The now-famous wine cave in Napa Valley where billionaires hosted a fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg features a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence, and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900.
The event was attended by between 150 and 200 supporters of the South Bend, Indiana, mayor, who is looking to make history as the first openly gay candidate to win the presidential nomination of a major political party.
Guests at the fundraiser paid $2,800 to attend. For an additional $1,000, they got to take a photo with the candidate.
The fundraiser at the Hall Rutherford winery prompted Buttigieg’s Democratic rival, Senator Elizabeth Warren, to attack him during Thursday’s debate in Los Angeles.