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Annual Columbia Wine Tasting Aids College Hospitality Program
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The Columbia College Foundation will host the 41st Annual Columbia Wine Tasting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, a benefit to support the Columbia College Hospitality Management Program. More than 70 wineries and food vendors will set up shop in the State Park’s historic buildings, making it one of the most unique tastings in the West.

“The Columbia event provides wine enthusiasts a chance to sample local wineries and foods alongside a number of the state’s favorite producers while visiting unique sites in the State Historic Park,” said Tom Bender, a wine instructor at Columbia College and longtime organizer of the tasting. “Many are small production wineries pouring new and limited release wines.”

Guests will also enjoy a tempting array of hors d’oeuvres prepared by Columbia College Hospitality students. The event also features a silent auction with a selection of collectible wines, gift baskets, getaway packages and more.

Food Vendors will include Cheesy Winer Wine Bar, Columbia College Hospitality Students, Cowboy Toffee Company, Diestel Turkey Ranch and Fiscalini Cheese Company.

A few of the wineries represented will include Twisted Oak Winery, Stevenot Wines, Robert Mondavi Winery, McManis Winery, Kendall Jackson Wines, Ironstone Winery and Dark Horse Wines.


Reservations can be purchased online for $55 per person in advance or $60 per person at the event as available. Attendees receive a complimentary souvenir wine glass and samples from participating wineries and food vendors. For more information or to make a reservation, check out or call (209) 588-5089.