On October 21st we had our best Winetopia fundraiser to date—it honestly gets better every year! With the help of so many awesome individuals and businesses we raised $63,157!


It was the chilliest night of October, but it was perfect for our event. The Pratt Place Barn looked gorgeous as usual even before we started. But once we were finished it was stunning. There were a few big changes this year. We had multiple wine sponsors with their own tables with so many wonderful varietals to taste, 3 awesome local craft beer distributors pouring lots of goodness and even a bourbon table with some delicious top shelf bourbons to taste. We also had some really good food this year! Every year it is good, but this year it was even better! (Beer, wine, bourbon, and food sponsors listed below).


Our guests mingled, ate, drank, and were merry. They piled in the Making Memories Photobooth for some fabulous photos and enjoyed the sweet tunes coming from our DJ Matt Boles. Bartus outdid himself again creating the Buzz Events Lounge outside. As always it was the hotspot and it was amazing. Inside the barn my dad (a.k.a Carny in the Corner) had people winning big at the Wine Toss and everyone perused all of the wonderful silent auction items donated by local artists and businesses. And of course we had pictures of our sweet kiddos all over the barn bringing the point home that all of the work and care that went into that night was oh so worth it. 


My favorite part of this event each year is that I am reminded what an incredibly kind and enthusiastically generous community we live in. I mean, honestly. Whether it's the sponsors, donors, guests, or volunteers—people extend a hand to help however they can. It blows me away every year and I am beyond grateful. In fact, that was my strategy for dealing with the stress of the event. I just focused on being grateful for the generous hearts in our community and how much good we will be able to do with the funds we raise!


Since it is such a big event, it takes a serious crew to get it all done well and our volunteer crew is the best in the business and I am so thankful! Below are some gorgeous photos of the night taken by the one and only Cole Fennel (Cole Fennel Photography) and please take a moment to look at this list of volunteers, sponsors, and silent auction donors that helped to make this night possible! 


Lots of Love & Gratitude,

Sarah Fennel Buchanan




Winetopia Core Crew Volunteers

Chris Beavers—Auction Chair

Meredith Adkins—Volunteer Coordinator

Adrienne Stone- Auction Assistant

Herbert “Boo” Buchanan—Event Coordinator (He “puts out fires”)

Joe Fennel—Carny In the Corner

Darrin Ingraham- Tech Master

Warren Fyfe--Parking Captain 

Alannah Massey

Tanj Donovan

Jessy Lang

Charlie Hoeven

Kaitlyn Akel

Kristi Batchelor

Anne-Michelle Hopwood

Michael Adkins

Chris Arcana

Jack Scaccia

Hassan Huntley

Grant James

Germaine Chambers

Brooke McDonald

Lana Lyon

Kimberly Clinehens

Nick Mote

Rick & Bridget Wall

Jean Ann Fennel

Jay Fennel

Moses Vincent Agare

Steven Stone

Jose Aviles

Tristan (Custom Beverage)

Bartus Taylor & Buzz Events Crew


Honorary Hosts

Dr. Scott & Leslie Baliey

Chris & Jeremy Beavers

Ben & Molly Blakeman

Abdi Dubed

Linley & Dave Dust

Chris Goddard & Bartus Taylor

Leigh Hopkins & Stephanie Isaman

Dr. Allyson & William Mertins

Neal & Gina Pendergraft

Tom & Debbi Smith

Rick & Amy Sorrell





“Grape Crusher” Level Sponsor

Miller Boskus Lack

Blakeman’s Jewelry

Mertins Eye Care

Greg & Hannah Lee


"Harvester" Sponsor

Roblee Orthodontics

Max  & Lydia Mahler


“Planter” Level Sponsor

Signature Bank


Lucke Dental


Wine Sponsors

Custom Beverage

Southern Glazers


De Nux Distributors

Naughty Diva


Bourbon Sponsor

Beam Suntory


Local Craft Beer

Core Brewery

Fossil Cove Brewery 

Arkansas Craft Distributors


Community Sponsors

Buzz Events

Intents Party Rentals

Moxy Ox

Eventures Party Rentals

Light Works Events

AV Designs

Showerfilter Store by NewMarket Naturals

Making Memories Photobooth

Cole Fennel Photography


Media Sponsors

Citiscapes Magazine

3W Magazine



Restaurant Sponsors




Slim Chickens

Mia Tarts

Fayetteville Pastry Shop


Wine Toss Sponsors

Liquor World

Pandora's Bottle/ Iron Hand

County Line Liquors


Silent Auction Donors

All Sports Production

Apple Blossom

AR State Beauty Supply

Arts Live Theatre 

Bella Vita Jewelry

Blakeman's Fine Jewelry


Brad Haj

Chef Thomas from Tyson

Chris Beavers and Michelle Fyfe


Claudia Smith 

Closets to the Max

Clubhaus Fitness

Coach Darin Phelan

Cole Fennel Photography

Copper Pig

Dark Star Visuals

Dog Party USA

Don Schaap

Dr. Brian Buell



Fayetteville Acupuncture

Fayetteville Athletic Club

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

Fayetteville Pilates & Barre

FHS Cheer


Good Things

Greg Dog Vintage Boutique

Heidi Brugliera


i'Mindful Studio

i'Mindful Studio

Jeff Caudle

Joe & Jean Ann Fennel

Joe Giardi of New York Yankees

Khana Indian

Kirk Lanier

Kyle Adams

Lola Boutique

Lucke Dental

Matt Buell Designs




Mia Tarts & More

Nan Sherry

Native Nectar



Pack Rat Outdoor Center

Petra Café


Pieceful Hands Quilters

Pratt Place Inn

Remedy Road

Retreat Day Spa at FAC

Revive Medical Spa

Robin Devine

Robinson Cano of Seattle Mariners

Roger Boskus

Romance Diamonds

Rustic Mule

Salon Bloom

Sara Kincaid & Jessica Phelan


Savoir Faire

Shindig Paperie

Showerfilter Store by Newmark Naturals

Southern Trends

Speckled Pig

Sunshine Broder at Shine Salon

Tareneh Manning @ Bassett Mix

Terra Tots

Thatch Jewelry

The Bike Route

The Independent

The Rainbow Lodge

Trailside Yoga

Walker Bros.

Walker Bros.

Walton Arts Center

Westwood Gardens

Yoga Deza

 Buzz Events Lounge

Buzz Events Lounge

 Buzz Events Lounge

Buzz Events Lounge

 Mia Tarts & More

Mia Tarts & More

 Buzz Events Lounge

Buzz Events Lounge

 Arkansas Craft Distributors

Arkansas Craft Distributors

 Bordinos yummy crab cakes

Bordinos yummy crab cakes

 Bocca--these were spectacular drizzled with fresh pesto

Bocca--these were spectacular drizzled with fresh pesto

 Arsaga's goodness

Arsaga's goodness

 Fayetteville Pastry Shop

Fayetteville Pastry Shop

 Fossil Cove Brewery

Fossil Cove Brewery