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Elaine and Doug Wilwerding

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Tom Walker

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Stacy and Bruce Simon

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Tom Schrack

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Tim Schrack

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Colleen and Scott Schmidt

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Nola and David Schettler

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Patterson Family Foundation

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Paul Parr

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Tyler Owen

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Stacie and Shane Osborn

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Terri and Jack McDonnell

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Lori and David Scott Foundation

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John K. and Lynne D. Boyer Family Foundation

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Fred and Teresa Hunzeker

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Lori and Paul Hogan

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Sara and John Hogan

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Carol and John Higgins

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Mary Finnegan, M.D.

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Rae and Bill Dyer

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Dennis and Mary Ellen Wychulis Family Fund

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Henry Davis

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Mike Cassling

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Information for Participating Wineries

The ninth annual Pinot, Pigs & Poets event, benefiting Completely KIDS, will be held May 30-31, 2018 at Happy Hollow Club in Omaha. It is Omaha’s premier wine and food event featuring outstanding pinot noir wines, savory pork dishes from some of Omaha’s best chefs, the Taste of Elegance Chef Competition sponsored by the Nebraska Pork Producers Association and quick-witted slam poetry by the Nebraska Writers Collective.

Pinot, Pigs & Poets Events

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The open tasting event at Happy Hollow Club, 1701 S. 105th St., Omaha 68124, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. The featured pinot noir wines will be complemented with delicious pork themed small plates prepared by the guest chefs. In addition, the wine and food will be tasted blind and judged by a panel of experts with the winners recognized during the evening. The first hour is reserved for patrons and sponsors, with general admission beginning at 7 p.m.

Attendance has increased significantly in recent years. The target demographic of the attendees is “wine and food lovers with considerable discretionary income.” This is a good opportunity for you to promote your brand to a very important market segment.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
The Sponsor and Vintner Party will be held at 7 p.m. at the home of Terri and Jack McDonnell. This is an opportunity for sponsors and the winery representatives to establish a more personal relationship and for us to express our gratitude.

Amount of Wine Needed for Participation

We will need one 12 bottle case of each pinot noir wine featured at the tasting at Happy Hollow Club. Ideally, a representative from your winery would attend the events, but it is not mandatory. If attendance is not possible, we will arrange for your distributor or another knowledgeable person to pour your wine.

Set-up and Arrival at Happy Hollow Club on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Please arrive at Happy Hollow no later than 5:30 p.m. A Pinot, Pigs & Poets winery sign, your name badge and your wine will be at your table. In addition, you are welcome to display brochures, mailing list sign-ups, order forms and other marketing items at your table. Each attendee will receive a complimentary Riedel burgundy glass for the tasting. Hospitality volunteers will assist you with any issues or needs.

Pinot, Pigs & Poets Wine Shop

Pinot, Pigs & Poets sells wine at Happy Hollow Club by authority of a Special Designated License granted under provisions of the Nebraska Liquor Control Act. Attendees will have an opportunity to “try and buy” the wines distributed in Nebraska. Last year, the Pinot, Pigs & Poets Wine Shop sold more than 100 cases of wine, with a portion of the proceeds supporting Completely KIDS. We will work closely with your distributor to promote the sale of your wine at the event.

Participating Wineries

The following wineries have previously participated in Pinot, Pigs & Poets:

Aberrant Cellars Cobb La Crema Rochioli
Adelsheim DeLoach Ladera Scherrer
Alexana Dierberg Lake Chalice Seghesio
Ammunition Domaine Carneros Latetia Seresin Estate
Anne Amie Domaine Serene Landmark Sequana
Archery Summit Donelan Lincourt Simple Life
Auntsfield Estate Donum Loring Sivas-Sonoma
Bacio Divino Elk Cove Louis Jadot Small Vines
Baileyana Encanto Vineyards Machine Breaker Solomon Hills
Beaux Freres Erath Martinelli Soter
Belle Glos Expression Melville Spell Estate
Benovia Failla Morgan Stangeland
Benton-Lane Fairsing Vineyard Morlet Family Stephen Vincent
Bernard Moreau FEL Mount Eden St. Innocent
Bergstrom Flowers Pali St. Michael Eppan
Bethel Heights Fourth Estate Paraiso Vineyards Stasis
Bien Nacido Frank Family Patton Valley Stoller Family
Big Table Farm Gypsy Canyon Paul Hobbs Talbott Vineyards
Bodega Chacra Hendry Peay Tresori
Bratcher Hilliard Bruce Peirson Meyer Twomey
Brittan Hirsch Vineyards Penner-Ash Utopia
Calera Jean Baptiste Ponzi Vineyards Villa Maria
Cherry Pie Joseph Phelps Presqu'ile Winery Walt
Clos Pepe J. Wrigley Radio Coteau Walter Hansel
Closerie des Lys Ken Wright Cellars Ravines Williams Selyem
Clouds Rest Kistler Vineyards Reuling Vineyard Zotovich
Copain Kosta Browne Rex Hill
Chasseur L'Angevin Robert Sinsky

Pinot, Pigs & Poets Raised More Than $315,000 for Completely KIDS in 2017

Because the wine and food are donated, Pinot, Pigs & Poets is a very financially efficient event. All net proceeds from Pinot, Pigs & Poets directly benefit the Completely KIDS weekend and afterschool food programs for children in need at area schools and shelters. Completely KIDS serves more than 2,000 children in its after-school programs, provides 200,000 meals and sends 20 nutritious food items home in backpacks each weekend for 450 kids. Completely KIDS has set a goal to increase the number of children served in the weekend food program to 930 in the next few years. In addition, Completely KIDS provides positive role models and a curriculum that offers a solid foundation for these kids to achieve academic excellence

Additional Information

Kindly indicate your interest in participating by contacting your Nebraska distributor or contacting Jack McDonnell by email or phone, 402-871-6000. In the event we need to limit the number of participating wineries, priority will be based on previous participation. For additional information about the event, please click through our website or contact Jack McDonnell.