Record crowd attends Festival d’Vine

Record crowd attends Festival d’Vine
Carol Holmes, Angie Wingert with Denise and Kevin Perrigo

A record crowd of more than 860 guests showed up, raising $100,000 for Catholic Charities as they enjoyed fine libations and tasty food during the 16th Annual Festival d’Vine Oct. 25 at Treaty Oak Park on the Southbank. This year’s event featured more than 100 varieties of wine from around the world courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company, while cuisine was presented by 24 popular local restaurants, including bb’s, Bistro Aix, Town Hall, Moxie, Indochine, Bono’s BBQ, Matthew’s, The Bearded Pig, Havana Jax & Cuba Libre Bar, Southern Grounds and more. Regional Director for Catholic Charities Jacksonville Lauren Weedon Hopkins said the event has raised more than $1.1 million for the agency over the past 16 years.

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