Casa de Amparo collects wine for gala raffle


More than 60 guests attended Casa de Amparo’s “Wine Auction Party” on Sept. 12 at the home of Mary Ann and Ed Bosanac in Rancho Santa Fe. The purpose of the party, organized by the Crystal Ball Gala Committee, was to collect fine wines to create three premium wine collections that will be raffled off at the organization’s 14th annual Bassett Crystal Ball Gala on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Guests brought one bottle of wine, minimum value $75, with a score of 92 or higher for the raffle and a bottle of their favorite table wine to share at the party. B Cellars Napa Valley Blends offered tastings. Twisted Vine Bistro donated delectable appetizers.

Additional wine donations are greatly appreciated. All proceeds directly benefit programs and services supporting San Diego children and families affected by or at risk of child abuse or neglect. To donate, contact Trina Godwin,

For information and tickets for the gala, to be held at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, see or call 760-754-5500.