Open Up Your Heart Fundraiser, Cucci Ristorante,Bronte, Oakville.

Cheers to a healthy heart! Open Up Your Heart Wine Tasting Dinner.The Wine Ladies TV

With Owner Doug Grecco of Cucci Restaurant, Oakville.

With Owner Doug Grecco of Cucci Ristorante, Oakville.

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Cheers, to happiness and great health, particularly HEART health, Which brings us to the focus of this week’s show. Coming up on February 17th, we will be hosting our “Open Up Your Heart” Wine Tasting Dinner, fundraiser in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. It’s going to be a fabulous evening featuring 3 incredible winemakers. All there to present their wines and pair with the food, wonderful wines of course, to enjoy, a jazz trio and much more. It is a cause that we hold dear to our hearts. Our Mum passed away in October of 2009 due to stroke and it is our goal to sell as many ticket as we can!

Joining us this week, one of the esteemed winemakers who will be presenting at the event, Dianne Smith, from Green Lane Estate Winery, Niagara’s newest winery.

Dianne is committed to putting Green Lane on the map, with her passion for creating wines through biodynamic practices, producing wines with unique flavour profiles. Also with us, Executive Chef Extraordinaire… from the beautifully appointed Cucci Ristorante in Oakville, Gordon Goss. Both Diane and Gordon have brought along a few samples as well as their unique passions and talents for their selected crafts  If you missed last week’s TV show not a problem, watch The Wine Ladies TV podcasts and archived shows on The Wine Ladies TV Show and,

Open up your heart….in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario….with The Wine Ladies Wine Tasting Dinner.

Space is limited so order your tickets today either online here or call The Wine Ladies 905-338-6797.

Just $125.00 (includes all taxes and gratuities) Every guest receives a loot bag with over $150.00 in gifts. Join us for a fabulous evening of fine wines paired with exquisite food and great entertainment. Get to know the face behind award winning wine labels as select winemakers guide you through the individual wine and food pairings. The Wine Ladies TV cameras will be there welcoming you on the red carpet and capturing the magic and special moments of this sparkling night. Walk away with your loot bag as a sweet memory of the evening. Our silent auction table will be abundant with an assortment of incredible prizes, featuring something for everyone. February is Heart Month, open yours and embrace all this fabulous evening has to offer.

A special thank-you to our Silver Sponsors Fortunes Jewellers, O’Connor Macleod Hanna LLP and Bronze Sponsors Jason Greenlees and Dr. Richard Casey of as well as Rob Dundas our media sponsor at Oakville Voice.

Meet the winemakers.

Dianne Smith, winemaker from GreenLane Winery, the newest kid on the block in the Niagara region. With a passion for producing wines through biodynamic and organic practices, Dianne is committed to putting GreenLane on the map in Niagara by creating more environmentally sustainable vineyard practices resulting in the production of unique flavour profile wines for GreenLane Estate Winery. Nestled in the 20 Valley area of the acclaimed wine-growing region of the Niagara Peninsula, GreenLane Estate Winery sits on 22 acres of prime vineyard land and offers wine lovers a genuine Niagara winery experience. Dedicated to producing some of the region’s finest hand harvested wines from our mature vines dating from 1990, GreenLane Estate Winery embraces the art of winemaking through intensive personal methods resulting in the creation of higher quality wines with exceptional flavour and texture profiles. GreenLane produces two unique distinct brands including our flagship brand, GreenLane Estate Winery wine and GREETINGS, which combines grapes from our vineyard with sourced premium Ontario-grown grapes. From vineyard tours and private tastings to shopping in our contemporary wine boutique, GreenLane Estate Winery is committed to making your visit a truly memorable one.

The Venue, Cucci Ristorante .FRESH. FUN. CHIC. UNIQUE.

Our evening takes place in the beautifully appointed and intimate Cucci Ristorante located in the Bronte area of Oakville. Recognized as one of the most popular dining spots in the area, proprietor Doug Greco makes everyone feel immediately comfortable and welcomed. Look forward to enjoying a sumptuous four course meal created by Executive Chef extraordinaire, Gordon Goss.  Awesome entertainment throughout the evening Hold on to your seats. This girl can sing! You’re in for a night of Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Soul, and R and B all performed with uncompromising excellence. Mary interprets each tune in her special way. You’ll definitely swing to the Mary McKay trio.

Loot bags for all guests! Valued over $150.00 each

Each guest will receive a fabulous red loot bag valued over $150.00 in gifts and surprises; including the CD ‘Michael’ featuring the hit single ‘Hold My Hand’ from Sony Music.


