Wine sampling event Saturday to benefit The Iris Fund

109 Cheese and Wine will host a wine sampling event Saturday, Feb. 23, from noon to 5 p.m. that will support The Iris Fund.

The event will feature Kelley Fox from Kelley Fox Wines and Bret Csencsitz from the Gotham Bar and Grill.

The cheese shop is located at 109 Danbury Road. Fox will visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and will bring some wines to taste from her vineyard. Csencsitz will be sampling chocolates and olive oil during the event.

Additionally, GoldenVines will be showcasing their wine from 12 to 2 p.m. at the store.

Local vendors will be donating raffle items, including Broadway tickets to Frozen. Local supporters include Bailey's Backyard, Southwest Cafe, the Groom Room, and Ridgefield Pet Sitters.

A portion of all proceeds from the day will support The Iris Fund.

The Iris Fund solely supports research being conducted within Columbia University's Pre-Term Birth Prevention Center. The Iris Fund's goal is to support those researchers determining what triggers full-term labor, to eventually end pre-term birth.