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Executive Director:
Mr. Nate Cross
Northern Ohio Chapter
8001 Sweet Valley Drive, Suite 3
Valley View, OH, 44125
T: (216) 901-2873
F: (216) 901-3225
Northern Ohio Chapter

9th Annual Cleveland Wine Opener

Event Overview


Friday, October 19, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

VIP Reception*
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Galleria at Erieview**
1301 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114

Please retain your numbered ticket as this will gain you access to the event and serve as your Bid number for any Auction purchase
We are no longer accepting online ticket reservations, however tickets will be available at the door

Honoring Zydrunas and Jennifer Ilgauskas

**Discounted Parking only $3 in the Galleria garage off Lakeside Avenue

Live Entertainment!

From wine novices to advanced wine enthusiasts, The Wine Opener is a casual and fun evening for all experience levels! Sip Great Wines and Savor Great Cuisine presented at festive tasting stations, where the area's hottest chefs prepare their specialties just for you. Along with delicious food and wine pairings, guests will be treated to lively auctions and entertainment. The Cleveland Wine Opener will be a relaxed, yet lively, evening for more than 600 expected guests.

Ticket: $65 ($45 tax deductible)
Includes all food and wine tastings, a keepsake tasting glass and journal.

VIP Ticket: $125 ($85 tax deductible)
Includes all benefits of the general ticket PLUS an exclusive pre-event wine tasting, VIP access throughout the evening and a unique gift item.

Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families:
The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, only one person with CF may be invited to attend the indoor portion of each CF Foundation-sponsored event.  For the outdoor portion of the event, people with CF should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call your local chapter.

To participate:

 Sponsorship Opportunities

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, or for more information, please contact Suzanne Zak at the chapter office at 216.475.2873 or

2012 Restaurants to date:

Adam's Reserve Cheddar
AMP 150
Angelo's Pizza of Lakewood
Auts Tipse Treats
Chutney Rolls
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
Earth Fare
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Grovewood Tavern
Latitude 41n
Lucky's Café
Max & Erma's
Orlando Baking Co.
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
ICASI/Sapore Restaurant
Shula's 2 Steak and Sports
Skye LaRae's Culinary Services
SOW Food
Sweetie Fry
Tastefully Simple,
The Cheese Shop
The Chocolate Bar
VIP Reception featuring
Donna Chriszt, Executive Chef, Signature of Solon Country Club



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