Toast the Earth Winetasting Returns for 5th Year! Get tickets here.

Posted on 19. Mar, 2013 by in Projects

Earth Day is April 22nd, and the DLC encourages you to start celebrating early by attending our Toast the Earth fundraiser on April 19, 2013, from 7:00-10:00 p.m.  The Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) invites you view nature-themed artwork, dance to the music of Night Shift, and to sample an array of North Carolina wine and companion foods at its fifth annual Toast the Earth event held at the River Run Country Club 19125 River Falls Drive, Davidson, NC. Toast the Earth is a fundraiser for DLC, Davidson’s own land trust, whose mission is to protect natural areas and open space in and around Davidson.  Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here.

Wineries (tasting and sale):  Daveste’ Vineyards, Troutman, NC

Raylen Winery, Mocksville, NC

Fiddler’s Vineyard, Cherryville, NC

Dover Farms, Concord, NC (tasting only)


Toast the Earth will showcase local nature-themed artwork . We will feature the work of eight local artists, who will be displaying their work and offering it for sale. Four artists will display exquisite nature photography, two artists will display creations in wood, and two artists will display acrylic paintings.


Artists: Russ and Nancy Gavitt – Nature Photography

David Williams, Wildlife Artist

Janet Johnson, Pottery

Tina Steele Penn, Multi-format artist

Bill Mugg, Landscape photography

Becky Blair, Custom jewelry

Janice Baldwin, Unique candles

Rick Erkes, woodturnings

Deanna Wilson, Oils and Acrylics


A silent auction has been added to the array of features at the 2013 Toast the Earth

In addition to nature-themed artwork, delightful music, sampling of North Carolina wines served with companion foods, guests may place bids on an array of donated items and services, many of which can be viewed in advance at


Tickets are $ 30 each, $50/pair, and may be purchased at the door. To purchase tickets online, visit and select the Upcoming Events tab to find the Toast the Earth link. For further information, you can also e-mail the DLC directly at [email protected], or call Roy Alexander, Executive Director of DLC, at 704-892-1910.

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