On June 30, Schnebly Redlands Winery will release the Lychee fruits of their labor in a most entertaining way during their Lychee Summer Celebration (LSC), partnering for the first time with the South Dade Chamber of Commerce and the American Cancer Society. The family friendly event has been a source of pride to the area, with South Florida being the only place in the Continental United States where the Lychee fruit is grown. The celebration will begin at 2pm, when the Farmer’s Market opens with 50 vendors and six food trucks. At the Grand Tiki Culinary Lounge, guests will expand their food knowledge and watch Cooking Demos on how to incorporate lychee, local and organic foods in the kitchen. A Beer Mile, an awards ceremony, and live music will round out the celebration only to culminate with a patriotic fireworks display.
“This year’s Lychee harvest is the largest crop we’ve seen in years, not only did the trees survive Hurricane Irma, but the crop was actually improved by the stress of Irma; it’s a testament to the strength of the South Florida community and its agricultural roots,” says Peter Schnebly, Founder of Schnebly Winery. During the Summer Celebration, the Winery will be offering three Lychee wines, and three limited special release Lychee beers from Miami Brewing Company. Several South Florida restaurants and food trucks will offer their culinary take on the Lychee fruit by way of creative recipes, such as Lychee Seafood Ceviche and Lychee Martini Ice Cream. The possibilities are endless, and Schnebly can’t wait to see their partners get creative with this year’s harvest at the Culinary Grand Tiki Lounge featuring Start UP FIU Food Mentors such as Half Moon Empanadas, Pro Kitchen Hub, My Ceviche, and Lulu’s Ice Cream, to name a few.
While guests enjoy the different variations of Lychee, they can also browse 150+ classic/modern Chevrolet Corvettes, custom cars, Jeeps, 4x4s and other classics throughout the day. The Lychee Summer Celebration Meet Up will be hosted by Cecil’s Jeep Fam. Guests can also explore over 40+ artisan and craft vendors in the Artist Colony as they sculpt, sew and sand down hand-made goods. In addition, Live Painting Sessions will showcase some of the area’s best muralists using 40 ft. long shipping containers as their canvas.
At 5pm, the first “Relay for Life Beer Mile” will kick off, benefitting the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research. Participating runners will be given a glow necklace to display the Cancer they’ll be running for, while conquering an “all new” course with four beer stops. While the one-mile course will honor the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners during an official ceremony before the fireworks, every runner will receive a medal to commemorate their run. All proceeds from the run will go to the American Cancer Society, and anyone who buys a ticket for the run will get free admission to the Lychee Summer Celebration; family members get special pricing on LSC tickets with Runner Registration.
WHEN: Saturday, June 30th, 2018 / 2:00 – 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Miami Brewing Company, 30205 SW 217th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030
TICKETS: Presale online: $15
Active or Retired Military get in for free!
WHO: Schnebly Redland’s Winery is the first true winery in South Florida, crafting wine experiences from tropical fruit grown on location. Miami Brewing Company kicked off the craft beer boom in South Florida as Miami’s first commercial craft brewery, creating such highlights as Shark Bait Mango Wheat Ale, Big Rod: Coconut blonde and Vice IPA. South Dade Chamber of Commerce cultivates community, collaboration and energy in the business community of South Miami-Dade County from Pinecrest to the gates of The Florida Keys, cultivating business small and large in the fastest-growing community in the area. Schnebly Redland’s Winery is located at 30205 SW 217th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030. For more information, call 305-242-1442 or visit www.schneblywinery.com.