From Water to Wine is a wine tasting and auction event on Friday, February 26 from 6:00-8:00 at Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, NC to benefit Casting for Hope (CfH) programs.  CfH  serves women and families who live in western North Carolina who are coping after a diagnosis of ovarian or another gynecological cancer.

Tickets for this event are $50 and can be bought from CfH executive director Kathy Haney by e-mailing her at [email protected] or by sending a PayPal donation to the same e-mail address noting the donation is for a From Water to Wine ticket.  Tickets may also be purchased at the Hendersonville Visitor Center, 201 S. Main Street.

While tasting the award-winning wines from Burntshirt Vineyards and enjoying the culinary delights they’re whipping up, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on stunning pieces that have been donated to Casting for Hope.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Check this From Water to Wine auction site periodically as we are awaiting additional
information about some of our featured items and the arrival of other pledged pieces.


An Historic Beaded Necklace

Indian necklace

This lovely piece was contributed by Beverly Ray of Lake Lure, a well-versed woman in the art and business world, known for her dedication to promoting the arts.  Mrs. Ray tells us this necklace originated in Africa and was brought to the United States in the early ’80s to be part of “Art at the Park,” an event organized by the then curator of the Cleveland Museum of Art.  To express appreciation for Mrs. Ray’s tireless efforts and assistance in setting up this and many other community exhibits, she was given this historic treasure.

Mrs. Ray contributed her precious necklace after hearing about Casting for Hope’s aid to her good friend’s sister who was diagnosed with and receiving treatment for ovarian cancer.

Item #SA1
Estimated value: $500.00-$700.00




A Guided Float Trip

Upper Creek Angler Guide Services and Custom Tackle co-owners, and Casting for Hope co-founders, have donated a guided fly-fishing float trip down the scenic South Holston River in Bristol, TN.  Recipient will enjoy a gourmet grilled lunch, fly-fishing instruction, and a luxurious ride down the river in a custom designed Hyde drift boat.

Item #SA2
Estimated value: $425



To whet your appetite for From Water to Wine we encourage you to head on
over to the full catalog of items that will be available for bidding on February 26.