Adorned with festive wine-tag bracelets, we tasted many delicious wines from a myriad of wineries, large and small, that had been showcased at November’s 37th Annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival. The hors d’oeuvres were delicious, but members could make a meal out of the various
steaming crock pots, too. The desserts were truly amazing. Thanks to all board members who helped provide the bounty!
It was a terrific, worthwhile event and the scholarship fund was, once again, replenished for awarding to worthy students studying enology and/or viticulture at WSU Tri-Cities. The event raised more than $2,400. Thank you to all who participated in creating the gift baskets, to those who slaved away in kitchens preparing the food for us, and, of course, to those who purchased a basket or other item for such an important cause. Thanks also to all who purchased a chance to win a tasty bottle of wine! The grand prize ticket went to Kim Leary for the double-gold medal winning 2009 Almquist Family Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon, Destiny Ridge Vineyard. Congratulations, Kim!
Finally, a special thank you to co-chairs Kerry Lawrence, Mary Peters and Judy Stewart for making the afternoon a fun and profitable occasion.