2018 Wine Tasting Fundraiser

You are invited to attend "Nature Uncorked", the largest fundraiser of the year for the Troy Nature Society which operates the Stage Nature Center through an agreement with the City of Troy.

Your support allows us to continue our mission to provide educational programs to people of all ages, sharing our passion the natural world around us while educating the public on the importance of nature and how it can improve our everyday lives. Our goal is to inform and inspire all to become stronger stewards of the environment, protecting it for generations to come. 

Nature Uncorked welcomes over 300 guests from Troy and the surrounding Metro Detroit area for this fun & engaging event. Guests will enjoy:

  • Samples of wine, craft beer, hard cider and craft cocktails
  • Delectable hors-d'oeuvres
  • Musical entertainment
  • Silent auction with over 250 items
  • 52 card raffle to win a large outdoor item such as a kayak or camping gear.
  • $20 Wine Pull featuring over 60 bottles of wine ranging in value from $20 - $100.
  • Play “Spin the Bottle” where $10 buys you a spin of a wine bottle to win fabulous prizes!
  • Emcee: Joey Namou of Channel 95.5 Mojo in the Morning (VIP Reception: 5:30-6:00 pm | Main Stage: 6 pm - 7:30 pm)

New this year! Guests who purchase a "VIP" ticket are invited to attend a pre-glow reception inside the ballroom starting at 5:30 pm. Enjoy a full-sized craft cocktail (compliments of Black Horn LLC), premium appetizers and a first-look at our silent auction before the rest of the guests arrive.



Mingle with Joey Namou of Channel 95.5 Mojo in the Morning during the VIP Reception!  Joey will also emcee the event on the main stage from 6 pm - 7:30 pm.  More details coming soon!



VIP tickets are $55 per person before 10/27/18 and $65 after the deadline and at the door. Enter the ballroom at 5:30 pm. 

Regular Tickets are $40 per person before 10/27/18 and $50 after the deadline and at the door.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event which reaches over 300 area residents.  Choose from the following sponsorship packages:

  • Presenting sponsorship opportunity
  • Gold Sponsor Opportunity
  • Silver Sponsor Opportunity
  • Ad Sponsorships
  • Silent Auction Item Contributions
  • Large Auction Item (52 Card Raffle Prize)
  • Wine Bottle Donations
  • Food & Beverage Donations
  • Corporate ticket packages

To download our complete sponsorship menu CLICK HERE.

For further details or questions about event sponsorship packages, please contact

To view our 2017 Event Program:

Download the 2017 Nature Uncorked Program Here.

Want to know what to expect when you attend Nature Uncorked?  Below are photos of our previous events:

  • 2018 Evening host Jason Catron with Event Chairperson, Karen Greenwood