October 11 is a special date in the Cogill household, it is Gary’s birthday. And we couldn’t have found a more perfect way to celebrate than with our Dallas Uncorked annual Harvest Dinner, this year benefiting New Friends New Life.
We are honored to celebrate the fall season for this annual event, this year featuring exquisite wines from Pali Winery, featuring a selection of their single vineyard, premium Pinot Noir wines from some of the finest vineyard sites in Northern California.
Each selection will be paired with the imaginative, seasonal and always delicious creations of our friend Chef Abraham Salum at his Salum Restaurant in the heart of Dallas. We are equally as honored to donate the proceeds from this year’s event to a charity we truly admire and appreciate, New Friends New Life.
Started in 1998, “New Friends New Life restores and empowers formerly trafficked girls and sexually exploited women and their children. By providing access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health and spiritual support, New Friends New Life helps women and their children overcome backgrounds of abuse, addiction, poverty and limited opportunities.” I wish this reality wasn’t true, but Dallas ranks amongst one of the highest percentages of trafficked girls and women. To be able to help New Friends New Life in supporting their incredible work is crucial in changing these statistics in our city.
A small portion of the evenings proceeds will also benefit The Stewpot. Each year this annual event includes The Stewpot as their work with the homeless of Dallas is crucial in helping change the lives of those so much in need. Though working with The Bridge to provide meals, as well as education, job assistance, healthcare, etc. The Stewpot is a treasure to our city and one we are always so proud to support.
My dear friend, Ginger Dollins of Pali Wines, and a great supporter of the kind of work NFNL does, will be on hand at the dinner to discuss each of her luxurious wines.
Katie Pedigo with New Friends New Life will be joining us as well.
Tickets for the evening are $150 each and are available now. As we want to keep the evening intimate and personal, only a select number are available. Please get yours early if you can join us. Tickets available here.
We hope to see you on October 11, this will be a special night that we know will help change lives.
Dallas Uncorked is a 501c3 not for profit organization.