Catholic Charities Transforms Lives with its 15th Annual Festival d’Vine
October 12, 2018 • Diocese of St. Augustine

Catholic Charities is hosting its 15th Annual Festival d’Vine on Friday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Treaty Oak Park in San Marco (1123 Prudential Drive). The always-popular event serves as a primary fundraiser for the Catholic Charities Jacksonville Regional Office of the Diocese of St. Augustine, with all proceeds going toward the agency’s six major programs.

Photo credit: St. Augustine Catholic/Woody Huband

This year’s evening of food and drink will feature more than 100 varieties of wine from around the world, delicious food from 20 popular area restaurants and tastings from a selection of Jacksonville-based craft breweries.

“We’re grateful for the continued support of many local organizations, sponsors and guests,” said Lauren Weedon Hopkins, regional director for Catholic Charities Jacksonville. “The success of this event enables us to help the most vulnerable people in our community.”

This year, Festival d’Vine continues its legacy as one of the best “not-to-be-missed events” in our community with delicious offerings from III Forks, bb’s, Indochine, Bono’s BBQ, Blackfinn Ameripub, The Bearded Pig, MOJO BBQ, Southern Grounds & Co., Brio Tuscan Grille and more. A full list of participating vendors and sponsors is available on the Catholic Charities website at

Photo credit: St. Augustine Catholic/Woody Huband

Catholic Charities is an accredited nonprofit agency with six programs – Emergency Assistance, Food Assistance, Workforce Development, Immigration Legal Services, Refugee Resettlement, and Camp I Am Special. Last year, Catholic Charities assisted more than 16,700 individuals with food, financial assistance with JEA bills, rent, and mortgage, immigration legal assistance, a camp for adults, teens, and children with different intellectual, physical, social and emotional abilities and more.

“The goal of Festival d’Vine is not only to bring our community together for a delicious and fun event,” said Hopkins, “it’s to continue to keep families safe and secure in their homes, to provide food to those who are hungry, to help our neighbors find gainful employment and so much more.”

Tickets are available on the Catholic Charities Jacksonville website for $100. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available from $500 to $10,000.

For more details, visit or call Nicola Barnack at (904) 899-5505.