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6th Annual Cookies for Kids Fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital

It’s that time of year again… Santa’s baker elves are busy baking and we hope you’ll join us for our 6th annual Cookies for Kids. The cookie drive is under way and we are endeavouring to add to previous years’ total contributions of over $45,000 to the BC Children’s Hospital!! That’s a lot of cookies!!

Our friends in the food industry will be donating cookies & baking to fill our Cookie Tins.  This years red holiday tins, which are also donated, will hold a decadent array of goodies from the likes of Au Petit Chavignol, Bishop’s Restaurant, Culinary Capers, Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver, O’Doul’s Restaurant, Pacific Institute Culinary of Arts, Raincity Grill, Toast of the Town Catering & Wild Rice, alongside a jar of Vista D’oro Farms artisanal preserves.

The Cookie Tins are sold for a minimum $50 donation, 100% of which will go directly to B.C. Children’s Hospital. The Cookie Tins will be for sale at our farmgate shop and at Pacific Institute for Culinary Arts on Granville Island, beginning December 9th. We are also taking pre-orders – call 604-514-3539 or email us at info@vistadoro.com.

This time of year we need to be so thankful for healthy kids while remembering how many children and their families spend the holidays in hospital rooms.  We sincerely hope you will join us again in our endeavour to make this Christmas a little sweeter for everyone.

News from the farm at Vista D’Oro

vistaWe usually try and space our newsletters a little better than this, however there is so much going on in such a short amount of time, I thought I’d better send updates sooner rather than later! I promise to try and keep it short and sweet!

We have a few upcoming events and details on our upcoming Cookies for Kids Fundraiser, and on our holiday offerings in the shop.

Time seems to be racing by this year, I truly can’t believe Christmas is in 6 weeks!!  We hope you enjoy this seasons newsletter and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at the farm.

Patrick & Lee

Upcoming Events & Tastings

November 14th – Garden of Earthly Delights Gala – The Cultch www.thecultch.com

November 17th – Gourmet Warehouse Open House & Wine Tasting 6pm – 9pm

November 24th – Vista D’oro Open House 6pm – 9pm – save the date! Invitations going out next week!

November 30th – Les Amis du Fromage  – Wine & Cheese Social & Preserve Tasting 6pm
for tickets and info www.bookstocooks.com

December 3rd – Whole Foods Market – Park Royal – Taste of the Holidays Event –
Preserve Tasting 5pm – 8pm

December 11th – Vista D’oro Winery – Murphy’s Law Blend – Release & Pickup

December 10th, 11th & 12th – Vista D’oro Farms 4th Annual Operation – Cookies for Kids – Pickup

For updated event listings be sure to check our website events page at www.vistadoro.com/events.html

Winery News

We’re bottling today…that’s right ‘Friday, the 13th!’ Our big red blend has, to this point, remained unnamed. We’ve been fighting…er…discussing a fitting moniker, and you guessed it, I won!

Murphy’s Law 2008 will make its’ debut on December 11th. A barrel aged blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah – we hope to re-write that unfortunate law with this one!

As always, we are pleased to offer a trio of Vista D’oro Artisanal Preserves with every case of wine purchased, a $22 value.

Farmgate Shop & Tasting Room  – Holiday Gifts

Due to some ‘not very subtle’ requests, we will be opening Sundays for the month of December only, from 11am until 4pm (this will allow me my one day of sleep-in!). We are still be open on our regular days – Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am until 4pm

We will be open until December 20th and re-opening January 16th.

We have designed beautiful Vista D’oro branded wooden wine crates and holiday gift boxes available in our Holiday Brochure – to suit all budgets and we are also happy to customize for you.

New In Store

The delicious ‘Cure’ line of charcuterie & pates from Chef Belcham (Fuel & Campagnolo).
Thomas Haas – Chocolates, Pate de Fruit, Hot Chocolate & Sparkle Cookies
Vista D’oro Blend Tea -A blend inspired by my favorite tea in Paris  – available next week!!
Holiday Gifts & Treats coming in daily!
Vista D’oro – 4th Annual Operation – Cookies for Kids

Once again, we hope you’ll join us for our 4th Annual Operation – Cookies for Kids Fundraiser. Last year we surpassed our goal again and raised $15,000 for BC Children’s Hospital, bringing our total raised to over $30,000 in the last three years.

Once again Vista D’oro Farms is calling on all Santa’s Baker Elves to bake a few extra cookies for our 4th Annual ‘Operation – Cookies for Kids’.  Our friends in the food industry will be donating cookies & baking to fill our Cookie Tins, also included in each tin is a jar of Vista D’oro Artisanal Preserves.

The Cookie Tins are sold for a minimum $50 donation, 100% of which will go directly to B.C. Children’s Hospital. The Cookie Tins will be for sale at our farmgate shop on December 10th, 11th & 12th. We recommend pre-ordering your tins, as they sell out quickly  – call 604-514-3539 or email us at info@vistadoro.com to book your cookies!

This time of year we need to be so thankful for healthy kids while remembering how many children and their families spend the holidays in hospital rooms.  We sincerely hope you will join us again in our endeavour to make this Christmas a little sweeter for everyone.