Sample local wines and experience the fresh flavors of Jacksonville’s best restaurants at Vine and Dine: A Taste of the Town, an annual fundraiser benefiting the United Way of Onslow County.

Featuring fine cuisine, beer and wine tastings, as well as raffles and a silent auction, organizers say this year’s event offers everything the community needs to enjoy the night out and support local nonprofits.

“Vine and Dine is a taste of the town featuring all local restaurants, local and regional wineries and one distillery,” United Way of Onslow County President Craig Wagner said. “This is an opportunity for the community to have fun and enjoy the diverse array of tastes and listen to some great entertainment.”

Ten local restaurants are confirmed for the April 28 event: The Angry Ginger, Barley Wine Cafe, Boro Cafe, The Curry Shoppe, Duck’s Bakery, Forkful, Icehouse Restaurant, The Impeccable Plate, Liliana’s Columbian Restaurant & Bakery and White Oak River Bistro, according to event information.

“This event really highlights the importance of supporting local business and the community,” Wagner said.

Five local wineries and a local distillery will also be featured: The Country Squire Winery, Diablo Distilleries, Duplin Winery, Lake Road Winery, Owl’s Eye Vineyard & Winery and Weathervane Winery, according to event information.

Vine and Dine will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. April 28 at Courtyard By Marriott, 5046 Henderson Dr. in Jacksonville.

Tickets are $50 per person, with all proceeds benefiting United Way of Onslow County and its supported agencies.

“We hope to exceed last year’s total of $30,000,” Wagner said. “Every dollar supports the 30 local projects, agencies, and initiatives supported by United Way.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 910-347-2646.

Reporter Naomi Whidden can be reached at Naomi.Whidden@JDNews.com or 910-219-8474.