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vinNEBRASKA Wine Event 2013

Nearly 800 Omaha wine lovers ascended on the Mutual of Omaha Dome April 13th to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Omaha. The vinNEBRASKA Foundation, an Omaha based group of civic minded wine lovers, have organized wine tastings and auctions for nearly 20 years to assist funding of local charities. Friday night, April 12th, a Winemaker's Dinner was held at the Happy Hollow Country Club. Diners enjoy a sumptuous meal with a winery representative seated at each table. The multi-course meal was accompanied by a bottle of wine from each of the 24 wineries represented at the event. Thanks to the Friday night chairpersons, Mr. & Mrs. Craig and Heidi Lefler from Mutual of Omaha Bank.

PhotoSaturday night, the 24 wineries, from California, Oregon and France assembled at the Mutual of Omaha Dome for a Grand tasting and auction. Hundreds of wines were served as you had the opportunity to visit with each winery representative. A silent auction of wines, gifts, posters and much more was available during the tasting. Later, a live auction, hosted by WOWT's Jim Seidlecki and Stu Smith from Smith-Madrone Winery. A number of very exclusive wines were auctioned off. Other items included trips and a handmade wine cabinet with wines from the attending wineries. Presenting Sponsor, Mark Wright from Wright Printing was honored for his numerous years of donating his printing services for the event. Thanks to Saturday chairpersons Mr. & Mrs. Glenn and Arlene Fosdick from The Nebraska Medical Center.

When the event was complete, vinNEBRASKA was pleased to contribute over $200,000 to help the Ronald McDonald House continue their effort to help out of town families with lodging when their child is a patient in a local Omaha hospital. Due to events as this, there is never a charge to stay at the House or for any of the available services. Together, we are making life a little better for children and families who need comfort and support. A sick child should never be alone.

Flora Springs2013 Honorary Winery

Flora Springs Winery
1978 West Zinfandel Lane
St. Helena, CA 94574



Each year we honor a winery who has been instrumental in helping make our event a continued success. This year we honored Flora Springs Winery and Vineyards.

Representing Flora Spring was a returning Jason Bullock acting…….....
as he normally does!


Thanks Jason and Flora Springs Winery for your support over the years!!


vinNEBRASKA Committee chairman Dennis Hein presenting Mark and Marsha Wright with a gift from the committee for their many years of contributing many printing services to us.

Participating wineries

Cline Cellars

Duckhorn Vineyards


Our Honored Winery for 2013!

Flora Springs

Fourth Estate

Goosecross Cellars

Hahn Family Wines

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

Michael~David Winery

Mill Creek Vineyards & Winery

Monticello Vineyards

Morgan Winery

Pine Ridge Vineyards

Quady Winery

Rombauer Vineyards


Silver Oak Cellars
Twomey Cellars

Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery

Sokol Blosser