A one year subscription (VALUE $35.00) to Wine Access, Canada’s wine magazine with over 125 plus wine reviews in every issue written by the country’s most celebrated wine critics!  The seductive new fragrance from Coty, GUESS SEDUCTIVE eau de toilette (50ml)VALUE:$69.00 PER BOTTLE. The enticing scent evokes femininity, confidence and a seductive charm with notes of bergamot, sambac, jasmine and cashmere wood combined to create an irresistible scent that melts perfectly onto the skin.  Move over cheese! Each guest receives an 8 oz of BRIX chocolate (VALUE:$14.00 PER CHOCOLATE) ,the first line of chocolates specially blended to complement wine. Brix comes in three varieties to enhance the nuances found in great wines. It is packed in 8 oz bricks meant to be fractured like a hard cheese. BRIX Chocolate was recently featured in the LCBO Food & Drink Magazine Winter edition (page 15)  Keep it cool with the goCool bag to keep your wine cool and dry, no need to add ice or water. Graciously donated by RAVI Solutions. All guests receive one. Available in 4 colours.

Silent Auction table filled to the brim!

The Wine Ladies Wine Tasting Dinner for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario., Gift Bags.

The Wine Ladies Wine Tasting Dinner for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario., Gift Bags.

Incredible and unique items.

Ridolfi shirts are legendary. Being one of the handful of true master tailors in existence today, one who can design, cut, create assembly techniques, and personally sew the shirt together, attention to detail and ability to achieve perfection is unparalleled. No where will you find such total dedication to elegance than within the Ridolfi products. Value: $300.00.  Stunning fashions by Silkeborg. A charming boutique with two locations in the heart of down town Oakville and Niagara-On-The-Lake,Silkeborg is a delicious blend of hard-to-find labels and emerging designers that is the perfect treat for every woman with a craving for fashion. A gift certificate valued at $250.00 available to bid on.

 Bead 4 Health designed by Nikki Clarke, is Natutrally Yours . All the accessories are hand made from nature’s materials; wood, semi-precious stones, magnets, glass, pearls, shells, straws and feathers and more. Own a stunning original piece by this talented artist valued at over $200.00

Bead 4 Health designed by Nikki Clarke, is Natutrally Yours . All the accessories are hand made from nature’s materials; wood, semi-precious stones, magnets, glass, pearls, shells, straws and feathers and more. Own a stunning original piece by this talented artist valued at over $200.00

 A stunning painting valued at $600.00 graciously donated by ENCHANTED DECOR could be yours’! Enchanted Decor takes pride in enhancing and creating suitable surroundings for families and corporate, with all the trimmings, drawing from hand-selected and one-of-a-kind decorative accessories.

The perfect gift for your wine lover, the VINTURI Wine Aerator.

If you’re looking for a sleek looking, quick and easy, affordable and portable wine decanter your search is over. The VINTURI Essential Wine Aerator is all of that and more. Perfect for decanting just one glass if that’s your pleasure! Bring your VINTURI to restaurants, dinner parties, a girls night out and more.  Relish the beauty of the Harmony Phi Pendant designed and generously donated by 3 time Debeers Diamond Today Award winner and the 2010 Canadian Excellence in Design, Michael daCosta of Fortunes Fine Jewellers of Toronto. Taking inspiration by the beauty of nature, Harmony Phi is based on the Golden Ratio and spirals of PHI. This is just one of many unique and wonderful gifts to be available for the silent auction.

Unleash that sexy, confident, beautiful, woman inside of you!

Aradia Fitness, Oakville, a pole dancing and fitness company. It offers regular ladies a fun and safe alternative form of fitness. Bid on an one hour studio Girls Night Out Party for you and your friends, located on Kerr Street in Oakville featuring chair Chair/Burlesque Dancing, Pole Dancing For Fitness. Don’t forget to bring the wine! Value: $300.00.  This and much more throughout the evening and all for a great cause, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

Some Important Facts about Heart and Stroke

* Heart disease and stroke is responsible for one out of three deaths per year

* Every 7 minutes, someone dies from heart disease or stroke

* Every 10 minutes, someone dies or is disabled by stroke, and if we can’t support further research and reduce prevalence, in 10 years this could be every five minutes

* Heart disease and stroke are extremely serious, complex and frequently fatal diseases

* Survivors often require the most advanced care available

* Heart disease and stroke have a greater impact on Canadians’ health than all other diseases combined – including cancer

* Almost 1 in 5 Canadians over the age of 65 are living with some form of heart disease of stroke

* 300,000 people in Canada are living with the effects of stroke and this number is predicted to increase significantly with our aging population

* Heart disease and stroke costs the Canadian economy over $22.2 billion a year including direct healthcare costs, as well as indirect economic costs related to disability and death

* The rates are on the decline and has been since 1951 though the amount of cases are going up because we have a larger population and people who are living longer.

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