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PREMIERE EVENT SPONSORSHIP

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Greetings,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I invite you to support one of the spectacular events hostedby The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas each year. We are excited to celebrate our 35th year of toasting, feasting, and giving back to the Austin wine and food community. Your sponsorship offers an exceptional opportunity to support WFFT in our mission to bolster the viticulture and culinary industries of Central Texas. As a sponsor, your company and brand will be featured front and center in front of elite wine advocates, connoisseurs and collectors in Austin and the Central Texas area.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas has enriched the community and the state by awarding over $1.5 million to other organizations through our grants awards program. In 2019 we provided 30 scholarships to sommeliers, chefs, and winemakers to support their testing, certification, and travel endeavors in the coming year.

Your partnership with The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas will enable us to continue to support the professions that provide our community with dynamic experiences. I truly hope you will consider supporting our cause with a generous sponsorship. On the following pages, you will find a listing of all the opportunities for the 2020 event season.

Sincerely yours,

Brooke Paup

Sponsorship Chair

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$25,000 ANNUAL EVENT PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • Recognition as one of no more than two WFFT “Season Sponsors” of the 2020 Wine & Food Foundation event season (including Austin Wine Experience, Big Reds & Bubbles, Rare & Fine Wine Auction, and Toast of Texas)

  • Logo will be placed on all mailed event invitations (approximately 5,000 pieces printed and distributed annually; 2,000 mailed to WFFT contacts and 2,000 distributed)

  • Logo will be included on WFFT website and included on periodic email promotion to 5,000 WFFT contacts; additionally sponsor will be featured in WFFT social media networks for a period of one year

  • Two-page advertisement in the 2020 Rare & Fine Wine Auction Catalog (print and digital)

  • Special recognition from stage by the Auction Chairman at the 2020 Rare & Fine Wine Auction

  • Inclusion in all select advertising; 2020 advertising includes Texas Monthly, Edible Austin, CultureMap Austin, Tribeza

  • Logo will be featured on on-site event signage at each event

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35th ANNUAL RARE & FINE WINE AUCTION SPONSORSHIPS

The Rare & Fine Wine Auction begins with a sparkling auction lot preview reception where guests are welcomed with wine selections from our Featured Winemaker. Directly following, guests are seated for an elegant four-course dinner, accompanied by an impressive wine selection presented by a team of Austin’s best sommeliers. The highlight of the evening is the electrifying live auction where spirited bidders compete for rare and fine wines as well as other luxury packages, all in support of the work of The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas.

All fundraising efforts from the event are used towards supporting the professions that provide our community with dynamic experiences - many times, through scholarships, travel stipends, and professional development opportunities.

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TOAST OF TEXAS SPONSORSHIPS

Join us when we partner with Texas Monthly and Jessica Dupuy for the 6th year for an exclusive tasting of Texas Monthly’s Top Texas Wines of the Year list! Celebrate and support Texas’ growing wine industry with a sip and stroll tasting of the top Texas wines produced in 2019, snacking on delicious bites from local chefs. At the event, we’ll announce the 2019 Texas Wine of the Year – as selected by Texas Monthly wine editor Jessica Dupuy – and guests will choose their favorite wine from the magazine’s Top Texas Wines of 2019 list as part of the “Fan Favorite” contest! Music rounds out a beautiful Texas afternoon.

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AUSTIN WINE EXPERIENCE SPONSORSHIPS

The Austin Wine Experience features sommelier led seminars/panels/wine & food tastings and a Grand Tasting sip & stroll. Consumers build their own experience via the option of purchasing tickets to attend 1 to 3 seminars and/or the Grand Tasting. Geared towards consumers, each seminar provides a robust exploration of a given theme via an exceptional quality wine tasting and formal presentation. Formats for the sessions vary and are limited to 40 attendees per session.

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BIG REDS & BUBBLES SPONSORSHIPS

Big Reds & Bubbles is one of Austin’s most anticipated wine events of the year! The event features a dazzling array of some of the world’s finest champagnes, sparkling wines and “big reds.” Over a dozen of Austin’s finest chefs participate, pulling out all culinary stops. Guests will enjoy an extraordinary evening complete with live music.

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INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES?

Contact Peggy Hanley, Executive Director, at (512) 327-7555 or phanley@winefoodfoundation.org.