International, ConnectMed International, Hands United for Children, Miracle Babies, The Vision for Children Foundation, Voices for Children, STEP Support The Enlisted Project, JC Cooley Foundation, RSF Community Center, and RSF Rotary Club.

Why go home after the event? The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is offering a special from Sunday-Monday (Oct. 11-12) for just $188. For reservations, call 858-756-1131 and mention “Taste of RSF.”