Charter Arts Foundation to hold “Cheers To…”- An In-Home Wine Tasting Fundraising Event on June 12, 2021

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BETHLEHEM, PA — The Charter Arts Foundation’s annual Art of Wine fundraising event is adapting to the current safety protocols by offering an in-home wine tasting event, “Cheers To…”, to be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 7 PM.

The event is designed for wine lovers of all levels and will feature Dakota Shy, producer of wines that are artfully crafted and a true testament to Napa Valley’s reputation for producing the greatest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines. The exclusive collection will include Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon considered to be one of the top 100 wines in the world. In addition to guiding guests on a masterful tasting experience, Dakota Shy’s founder, Todd Newman  will conduct a question and answer session.

Guests can choose from two hosting packages to be delivered to their homes. The ‘Sip and Swirl’ package serves up to 4 guests and includes access to the virtual wine tasting, three Dakota Shy half bottles (2020 Sauvignon Blanc, 2019 T-E-N and Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon) for $250.  The ‘Sip, Swirl, and Savor’ package serves 6-8 guests and includes access to the virtual wine tasting, Three Dakota Shy Wine Bottles (2020 Sauvignon Blanc, 2019 T-E-N and Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon), and an elegant charcuterie board from Bethlehem’s Twisted Olive restaurant for $500.

“Cheers To…” is a great way to gather with close friends at home over several bottles of some of Napa’s best wines toasting the end of a very long year, sharing missed milestones, and supporting the arts in our local community.

In addition to the wine tasting, the event includes the option to purchase a $100 Vacation Raffle ticket for a chance to win a fabulous vacation getaway.  The winner will have their choice of three dream destinations including a Kentucky Bourbon Trail experience visiting Kentucky’s legendary distilleries, a Punta Cana Caribbean tropical getaway, and a Napa Valley Backroads and Railways excursion to take through Napa Valley by car and train.  Those who might not want to travel can opt for a “Stay-cation” and cash-out for a $2500 prize to use as they wish!  The vacation raffle is open to anyone. A raffle ticket patron does not need to be an event participant.

To purchase a hosting package or to purchase a vacation raffle ticket, visit the “Cheers To…” event page located on the Foundation’s website.

Learn more about Dakota Shy at  Sourcing Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a range of exceptional vineyards, nurturing a small team of talented individuals and working in a superior winemaking facility to create their wines, Dakota Shy knows that every vintage at Dakota Shy will be better than the last.  They strive to make outstanding wines and to foster enduring connections with those who drink them. From grape to table, Dakota Shy is performing at the highest level and feel a duty to themselves, their team, and their customers to provide an extraordinary product and experience.

Proceeds from the “Cheers To…” event benefit the Foundation whose mission is to support the welfare and educational interests of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.   The Foundation is a nonprofit corporation established in 2012.


For more information about the Charter Arts Foundation visit


Information & Image Provided By:
Ann Gillette
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015