Two important Wine Country Charity Events


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Joe Becerra

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#LakeCountyRising Charity Wine Auction

The devastating Valley Fire of 2015 destroyed many homes in Lake County. Please help the people of Lake County by your presence at the #LakeCountyRising Charity Wine Auction. Congressman Mike Thompson and grape grower Andy Beckstoffer will be present to assist the legendary auctioneer Fritz Hatton. The auction will take place on March 20, 2016 at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena. Proceeds from the action will be used to support the long-term rebuilding efforts in southern Lake County. Complete information on the action and to reserve your spot are at #LakeCountyRising – Recover, Rebuild, Renew.

Giving Kids Hope at Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa

This fundraising event will take place on May 21, 2016 at the Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa at 5:30 pm. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is pleased to present GIVING KIDS HOPE, an exclusive and interactive food and wine experience featuring Sonoma winemakers from Cast Winery, Gregory James Winery, Paradise Ridge Winery and others. Proceeds will directly support the Research Institute for Children’s Health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, which aims to improve outcomes for children who suffer from devastating diseases and disorders by accelerating breakthroughs into new treatments and cures. To learn more about the Research Institute for Children’s Health or about opportunities for sponsoring this event, please contact Patrick Savage at 216.368.1191 or patrick.savage@cwru.edu.

A link to the Research Institute For Children’s Health may be found here http://casemed.case.edu/pediatrics/kid. The Institute was formed to further the work of the founder, Mitch Drumm, who discovered the gene which causes Cystic Fibrosis in the 1980s. Of further interest to wine lovers, Andy and David Beckstoffer will be in attendance, as will winemakers from Sonoma and Napa Valley.

  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.