Museum of Wisconsin Art Presents Vintage 2018 | Pedals, Plates & Pours 

Biennial signature fundraiser event to feature fine art, Wisconsin chefs, and world-class vinters

May 21, 2018
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WEST BEND, Wis. (May 21, 2018): The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) will host its biennial signature fundraiser event, Vintage, on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Vintage is a premier wine experience that includes tastings from world-class vintners, exceptional food pairings from leading chefs, an exclusive auction of rare wine and contemporary art, and much more. Proceeds of the event support museum operations and arts education.

“Vintage is an exquisite evening where fine art, wine, and food intersect in the most delectable ways,” said MOWA Executive Director and CEO Laurie Winters. “Over the past five years, MOWA has worked to present signature fundraiser events that are both fantastically experiential and supportive of the museum’s mission.”

Vintage takes place amidst the best of Wisconsin art, which informs the evening’s theme and style. Attendees are invited to take a ride through the galleries and explore Joy Ride: Designing Trek, a special exhibition showcasing Waterloo-based Trek Bicycle. A contemporary art auction will include works by Wisconsin artists Tom Bamberger, Craig Blietz, Beth Lipman, Wence and Sandra Martinez, Fred Stonehouse, and more.

Kyle Cherek, host of the Emmy Award-winning television series Wisconsin Foodie, will be the concierge for the evening. Cherek will work in advance of the event with Wisconsin chefs to pair small dishes to select wines. There will be over 50 wines available to taste from world-class vintners from Napa Valley to Italy. A wine auction will include over 70 rare bottles of wine and wine experiences.

Vintage 2018 Chefs:
Alfonso Torres, La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, New York City
Hadley Shully, Shully’s Cuisine and Events, Thiensville
Luke Zahm, The Driftless Café, Viroqua
Dan Fox, The Heritage Tavern, Madison
Dan Jacobs, Dan Dan and EsterEv, Milwaukee
Jarvis Williams, Carnevor, Milwaukee
Kady Gibowski, Bibinger’s and a new location coming September 2018, West Bend

Vintage 2018 Vintners:
Taittinger, France Domaine Laroche, France
Elvio Cogno, Italy
The Hess Collection, Napa Valley
Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Napa Valley
Robert Biale Vineyards, Napa Valley
Trentadue | Miro Cellars, Sonoma County
Stone’s Throw Winery, Door County
Frank Family Vineyards, Napa Valley
Stringer Cellars, West Bend

Tickets to Vintage are $150 each and can be reserved online at
Presenting sponsors include West Bend Mutual Insurance Company and Cynthia and Tom LaConte.

Vintage 2018
Saturday, July 14 | 6:00–10:00 Reservations can be made online at

Sponsorship opportunities are available and offer a range of worthwhile recognition and marketing options.
Contact 262.247.2262 or for more information.

Press Access
Media may submit a proposal for exclusive press access to the fundraising event. There will be opportunities for VIP interviews, photography and videography. For more information or to request a press pass, reach out to Jessica Wildes at 262-247-2266 or

Vintage 2018 Chairs
Mary and Tim Galante
Cynthia and Tom LaConte
Andrea and Jim Schloemer
Irene and Walt Skipper
Dwanyell and Derek Tyus

Vintage 2018 Committee
John Dedrick, Wendy Heather, Prudence Pick Hway, Laurie Kirsch, Lisa Moore, Beth Ramsthal, Tim Stein, Jeff Szukalski, Victoria Vonier, Carl Wegner, Laurie Winters, and Barb Pfeifer Woog.
Jessica Wildes, Director of Communications and Marketing, 262.247.2266