With returning presenting sponsor City National Bank and event chairs June and W. Allen Morris

VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, will serve up five days of world-class culinary indulgence, beginning with a Spring Edition wine and food interactive experience on March 11, 2016, at JW Marriott Marquis Miami.  The rest of the culinary fun will be had during the fall’s Late Harvest.

W. Allen Morris of The Allen Morris Company is once again the VeritageMiami chair, dubbed the Marquis du Vin, alongside his wife, June Morris, the Marquesa du Vin.  Spring Edition co-chairs include: Lisa and Victor Mendelson, Lea and Craig Rasile, and Jo and John Sumberg.

With proceeds benefiting United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education, the one-night Spring Edition Interactive Dinner at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami features an exciting lineup of local chefs, from INDULGE magazine's annual food edition: Alex Chang of Vagabond Restaurant & Bar, Justin Flit of Proof Pizza & Pasta, Bradley Kilgore of Alter, Brian Nasajon of Beaker & Gray, Julia Ning of Phuc Yea and Nicole Votano of Dirt.  The chefs will guide more than 600 energetic guests sporting cooking aprons and toques, as they prepare a three-course meal.  Guests will have the help of talented Johnson & Wales University students who will serve as sous chefs.  Wine Spectator Magazine will curate specially selected wines to pair with each course.

For VeritageMiami Late Harvest, expect four days of upscale wine and food wonder with craft beers, fine wines, culinary treats, celebrity chefs, one-of-a-kind auction experiences and spirited bidding.  Late Harvest will be held October 5 – 9, 2016, at Wynwood Walls, Village of Merrick Park, JW Marriott Marquis Miami and The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.  Since its inception, VeritageMiami has raised more than $12 million for the community.

Joining City National Bank as Spring Edition sponsors are: Bank of America, Bilzin Sumberg, Carnival Foundation, Cherry Bekaert LLP and Deloitte at the Chardonnay level; and, LNR and Ryder System at the Rose level.  Spring Edition Patrons include: Linda and Michael Bittel, Annelies and Jossy Da Costa Gomez, Colleen and Richard Fain, Nelly and Miguel Farra, Melinda and Jorge Gonzalez, Lisa and Victor Mendelson, Jeffrey Miller, Lea and Craig Rasile.

Joining City National Bank as Late Harvest sponsors are: Bank of America, Carnival Foundation and Greenberg Traurig at the Cellar Master level; Deloitte and Ryder System at the Cooper level; and Bilzin Sumberg and Covanta Dade Renewable Energy LLC at the Sommelier level.  Trustees include: Linda and Michael Bittel, Annelies and Jossy Da Costa Gomez, Colleen and Richard Fain, Nelly and Miguel Farra, Melinda and Jorge Gonzalez, Lisa and Victor Mendelson, Carlos Migoya, Jeffrey Miller and Richard Yulman.

Roar Media is the digital sponsor and Miami Herald Media Company is the media sponsor for both VeritageMiami Spring Edition and Late Harvest.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.veritagemiami.com.  For sponsorship opportunities contact Mercedes Garcia at 305.646.7029 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About VeritageMiami 

The annual VeritageMiami brings together wine, spirits, beer and food lovers, as well as top sommeliers, notable chefs, prestigious wineries and winemakers, breweries and impressive auction lots, all to benefit the South Florida community. Celebrating its 21st year, VeritageMiami is uncorking some added cheer, serving up five days of world-class culinary indulgence.  Events begin with Spring Edition, a one-night Interactive Dinner in March and concludes with four days of Late Harvest in October.  VeritageMiami benefits United Way of Miami-Dade, supporting programs in our community that are focused on improving education, financial stability and health – the building blocks for a good life.  For more information, visit www.VeritageMiami.com, www.facebook.com/VeritageMiami, www.Twitter.com/VeritageMiami and www.instagram.com/VeritageMiami.

About City National Bank 

Headquartered in Miami, City National Bank (CNB) is the financial institution to which Floridians have turned for more than 65 years. With more than $6 billion in assets, CNB is one of the largest financial institutions based in the state.  In September of 2015, Banco de Credito e Inversiones completed the acquisition of CNB, representing the largest single investment ever by a Chilean company in the United States.  The bank remains a South Florida-based community bank with local decision making. City National Bank is one of the most liquid and best capitalized banks in Florida and is rated 5 stars "Superior" by BauerFinancial. CNB was voted Best Community Bank, Best Business Bank, Best Bank for Commercial Real Estate, Best Bank for Jumbo Loans and Best Private Bank by the readers of the Daily Business Review for the past four years. The South Florida Business Journal named it Business of the Year in 2013 and Community Bank of the Year in 2013 and 2011. CNB offers a diversified portfolio of financial products and services at 26 convenient banking centers from Miami-Dade County to the greater Orlando area.