The Laguna Garden Gala would not be a success without the support of our generous sponsors.


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Hospitality Sponsors
Julie Atwood Events
A La Heart Catering

Bald Eagle ($10,000)

Vine Hill House
Jan & Dan O'Connell
Bob & Sharon Rubin
Vic & Karen Trione

Golden Eagle ($5,000)
Raini & Steve Vallarino

Otter ($2,500)
Codding Foundation
Bill and Joyce Cox
Grab n’ Grow Soil Products

The Press Democrat

Bobcat ($1,000)
Joanne & Terry Dale
The Heck Foundation
Sonoma County Gazette
Curt & Vicki Groninga
Nils-Michael Langenborg
Mike & Barbara Shepherd
Sonoma West News & Times
Sprint Copy Center
Vanguard Properties
Whole Foods Market, Sebastopol
Wright Contracting, Inc.

Heron ($500)
Janine Barnes & Chris Watson
Gail Bettinelli
Susan & Ken Churchill
Corks Restaurant &
Russian River Vineyards

David & Allis Dexter
Frank & Jackie Dono
Dr. James Forni
Carolyn Johnson & Rick Theis
Marimar Torres
Merrill, Arnone & Jones PPL
Harry & Dee Richardson
Paul and Pat Schoch
Sebastopol Hardware Center
Catherine Sharp

Peter Schmale
Martin & Marlene Stein
Scott Terriberry
True Liberty Bags

Egret ($250)
Hugh Helm & Christine Engel
Carroll & John Hirsch
Innovative Business Solutions
Nell Kneibler
Silk Moon
Richard Peterson-Jones
Terry Price & Kerry Campbell-Price
Dianne Smith
Ellen Swenson
Peggy Tourje & Jane Krensky

Food and Beverage Donors
Moonlight Brewing Co.
Shady Oak Barrel House

Balletto Vineyards
E&J Gallo Winery
G. Reedy Wines
Hawley Winery
Hook & Ladder Vineyard & Winery
Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery
Owl Ridge Wine Services
Russian River Vineyards
Rochioli Vineyards & Winery
Taft Street Winery

Bleating Heart Cheese
Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery
Valley Ford Cheese Co.
Weirauch Farm & Creamery

The Kefiry

Join us to celebrate the harvest, and toast our 25th Anniversary year!

Sip and savor the bounty of our farmers, brewers and winemakers. Enjoy lively music and luxurious shopping in the gardens overlooking the Laguna.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 3-7pm
Vine Hill House
3601 Vine Hill Road, Sebastopol

Vintage Garden Party Attire Suggested



If you have attended this event in the past, you already know how much FUN the Gala is for everyone involved! Come join us for our biggest annual fundraising event of the year, complete with premium local wines & beer, delicious local food pairings, entertainment, and, of course, gorgeous garden ART!

The Gala is vitally important to our mission: to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa and to inspire public appreciation for this Wetland of International Importance. 

Help Fund our Future Challenge Grant
Between now and the Laguna Garden Gala on September 13, longtime Laguna Foundation supporters Vic and Karen Trione will match every donation we receive, up to a total of $20,000!
This is a great way to support the Laguna Foundation. You can participate by making a donation on our secure donation page or attend the Laguna Garden Gala and bid on “Fund Our Future” during the live auction portion of the event.

Stunning Views!
The Vine Hill House at O'Connell Vineyards of Sebastopol is the perfect setting for our beautiful fundraiser. The estate overlooks the Santa Rosa plain, and is surrounded by grounds of lawns and flower gardens, vineyards, and spectacular views from every side.

Garden Art Silent Auction
Bid on superb wine lots and fabulous, one-of-a-kind wearable and garden art created by some of Sonoma County’s most notable artists.

A BIG thank you to our 2015 artists!
(stay tuned as the list grows everyday!)

Michelle Agost
Don Ajello
Barnee Alexander
Gary Alexander
Susan Amalia
Holly Anderson
Warren Arnold
Gerald Arrington
Abby Bard
Joel Bennett
Margaret Bolt
Ken Berman
Christine Boyd
Becky Burtech
Becky Cnudde
Lois Cohen
Rene Dayan-Whitehead
Donna DeLaBriandais
Jo Ellen DeNicola
Lyn Dillin
Leti Duenas

Molly Eckler
Jane Garibaldi
Bill Geisinger
Yvonne Giambrone-Martin
Lois Galloway
Micca Gray
Richard Hartung
Walter Harvest
Cynthia Hipkiss
George Houghton
Anne and Bill Howson
Don Jackson
Jaime Jean
Bert Kaplan
Susanna Kaplan
Don Landis
Mary Laures
Diana Majumdar
Mickey Marshall
Michele Morehouse

Live Auction: Bid on Adventure Packages!
Live auctioneer, Bill Carle, will lead the entertaining auction of "Adventure Packages." Get a sneak peak of our live auction packages here.

Artisan Food
Delicious artisan food, gourmet cheeses, olives, tomatoes, desserts, and more is all included with your ticket purchase!

Craft Beer Selection
We offer a small selection of finely crafted beers for our hop loving guests. Once again, Brian Hunt, brew master and owner of Moonlight Brewing, will be donating a selection of his lagers. This year, we welcome Steve Doty and his sour and wild artesian ales from Shady Oak Barrel House to the lineup.

Cheers!Paired with Premium Local Wine
The Gala would not be complete without the selection of fine wines offered by our local wineries. Our silent auction includes a number of wine lots including private tasting and tours, bottles in 1, 2 or 3 set lots, and magnums of fine wines. Some of these wines will also be available for all our guests to enjoy during the event. Don't forget to pick up a raffle ticket when you arrive for a chance to win a mixed case of wine, and enjoy a "Taste of Sonoma Valley" after the event!

A BIG thank you to our 2015 Winery Donors!
(stay tuned as the list grows everyday!)

Carol Shelton Wines
Field Stone Winery
Gary Farrell
Graton Ridge Cellars
HKG Estate Wines
Hanna Winery
Hartford Family Winery
Harvest Moon Estate and Winery

Idle Cellars
Joseph Swan Vineyards
Lambert Bridge
Longboard Vineyards
Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery
Medlock Ames
Merriam Vineyards
Owl Ridge Wine Services

Paradise Ridge Winery
Ramey Wine Cellars
Ridge Vineyards
Robert Young Estate Winery
Russian River Vineyards
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards White Oak Vineyards & Winery

Click here to visit last year's photo album on Facebook!