Crush, the Belfry’s Fine Wine Fundraiser, is Back Again

The Belfry Theatre has once again been raiding Victoria’s best wine cellars to find rare and unusual wines to auction off at Crush, the theatre’s annual fundraising event.  Crush will take place on Sunday, October 26 from 5 to 8 pm at the Inn at Laurel Point, 680 Montreal Street, Victoria.  Tickets, $95 (with a generous tax receipt) are available at 250-385-6815 or online at

The evening’s main attraction is a live auction of rare, unusual or simply hard-to-find wines generously donated by private donors and exclusive restaurant cellars.  Sommelier Keith Nicholson and Roshan Vickery of Kilshaw’s Auctioneers return to host the live auction.

Wine lover and writer-about-town Robert Moyes is preparing informally informative notes for each of the wines in the event’s live auction. Some of the wines featured include a sextet of 2005 Bordeaux beauties, a 1988 Château Mouton Rothschild, and a 1966 Château Pape Clément. Our growing list of wines is updated often and available for viewing online at

The evening will also feature a silent auction where guests can bid on a range of wine packages, dining travel and unique experiences.

At Crush, guests will enjoy fine wine tasting from some of BC’s best wineries. Inn at Laurel Point Executive Chef Takashi Ito will dazzle palates with exquisite cuisine, paired perfectly with the fine wines poured by BC vintners.  Ocean 98.5 morning hosts Michael Forbes and Lisa Marshall will be the hosts for the evening, and The Joey Smith Trio will entertain guests throughout the festivities.

Proceeds from Crush support the Belfry Theatre’s ongoing operations, as well as its mandate to produce contemporary theatre and promote artistic, cultural and educational events in the Greater Victoria Region.

The Inn at Laurel Point is offering Crush guests a special rate of $99 (Laurel Wing) or $159 (Erickson Wing Studio Suites) should they decide to stay overnight rather than drive. Reservations at (250) 386-8721.

Crush is generously supported by The Ocean 98.5, 103.1 Jack FM, The Times Colonist, Everything Wine, Boulevard Magazine and the Inn at Laurel Point.

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