Unpeeled & Untapped 2018-01-15T00:29:00+00:00

UnPeeled & UnTapped

Join BANANAS Board of Directors for our 2nd Annual UnPeeled & Untapped on Saturday, May 20th from 6 – 9 pm at Two Mile Wines in Oakland. Enjoy an evening of food, music, wine and spirit tastings along with games and an amazing silent auction.

The tasting menu will be a mix of bubbly, red and white wines, beer, and yes, gin. While you sip on these fantastic, locally sourced spirits you’ll have a chance to get to know our new Executive Director, Kym Johnson Luqman. You’ll also hear about our no-cost programs for the most vulnerable members in our community and how we are positively impacting the lives of families and children.

Wine Pull

You pull a cork and whatever Bingo number you get, will match a bottle of wine. Tickets are only $15 at the event. You are guaranteed to win, and some bottles are worth $30 to $50!

Dine & Dash

Basically we have created a “Buy It Now” table that is exclusively featuring Restaurant Gift Cards. Each will be offered for a percentage of face value, and everyone’s life is easier. We’ve done all the legwork, visiting some of the best Bay Area restaurants to receive gift cards. You want dinner at Starline Social Club? Write down your bidder number, and it’s yours.

Arizmendi ● Beauty’s Bagels ● Boot & Shoe Service ● Cheese Board Collective ● Cheese Steak Shop ● Cream ● Farley’s East ● Fenton’s Creamery ● Hawker Fare San Francisco ● Ici Ice Cream ● La Mèditerranée ● Peet’s Coffee & Tea ● Penrose ● Philz Coffee ● Picante ● Pizzaiolo ● Ramen Shop ● Saul’s Restaurant & Delicatessen ● Starline Social Club ● The Riddler ● The Star on Grand ●  Trader Joe’s ● Zoonie’s Candy Shop

Silent Auction

In addition to music, tapas, fun games, and live music there will be an amazing auction – so get your checkbooks and credit cards ready. It’s sure to be an evening you don’t want to miss. Here’s a sneak peek of the auction!

A special thanks to our auction donors.
17 Jewels Salon & Spa ● Amuse Bouche Wines ● Asian Art Museum ● Aurora Theatre Company ● Beach Blanket Babylon ● Bella Donna ● Berkeley Iron Works ● Berkeley Rep ● Berkeley Repertory Theatre ● Blue Door Beads ● California Academy of Sciences ● CalShakes ● Cheese, Glorious Cheese Cookbook ● Children’s Art ● Cline Cellars Tour ● Dashe Cellars ● Disneyland ● Downtown YMCA ● Eighteen Eight Fine Men’s Salon ● Exploratorium ● FARMCurious ● Gloria Ferrer ● Grand Lake Theater ● Hipline ● iFly SF Bay ● Iris Reading ● Jewish Film Institute ● Lawrence Hall of Science ● Lindsay Wildlife Experience ● ModCloth ● Napa Valley Bike Tours ● Oakland Athletics ● Oakland Yard ● Paramount Theater ● Pavé Fine Jewelry ● Philippa Roberts ● Rare Bird ● Rialto Cinemas ● Rock Wall Tour ● Rosenblum Cellars ● Ruby’s Garden ● San Francisco Opera ● Scott’s Seafood ● SF 49ers ● SF Giants ● Shotgun Players ● Six Flags Magic Mountain ● Smuin Ballet ● Speechless in San Francisco ● Sports Basement ● Steps on Toes ● The Crucible ● Walt Disney Family Museum ● Wine & Canvas

Instant Wine Cellar

Want a chance to win an 18-Bottle Instant Wine Cellar? Now is your chance. Our board members have donated exclusive wine offerings and tickets will be raffled off at the event! Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $40.

About Two Mile Wines

Two Mile WinesBill Bedsworth and Adam Nelson run Two Mile Wines out of the 25th Street Collective, an incubator housing slow-food and slow-fashion artisans. They source fruit from sustainable vineyards across Sonoma County and the Central Coast to make and pour their handcrafted wines, including a beautiful, Old World-style Dry Creek sangiovese, alongside Platinum Dirt’s Dustin Page, who makes leather goods out of recycled materials salvaged from old cars.

People ask “where are the vineyards?” Simple answer – Two Mile Wines doesn’t own any vineyards, which enables them to keep an eye on creating the wine.

Two Mile Wines gets grapes from Sonoma, Napa, and the Central Coast and maintain deep relationships with a variety of growers (some of the best in California) who grow grapes in the same way they make wine – with their hands.

About the name: Shortly after the University of California at Berkeley occupied its new buildings in the late 1800’s a delegation of state legislators visited Berkeley and witnessed a group of somewhat wobbly undergraduates returning from a drinking bout in the hills. The result was a law prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages within two miles of campus.

Two Mile Wines | 477 25th St, Oakland, CA 94612


This is your chance to help BANANAS assist local families. Limited tickets are available below, make sure to purchase yours early. Ticket levels include: Individual Ticket $50, Donor Sponsor $500, Tasting Table Sponsor $1500, Silent Auction Sponsor $2500, Event Sponsor $5000