AUGUST 4, 2018
First Dream Big Darling Concert on the Ranch
August’s “Concert on the Ranch” served as the first official fundraising effort for Dream Big Darling and the event went off with a bang! The warm summer evening was filled with great music performed by a local band, The Mother Corn Shuckers, as well as authentic Mexican food served by Los Robles Cafe. Several community members were able to attend the event which was held at the beautiful Oyster Ridge event venue located in Santa Margarita. The fundraising efforts were a success and fun was had by all!
OCTOBER 19, 2018
Annual “Dream Big” Dinner,
Auction & Concert
The inaugural Dream Big Darling Dinner, Auction & Concert lived up to its name at the October 19th event, raising more than $100,000 for Dream
Big Darling. Held at the Santa Margarita Ranch in Paso Robles wine country, the event was attended by 175 guests and was punctuated with a lively auction featuring a remarkable roster of auction items. The evening featured an all-star cast of women-led wineries; a menu inspired by Julia Child; dinner crafted by The Range restaurant; and live music by Hilary & Kate. Our team was absolutely overwhelmed by the response we received from all who attended and we look forward making a big difference!
SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2019
Annual Dream Big Darling Foundation Retreat
Accepting applications January 1, 2019
The annual Dream Big Darling Foundation Retreat is our primary mechanism for mentoring rising talent in the wine and spirits industry. We provide scholarships to qualified applicants who enjoy a full ride to the retreat. The retreat is a multi-day experience featuring notable speakers, workshops, networking and more—all with the goal of fostering professional development and career opportunities. The Dream Big Darling Retreat takes place at Ancient Peaks Winery’s beautiful Oyster Ridge venue in the Paso Robles wine country on California’s Central Coast.