Monday, 22 July 2024

Wine and Chocolate fundraiser a rousing success

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Congressman Mike Thompson pours the fruit of his Lake County vines. Photo by Terre Logsdon.

 


FINLEY – Merlot and Ghiardelli, Zinfandel and dark chocolate-dipped strawberries, Barbera and chocolate mousse – all these flavors and more drew Lake County residents and visitors in droves to the second annual Wine and Chocolate held at Mt. Konocti Growers Saturday.


The event is a benefit for the Lake Family Resource Center domestic violence shelter project.


“What a tremendous show of support from the agricultural community and the community at large for the Lake Family Resource Center,” said Representative Mike Thompson, who was pouring for Bonterra Winery, a California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) winery, to which Thompson supplies grapes from his Lake County vineyard. “It’s an honor to be here.”


Twenty-eight different wineries – all with winegrapes grown in Lake County – were pouring their wines paired with fine chocolates or other desserts with chocolate.

 

 

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Barney Fetzer and Angela Bowles pour Ceago

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