Tri-Valley winegrowers raised more than $200,000 for local childrens' charities with the 2009 annual dinner and auction. There were 250 people in attendance, and a four-way tie for highest bid of the evening when $5,000 was paid for each of the following live auction lots:
* Cuda Ridge Portuguese Clam Bake in the Vines
* Create Your Own Taste Experience with Tamas Estates
* Darcie Kent Commissioned Painting
The beneficiaries of the auction were the Oakland East Bay Symphony, ValleyCare Foundation, Children’s Skin Disease Foundation, and Kaleidoscope After-School Program—Easter Seals Bay Area.