28 Feb 2015 Venue Chosen
Lake County—The Lake County Wine Alliance has chosen Cache Creek Winery in Clearlake Oaks, CA. as the venue for the sixteenth annual Lake County Wine Auction to be presented on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015. This stunning facility is a perfect venue for Lake County’s premiere fundraising event, which since it’s inception in 2000 has raised $1,177802 to benefit Lake County groups and organizations.
Don and Margie Van Pelt will be the honorary co-chairs for the 2015 Wine Auction. “I am thrilled that we have been chosen to participate in the wine auction,” said Don Van Pelt in accepting the co-chairmanship, “It’s rewarding to build something and have the community use it for a great cause.”
Located at the intersection of Hwy 20 and New Long Valley Road in the eastern foothills, Cache Creek Winery’s new sits on a 500-acre natural preserve that serves as home to a majestic heard of tule elk. It’s the perfect place for an unforgettable evening under the stars.
This year’s wine auction will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person and may be reserved at www.winealliance.org or by calling 866-279-WINE. Sponsorship information is available from Marie Beery, (707) 278-0129. Wineries, caterers and restaurants from all over the area will feature a wide variety of wines and fine foods with an emphasis on “Farm to Fork Dining.”
The charter of the Wine Alliance directs its efforts to foster the arts, benefit health services, and support the community, while promoting Lake County as a premier grape growing and fine wine region. Five high schools, five youth oriented programs and 13 other nonprofit organizations shared the $96,500 in proceeds raised at the 2014 auction.
Our success over the years would not have been possible without the support of our valued sponsors. Sponsors of the 2014 event were: Beckstoffer Vineyards, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Six Sigma Ranch and Winery, Brassfield Estate Winery, Mendo-Lake Credit Union, CalPine, Kathy Fowler Chevrolet, Umpqua Bank, Kelseyville Pharmacy, Bella Vista Farming, Southern Smiles Dental Practice, St. Helena Hospital, Shannon Ridge Winery, Trinchero Family Estates, Savings Bank of Mendocino, C-Line Trucking, and The Lake County Winegrape Commission Members of the Wine Alliance board are Kaj Ahlmann, Lower Lake, president; Judy Luchsinger, Lakeport, vice president; Sharron Zoller, Kelseyville, secretary; Rob Roumiguiere, Kelseyville, treasurer; and Marie Beery, Kelseyville, and Bill Groody, Kelseyville, directors.