6th Annual Taste Of Our Towne

Taste Of Our Towne:
A Premiere Culinary Arts & Wine Tasting Event

  • The 6th annual Taste of Our Towne, a benefit for Poway OnStage, took place Saturday, June 17th at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA). The event was attended by over 275 locals who drank wine from nearby vineyards, ate local food and quaffed craft beer on the PCPA plaza on the early summer night.

    At the start of the festivities Poway Mayor Steve Vaus read his proclamation to the assembled crowd declaring Saturday, June 17th to be Poway OnStage Day.

    Actors from the recent children's production of Treasure Island performed a song from the show.

    Ticket sales, the silent and live auction items, including a South African safari, along with other donations raised over $45,000 to support Poway OnStage's Professional Performance Series and Arts in Education Initiative.

    The Kicks band provided the live musical entertainment playing recent party hits into the early evening.

Special Thanks 

To our businesses and individuals who donated items to the silent and/or live auction who helped Poway OnStage raise over $45,000 for Professional Performances and Arts and Education. 


Business Donors:


4 Seasons Flowers

Abnormal Beer Company

Barrel Room

Bernardo Heights Country Club


Broken Yolk Cafe

Brothers Provisions

Cafe Merlot

Carvers Steaks & Chops

Cheesecake Factory

Chuparosa Vineyards

Computer Software Consultants

Core Concepts

Country Club of Rancho Bernardo

Crystal Gardens Florist

Cygnet Theatre

Disneyland Theme Parks


Edwards Vineyards and Cellars

Ellie's Tailoring & Alterations

Festival of the arts

Floaties Swim School

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Rancho Bernardo

GolfTec San Diego

Hamburger Factory

Hellanback Ranch

Holland's Bicycles

Hotel Karlan

Jeni's Cookies & More

Jeremy's on the Hill

Koi Zen Cellars

KPBS Public Broadcasting

La Jolla Playhouse

Los Angeles Lakers

Mahogany Mountain Vineyards and Winery

Mainly Mozart

Memories in Portrait

Miguel's Cocina 4S Ranch

Mingei International Museum

Miracle Springs Resort and Spa

Nasrin A Barbee Architect's Studio

Oasis Camel Dairy Farm

Pearl Hotel

Pizarro Brothers

Poway OnStage

Poway Vision Care

ProDev Consulting

PRP Wine International

Ramona Ranch Winery

Renaissance Executive Forums

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Roth Law Firm

San Diego Ballet

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

San Diego Gulls Hockey Club

San Diego Natural History Museum

Sanctuary Art and Music Studio

Second Chance Beer Company

Shea Realty

Silvergate's Retirement Residence and Memory Care Suites

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Sky Sailing Inc.

Skyline Home Loans

Stanley Steemer

Studio L Mentionables

Sushi Lounge Poway

Taylor Guitars

Town Center Cleaners

Triune Nature Body Care


Unicorn Jewelry & Watch Boutique

Union Bank

Urge American Gastro Pub


Villa Capri

Vineyard Grant James


Woof 'n Rose Winery

Zulu Nyala Group



Personal Donors:


James Algert

Robin Bettin

Doug Bradt

Steve DeMatteo

Chuck Dukas

Wayne Hamburger

Jay Jeffcoat

Nuie Kelley

Toni Kraft

Daniel Krall

Gaston Martinez

Leah McBride

Jane McCarthy

Rachel McCarthy-Henneforth

Kenneth Mink

Dennis Naas

Helen Petre

Liza Pille

Michael Rennie

Cynthia Roach

Celino Romero

Belinda Romero

Jim Roth

Phil Schneider

Jonathan Segal

Mary Stanton

Peggy Stewart

James Tenuto

Participating Restaurants

Enjoy delicious tastes served by our area’s favorite restaurants. 
Barrel Room
Brigantine logo
Cork and Craft
Vintana logo

Participating Wineries 

Enjoy a sumptuous wine on the Plaza. 
Abnormal Wine Co.
edwards vineyards
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Highland Valley Vineyards
Domaine Artefact logo
Vineyard Grant James
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Participating Breweries
Enjoy a refreshing brew

Abnormal Beer logo
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Stone Brewing

Participating Coffee Vendors 
Have a caffeine boost courtesy of...

Manzanita Coffee
Mason Coffee Works

Auction (Live & Silent)  

The "Taste" auction will feature over 60 items for-bid.


Sponsorship opportunities available starting at $500. For sponsorship information contact Michael Rennie at 858-668-4799 or via email.

Diamond Sponsors

Safe Ride Home Sponsor

Bernardo winery logo small
Fred Astaire logo

Platinum Sponsors

Roth Law Firm
GVCA logo
2 Leah with Skyline
UBS 2017 logo
Ren Executive Forums

Media Sponsor


Special Thanks to the County of San Diego's Community Enhancement Fund

County of San Diego