The BVI Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation Ltd has announced that the 2010 Virgin Islands Winemakers Dinners will be held December 1-7. This year’s event will feature seven gourmet 5-course dinners and 7 delicious 3-course luncheons at a collection of special venues throughout the BVI. Each of the 2010 dinners will feature 5 gourmet courses with each course prepared by a master chef and paired with two wines poured by award winning winemakers.

Net proceeds of the Dinners will be distributed to YEP (Youth Empowerment Project); the Food & Beverage Management Program at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College; Sailability BVI; BVI Special Olympics and the swimming pool project of Virgin Gorda Charitable Company Ltd.

This year’s Winemakers Dinners include new partnerships with the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town, the Rotary Club of Road Town, the Food & Beverage Management Program at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College and YEP (Youth Empowerment Project). The members of these two Rotary Clubs in the BVI will be selling a limited number of tickets to the seven Winemakers Luncheons at $50 per ticket with 80% of the proceeds of each such ticket sale benefitting the member’s Rotary Club.

Chef Vikram Garg from Halekulani Resort in Waikiki, Hawaii will remain as the Founding Executive Chef, and collaborate with Chef Alexander Yates from The Restaurant at Leverick Bay. Yates will serve as the Executive Chef of the 2010 Virgin Islands Winemakers Dinners. Wine and food pairings will be made by Richard Grosche, wine journalist from German wine magazine.

Earlier events have been sold out, so plan ahead to attend this successful community charitable event.