Malibu Family Wines hosts 7th annual Harvest & Crush Event benefiting City Hearts


“Dancing with the Stars” contestant Jane Seymour will take a break from kicking up her heels to attend the 7th annual Harvest & Crush event Oct. 7 benefiting City Hearts: Kids say “yes” to Arts, an organization that provides arts education to at-risk children in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. The event is hosted by Malibu Family Wines, producer of Semler and Saddlerock Wines, at its Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu.

Seymour is City Hearts’ Honorary National Chairperson and has been involved with the nonprofit’s programs for more than 19 years, teaching and helping to bring attention to the organization.

Founded more than 20 years ago by local criminal defense attorneys Sherry and Bob Jason, City Hearts has provided after school programs in theater, dance, music and visual arts to children ages five to 18, whose lives have been broken by poverty, abuse, homelessness and gang violence. The programs are designed to show these most disadvantaged children an alternate path of social involvement and life-affirming success. Since 1984, City Hearts has worked with 23,000 at-risk children in Southern California.

This is the third year in a row that the Harvest and Crush event has benefited the organization.

“Lisa and Ron Semler and the Malibu Family Wines team have demonstrated their commitment to helping the community through their generous donation of time and resources to make this event possible,” Sherry Jason said. “Last year, more than 600 people attended the Harvest and Crush Event. We anticipate an even greater turnout this year, and as people enjoy the truly unique setting, wine and delicious food, they will be helping to provide vital services to our community’s most impoverished and needy children.”

A variety of activities and food and wine will be available Sunday at the Harvest and Crush.

Wines produced by Malibu Family Wines will be presented for tasting and signature dishes donated and served by local restaurants-including Duke’s Malibu, Geoffrey’s Malibu and Saddle Peak Lodge-will be available.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the unique “barefoot grape crush.” For the children, activities such as face painting and a Moon Bounce will be available. There will also be a silent auction of luxury items, including a stay at the Calistoga Ranch Resort in Napa Valley. As the Harvest and Crush event is taking place, guests can explore the grounds of the Saddlerock Ranch, which is the largest working ranch in Los Angeles County and home to exotic animals, including zebras, buffalo, camels, macaws, Scottish highland cattle and llamas.

The 7th Annual Harvest & Crush Event takes place Oct. 7, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu.

Tickets and more information can be obtained online at or, or by calling The New Philanthropy Group at 310.899.9191. More information pertaining to City Hearts can be obtained by calling 310.455.2898.