We had a great time at our 2nd annual WINE FOR OUR TIMES event!
See Dina’s 100+ pictures here.
We got to know more neighbors and tasted some good wines – and some not so good ones – that won’t break the bank. We were able to raise more money than we hoped for the Building Fund of the Highland Park Improvement Club. Meeting our fundraising goal, combined with the opportunity to meet new people in our community, makes this event a very successful one for us. Thanks to all who were a part of it!
Our TOP THREE wines:
#1 Trader Joes Reserve Syrah, Paso Robles 2007
#2 Haystack Needle Syrah
#3 Novella Zinfandel, Paso Robles
Wines that made it to the final taste off:
J Lohr 7 Oaks Cabernet, Paso Robles 2007
Little Penguin Shiraz
Cline Viognier 2008
Menage a Trois Red 2008
Trader Joes Coastal Syrah 2007
Yosemite Road Cabernet
GR Shiraz 2007
Primitivo Puglia 2005
Honorable Mentions from each table:
Trader Joes Coastal Syrah (another one!)
Cline Viognier 2008 (another one!)
Haystack Needle Syrah (another one!)
Garnacha de Fuego Old Vines 2008
Knoll Haven Merlot
Dog House Merlot
McManis Pinot Noir
Arcachon Cellars Pinot Noir/Willamette Valley
Estancia/Monterey Pinot Noir 2008
Zeller Schwarze katz white wine
Bridgeview Blue Moon Riesling 2007
Thank you to all of our guests that joined us this year, to the table captains who played a big part in coordination of the event, to the merchants who donated our prizes and raffle items, to all who helped prepare the wonderful food and desserts, and to those who helped plan the event!
We all had such a good time planning this event, and look forward to seeing you all next year. We’d love to hear your feedback – what worked, what didn’t, and suggestions for improvement – so we can make the event even better next year.
Event Planning committee: Nicole, Rhonda, Julie, Gretchen, Kay, Nickie, Becca, Martha, Shawn
Neighborhood Table Captains: Ken, Marilyn, Jane, Mike, Barbara, Laura, Heather, Troy