Vine & Dine Today’s Youth Matter

Goals of Today’s Youth Matter

Sending Kids to Camp All programs at Today’s Youth Matter aim to build strong, long-term bonds with children and achieve the following objectives:

  • Promote healing and hope for children who have endured unbearable hardships
  • Develop self-reliance as a tool for independence and success
  • Increase self-esteem and understanding of child’s personal view and self worth
  • Develop the aptitude to go beyond self-imposed limitations
  • Increase child’s trust, appreciation and sensitivity to others
  • Develop communication, problem-solving and decision making skills
  • Develop the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Foster the change of habitual unproductive behaviors to new, productive patterns
  • Improve school attendance and behavior
  • Encourage involvement in school sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Encourage recognition of faith as a constant source of strength and stability

Today’s Youth Matter Learn more about Today’s Youth Matter.

Vine & Dine Past Participants

Vine & Dine 2007 Wineries

Watch these winemakers; they are the up-and-coming stars of the wine world. Many of them are oversubscribed and only sell to those lucky enough to be on their mailing lists.

By attending the event, Vine & Dine guests have the opportunity to get on these exclusive lists before they fill up, and we suggest that guests sign up for the mailing lists of the wineries they enjoy.

Event Chair

As the co-founder and organizer of nine previous Vine & Dine events, Rex Dwyer uses his love of wine and his connections in the wine industry to raise money for local philanthropic causes.

Event Committee

  • Anna Alioto
  • CJ Glynn
  • Bryan Kane
  • David King
  • Mary Kim Koch
  • Ron Mattson
  • Marilyn Siden
  • Lisa Sonsini
  • Mark Sutherland
  • Barry Tonge
  • Bruce Zeiser


The chef for Vine & Dine has been Cynthia Bloebaum, a private caterer and chef for wine-themed events, as well as a published food writer. Chef Cynthia has been in the restaurant business for more than 20 years and is assisted by David and Michelle King on wine & food matches the events.