photos by Gus and Maha Calderon

Food, Wine & Philanthrophy

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The 16th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival, held at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course in June, treated over 1,000 guests to live music and food and drink samples from 28 local restaurants and 32 wineries and breweries. The event raised $125,000 for 17 participating charities with a local or international focus on children or the community, including 101 Artists’ Colony, Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito, Encinitas Educational Foundation, Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Heritage Ranch, and Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, among others. The festival has raised a total of $1.4 million since its inception. For more information visit