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.



Wednesday, March 15 SEE PHOTOS!

FINE WINE TASTING

An evening of unparalleled wine and food pairings, showcasing wines from around the globe and culinary treats from South Florida’s top dining spots, in the lush gardens of Shops at Merrick Park.

Shops at Merrick Park



Sunday, March 26 SEE PHOTOS!

AUCTION & BUBBLY BRUNCH

A brunch featuring fan favorites from the 50 Eggs Inc. family of restaurants – Yardbird and Swine – wines, spirits and a lively auction of one-of-a-kind experiences.

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami





Friday, January 27 SEE PHOTOS!

INTERACTIVE DINNER

Jeremy Ford, winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef” season 13, and chef de cuisine at The Miami Beach EDITION'S Matador Room by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, guided 700 guests thru a three-course meal with Johnson & Wales University students serving as sous chefs.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami



Thursday, February 9 SEE PHOTOS!

CRAFT BEER TASTING

One of our most popular events, featured top-notch local, regional and national craft breweries complimented by delicious bites from dozens of South Florida restaurants with the artsy, mural-adorned, Wynwood Walls as the backdrop.

Wynwood Walls

Appearance at Marlins Park to benefit United Way of Miami-Dade

MIAMI (March 12, 2014) – Kristin Chenoweth, the Tony and Emmy award-winning star of Wicked, TV's The West Wing, Pushing Daisies and Glee, will perform live during the final night of VeritageMiami. The closing event, Dinner on the Diamond, takes place on Saturday, April 12 on the infield at Marlins Park beginning at 6:30 pm. Chenoweth will lead the "seventh inning stretch" where she will perform a selection of her most memorable songs and Broadway show tunes. Presented by City National Bank, the four-day celebration of food, wine and philanthropy benefits United Way of Miami-Dade.

 

Perhaps best known for originating the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked on Broadway, for which she received a Tony Award nomination, Chenoweth has transitioned effortlessly between stage, television and film throughout her accomplished career. She received rave reviews while starring in the ABC series Pushing Daisies, where she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Chenoweth was also nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People's Choice Award for her guest role on Fox's comedy Glee. Chenoweth starred as Annabeth Schott on the hit drama The West Wing. Chenoweth is godmother of Royal Caribbean International's newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, which debuts in the fall of 2014.

"We are honored to have a world-class entertainer of Kristen Chenoweth's stature as part of our VeritageMiami festivities," said Richard D. Fain, His Royal Corkscrew of VeritageMiami. "VeritageMiami is about offering our guests unique and memorable experiences and I believe having dinner on the infield of Marlins Park, while listening to the extraordinarily talented Kristen Chenoweth perform, will make for a one-of-a-kind evening."

Dinner on the Diamond begins with the "Warm-Up" – a silent auction in the Marlins Park Skyline Terrace. Guests will be able to bid on a number of incredible items while enjoying champagne and hors d'oeuvres. After the reception, guests will take the field where dinner and the live auction await on the diamond. After a number of home run auction items are sold, Kristin Chenoweth will step up to the mound to lead the "seventh inning stretch" – singing some of her most memorable songs and Broadway hits. After a few more innings of eating, sipping and bidding, the live auction will come to a close with a laser light show fit for the major leagues, but the night doesn't stop there. Guests are invited to a grand slam of an after-party at the Clevelander where they will find an array of dessert bites, Bacardi cocktails, and a magical guest. Lights go out at 11:30 pm.

As of March 20, VeritageMiami sponsors include:  Presenting sponsor City National Bank at the Grand Cru level; American Airlines and Marlins Park at the Vintner level; Bacardi USA, Bank of America, Carnival Foundation, Celebrity Cruises, Global Resources Registry, Greenberg Traurig and Village of Merrick Park at the Cellar Master level; BB&T, CBIZ, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Johnson & Wales University, Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Ryder System and World of Wine Guide at the Cooper level; Baptist Health South Florida, Cisco Systems, Deloitte Services, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Ernst & Young, The Fairholme Foundation, Insight Direct USA, InterContinental Miami, JPMorgan Chase, LNR Property, Nestle Waters North America, Northern Trust Corporation, Noven Pharmaceuticals, World Fuel Services and Wynwood Walls at the Sommelier level. Media sponsors include: Chat Chow TV, Gables Magazine & CoralGablesRestaurants.com, INDULGE, Miami Herald Media Company, WTVJ NBC 6, Wine Spectator and WLRN.

VeritageMiami brings together more than 4,000 wine and food lovers for four days of culinary indulgence. This year's lineup begins on Wednesday, April 9, with a Craft Beer Tasting at Wynwood Walls, includes a Fine Wine Tasting at the Village of Merrick Park on April 10, followed by the popular Interactive Dinner at the InterContinental Miami on April 11, and the final inning is an Auction & Wine Dinner on the Diamond at Marlins Park on Saturday, April 12. Since its inception, VeritageMiami has raised more than $12 million for the community.  All proceeds support United Way of Miami-Dade's work in education, financial stability and health.

About United Way of Miami-Dade
For 90 years, United Way of Miami-Dade has been an innovative force in the community with a long and successful track record of responding to emerging needs and transforming people's lives. Today our work is focused on education, financial stability and health – the building blocks for a good life. We invest in quality programs, advocate for better policies, engage people in the community and generate resources. To learn more, give, advocate or volunteer, visit unitedwaymiami.org, facebook.com/UnitedWayMiami or twitter.com/UnitedWayMiami

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