The celebration of "Open that Bottle Night" on the last Saturday in February is recognized by wine-lovers all over the world, thanks to the former editors of the Wall Street Journal's "Tastings" column, Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher, who coined the term and created the event.
Supporters of Project Self-Sufficiency gather annually at The Hudson Farm Club to toast their support of the agency's accomplishments on behalf of low-income families in northwestern New Jersey.
The evening has become one of the agency's premier fundraising events.
The menu for "Open that Bottle Night" features a sumptuous five-course meal suitable for the festive occasion, complete with a wine paired specifically for each course.
Sponsorship packages are offered at a variety of levels, ranging from “Reserve” to “Oenophile.”
The Hudson Farm Club is a 3,000 acre hunting preserve which was originally owned by railroad magnate John P. McRoy, who operated a dairy farm on the property. The farm features a twenty-room estate house designed by New York architect Clarence Curter. In 1920 the property was donated to The Hudson Guild, a charitable organization located in New York City. The property was purchased by a private owner in 1997 and the home has been carefully restored to reflect the original design.
To purchase tickets for "Open that Bottle Night" or to find out more information about the event, call 973-940-3500.