WineFest 2020: Cabbyshack

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Tampa Theatre is teeing up for its biggest fundraiser of the year, hoping to hit a hole in one with WineFest 2020: Cabbyshack, presented by The Bank of Tampa, on February 7 and 8.

CLICK HERE to page through the WineFest 2020 Program

  • On Friday, Feb. 7, the Theatre’s historic stage will be expanded to seat more than 275 for the elegant Wine Pairing. The multi-course menu, created and catered by Mise en Place Chef Marty Blitz, will feature delectable small plates expertly paired with exquisite wines.

CLICK HERE to see the Menu

  • Tickets are $275 for individuals and $500 for a pair. (SOLD OUT)
  • On Saturday, Feb. 8, a two-tiered Wine Tasting from 7:00-10:00pm invites you to taste dozens of boutique wines and sample favorite fare from Tampa’s top independent restaurants. You’ll also have the opportunity to bid on premium silent auction items representing Bay area retailers, restaurants, services and attractions.
    • The Premium Tasting starts at 7:00pm and features exclusive wines for a limited audience. (SOLD OUT)
    • Grand Tasting ticket holders gain entry at 8:00pm, and tickets are $65 ($55 for Members) (SOLD OUT)

Participating Wine Tasting Wineries include:

  • Ancient Peaks Winery
  • Aspirations Winery
  • Attems
  • Avalon Winery
  • Belle Glos
  • Bern’s Steak House Wines
  • Bisol Wines
  • Boen Wines
  • Brewer-Cllifton
  • Chamisal Vineyards
  • Cuvee Sauvage
  • Dominio de Punctum
  • Double Canyon Vineyard
  • Elouan Wines
  • Four Vines
  • Francois Chidaine Winery
  • Hess Collection
  • Malene Wines
  • Marof
  • Michael David Wines
  • Michael Mondavi Wines
  • Pablo Claro Wine
  • Pine Ridge Vineyards
  • Poggio Al Tufo
  • Quilt Wines
  • Scattered Peaks
  • Unshackled Wines
  • Winery Kozlovic
  • Yangara Estate Vineyard

Participating Wine Tasting Restaurants include:

  • Ava
  • Bavaro’s
  • The Barterhouse
  • The C House
  • Cask
  • Catch Twenty Three
  • Catrina’s Tacos and Tequila
  • Cru Cellars
  • District Tavern
  • Ella’s
  • Gen X Tavern
  • Livy O’s Catering
  • Mole y Abuela
  • Osteria
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Psomi
  • Renzo’s

And though the theme may be silly, WineFest’s purpose is most serious: now in its 18th year, WineFest is the landmark theatre’s biggest annual fundraiser. Event chair James Douglass notes that the nonprofit Tampa Theatre, which was saved from demolition in the mid-‘70s, is “a Cinderella story. Outta nowhere.”

“Now, it takes money – like, Al Czervik money – to support the 93-year-old movie palace’s ongoing restoration and community programming,” Douglass says. “We don’t need total consciousness… we need cash. But we’re one of the world’s most beautifully preserved major motion picture palaces, so we’ve got that goin’ for us, which is nice.”

Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite character or come in a Caddyshack-inspired costumes.

Cabbyshack is presented by The Bank of Tampa.

The Wine Pairing is sponsored by APG Electric, Bank of America, Brown & Brown Insurance, Grown Man Brand, HCP & Associates, Mise en Place, Phelps Dunbar, Quarles & Brady, Craig Federer – Vantage Point Advisors of Raymond James, Shankman Leone, P.A., TECO and Tito’s Vodka, with support from Frank & Amy, Elizabeth & Chuck Harris, Nancy & Mark Hutson, Anne & Drew Pittman, Stephanie & Rhett Simpson, Southwest Airlines, and Hermann & Margaret Wittje. Additional support provided by Charlie and Julie Britton, SSG Management LLC, and John Wolfe II.

The Wine Tasting is sponsored by Mosaic, Newgentek, Bayside Custom Golf Carts, Mutual of Omaha Bank, PAR, Inc., Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, Southwest Airlines, and Tito’s Vodka, with support from AgileThought, Bailey Family Foundation, Beach Community Bank, Creative Contractors, Deirdre and Paul Dixon, eNox Media, Hill Ward Henderson, Lincoln Center – Westshore, Power Design, Inc., Prida, Guida & Perez, P.A., Sivyer, Barlow & Watson, P.A., Smith & Associates Real Estate, Stanton Cronin Law Group, P.L.,  University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business, and UnitedHealthcare.

In-kind support provided by A Chair Affair, Chameleon Custom Solutions, and Florida Furniture Rental. Media support provided by eNox Media, Tampa Bay Times, tbt*, Tampa Bay METRO Magazine, Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, and Tampa Bay Date Night Guide.

For event and Wine Pairing Table sponsorship information, contact Maggie Webber at