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  • Writer's pictureJose Martinez


Consider the countdown to the 35th Annual "A Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters" as officially on! This year's celebration will take place on Saturday, May 18 from 5:30pm to 10pm at the iconic Midwest Street Backlot on the Warner Bros Backlot in Burbank. The event promises to be a culinary extravaganza and is set to attract approximately 1,200 wine and food enthusiasts, all coming together to support Cystic Fibrosis research and care.

The event proudly announces Glenn Salva, Estate Director for Antinori Napa Valley, and Sam Marvin, Chef & CEO of Echo & Rig Steakhouse in Sacramento and Las Vegas, as this year's Honorary Co-Chairmen. Their commitment to this cause adds a distinctive touch to an already illustrious event.

A Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters has earned its place as a WINE SPECTATOR "Top 10 Charity Wine Auction" and a BizBash Top 100 Event. The evening will showcase the talents of 55 celebrated chefs and restaurateurs alongside 75 award-winning wineries and winemakers. With local Angeleno’s and guests from across the county in attendance, this year’s event promises to be an unforgettable experience for all.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the legendary auction with over 600 silent and live auction items, featuring rare wines, unique experiences, and exclusive items. The event's auction is a testament to the generosity and support of the community in making a tangible difference in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.

Anticipated net proceeds of $1,500,000 will contribute to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's crucial research and care programs. Over the past 34 years, this event has raised an astounding $36 million, playing a pivotal role in transforming the median age of a CF patient from 12 years old to 56.

"We cannot express enough our gratitude for the unwavering support we've received over the past 34 years from some of the world’s most prominent wineries, winemakers, chefs, and restaurants," said Olivia Younan, Development Director of Cystic Fibrosis Southern California Chapter. "As we celebrate our thirty fifth anniversary, we extend an invitation to everyone to join us for this special occasion and make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by Cystic Fibrosis."

Mark your calendars and come be part of the 35th Annual "A Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters!"


The 35th Annual "A Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters” will take place on Saturday, May 18 on the Warner Bros. backlot. This is a 21+ event. VIP Guests can enter at 5pm and General Admission will be from 5:30pm to 10pm. Tickets are on sale now.


Photo Credits:  Courtesy of California Winemasters


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