Crystal Ball Gala Wine Drop Off Party


The Crystal Ball Gala (Casa de Amparo) Wine Drop Off Party was held Sept. 11 at the home of Jim and Kim Grant in Encinitas. The wines collected at the event will become a coveted wine cellar to be featured in the 2014 Crystal Ball Gala Opportunity Drawing on Nov. 1 at the Del Mar Country Club. Proceeds from the Nov. 1 event will benefit Casa de Amparo, a nonprofit treating and preventing child abuse and neglect throughout San Diego County since 1978.

The Nov. 1 evening will include a lavish cocktail reception, gourmet dinner by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, dancing to Something Simple, one of San Diego’s top local bands, and one-of-a-kind live auction items.

To book tickets and sponsorships, visit For information or to donate auction items, contact Anna Leyrer at or 760-566-3560. Photos by McKenzie Images.