Orlando residents asked to drink wine for a good cause

August 21, 2017 by  

Wildlife and wine will come together for a third annual fundraiser next month.

Locals can help to support furry critters as they find their way back to their natural habitat and learn more about the production of local wine during the Back to Nature Third Annual Wine for Wildlife event. This wine tasting event will include tours of the winery every 30 minutes.

The event is open to the public, but ID is required to take part in any of the wine tastings. Animal guest stars from the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge will be on hand to help educate the guests about their efforts.

The refuge is a nonprofit that opened in 2007. Its mission is to educate the public about preserving the environment while it rescues and rehabilitates animals native to Florida and releases them back into their native habitat. The refuge takes in injured, seized, and orphaned wild animals for this purpose.

John Michael Catering will be supplying the food and the first 75 tickets sold will include a commemorative wineglass. The event will take place from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on September 28 at the Quantum Leap Winery at 1312 Wilfred Drive in Orlando. Tickets are $65 each or $125 per pair.

Animal fans that cannot attend can still help out by displaying banners and flyers at their place of business to advertise the event. Fundraisers are also welcome, and one-time and monthly donations are accepted by the refuge.

Locals may wish to consult with print companies about printing and distributing the organization’s wish list, which can be found on the website.