June 2 – June 5, 2022

Benefitting Keshet’s Youth Arts Initiatives

Dinner & Auction at the Hotel Andaluz

Saturday, June 4, 2022

6:00 – 10:00 pm
125 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

6:00 – 7:00 pm reception and silent auction
7:00 – 10:00 pm dinner, live auction, libations!

Preview the AMAZING Auction Book here!

Celebrating the optimism of creativity, the promise of Albuquerque’s youth, and the yield of generosity.

Join us for the inaugural ABQ Wine Classic, a signature annual fundraising event benefiting Keshet Dance & Center for the Arts’ Youth Initiatives as well as arts education for Keshet’s partner organizations in the Greater Albuquerque Metro area.

Tickets: $175 each SOLD OUT!

The evening’s extraordinary Italian wines will be paired with an equally spectacular five-course Italian meal, prepared by one of the Southwest’s most popular culinary talents, Marc Quinones, Executive Chef of MÁS.

Menu & Featured Wines: 

Chef Marc Quinones will be preparing a fantastic 5-course meal for us, created and designed to pair beautifully with the evening’s wines; take a peek below!

Compressed Pineapple-Watermelon & Honeydew, Pecorino Crisp, and Speck on Foccacia paired with Vara Sparkling Wine

South African Tristan Lobster Salad paired with Inama “Carnonare” Soave Classico DOC 2018

Hand Rolled Cavatelli Rigate paired with Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco, Martinenga 2017

Whole Roasted Gremolata Crusted Prime Strip Loin paired with Capezzana Villa di Capezzana Carmignano 2017

Blackberry Panna Cotta paired with Cleto Chiarli Centenario Lambrusco Amabile, NV

To make a personal contribution to support this event, click HERE

For any questions, contact wine@KeshetArts.org

Additional Special Events

Additional Special Events for ABQ Wine Classic will take place June 2, 3, and 5.

Thursday, June 2 - Los Poblanos Dinner with Brian Larky (SOLD OUT)

$500 per person

6:00 – 9:00 pm
4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87107

An Italian Wine Dinner Featuring the Piemonte wines of Vietti hosted by Honorary Wine Chair Brian Larry, owner of Dalla Terra, at La Quinta at Los Poblanos.

 Featured Wines

  • Adami Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, “Vigneto Giardino”
  • Vietti Timorraso
  • Vietti Barolo DOCG, Castiglione, 2017
  • Vietti Moscato DOCG, 2021

Friday, June 3 - Dalla Terra Seminar with Brian Larky at VARA

$150 Per Person

3:30 – 4:30 pm
315 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

A tasting of 8 Italian wines from Sicily and Sardegna hosted by Brian Larky of Dalla Terra.

Featured Wines:

  • Surrau Limizzani Vermentino di Gallura DOCG
  • Tascante Buonora Carricante Sicilia DOC
  • LiVeli Askos Verdeca Salento IGT
  • LiVeli TorreRose Negroamaro Rosato Salento IGT
  • Surrau Naracu Cannonau di Sardegna DOC
  • Tascante Ghiaia Nera Nerello Mascalese Etan DOC
  • Tascante Contrade PianoDario Nerello Mascalese Etan DOC
  • LiVeli Askox Susumaniello Salento IGT

Only a handful of tickets remaining!PURCHASE HERE

Friday, June 3 - Champagne Dinner with Tom Wolinski (SOLD OUT)

6:00 – 9:00 pm
13412 Osage Orange Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87111

An intimate Champagne Dinner with Guest Chef Renee Fox hosted by Tom Wolinski and Brian Larky, with a special performance by Keshet.


Sunday, June 5 - Al Fresco BBQ & Wine

$500 Per Person

2:00 – 4:30 pm
12401 Elena Drive NE

Al Fresco Backyard BBQ and Wine with Guest Chef Josh Gerwin of Dr. Field Goods serving BBQ, at the home of Dusti Harvey, featuring stunning Italian wines by Dalla Terra

Featured wines:
Chiarli, Lambrusco del Fondatore, 2020
Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio, Porer 2019
Scaia Rosato, 2021
Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva, 2017

Only a handful of tickets remaining! – PURCHASE HERE


2022 Sponsors


Steering Committee

Tom Wolinski – Chair
Greg O’Byrne – Event Director
Dovya Friedman
Joanie Griffin
Jessie McKeon
Lora Lee Ortiz
Steve Padilla
Cate Stetson
Byron Wall

Wine Committee

Mark Bieniarz
John Emerson
Karen Lynch
Greg O’Byrne
Steve Padilla
Byron Rudolph
Cate Stetson
Dylan Storment
Peter Tannen
Byron Wall
Tom Wolinski
Steve Wray

Sponsorship and Marketing Committee

Lora Lee Ortiz – Chair
Dovya Friedman
Colleen Grathwol
Joanie Griffin
Ana Lopes Arechiga
Greg O’Byrne
Adrian Moore Trask

Non-Wine Auction Committee

Jessie McKeon
Lora Lee Ortiz
Ana Lopes Arechiga
Cate Stetson

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