Sunday, September 22 marked the 3rd annual ‘STOMP out Cancer’ grape stomp held at the winery! It was a smashing (pardon the pun) good time! It was a beautiful afternoon of live music, wine by the glass, delicious salami and cheese plates, fun raffles, an exciting silent auction and of course, the grape stomp!
Even Kyle and Concetta took turns in the grapes, stomping against some of our most loyal club members! Beating Kyle by a long shot (total 11,800 mL), was Rocky Suess, dear friend of our late George Mettler, of whom we dedicated this year’s event. As many of you know, we lost our Patriarch earlier this year to this terrible disease. It’s now our turn to pay tribute to the man that he was and the legacy that he left behind.
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We are thrilled to announce that this year’s event generated over $5,000 for the American Cancer Society! A huge thanks and cheers goes out to our generous event sponsors: American Ag Credit, Big Valley Tractor, DeVencenzi Ag Pest Management, Mobile Wine Line, Inc. and Roland Construction. In addition, we’d like to thank the numerous businesses and friends who donated to both our silent auction and raffle with an amazing selection of items. Prizes ranged from a luxury stay complete with meal, wine tasting and spa treatments at the gorgeous Wine & Roses Hotel.Restaurant.Spa and a limited edition 2012 NFC Championship Ball with certificate of authenticity to gift certificates and wine from some of our best friends in the community!
Thank you: Avenue Grill, Bella Faccia, Skin Care by Jodie Chiarchianis, Bokisch Vineyards & Winery, Bud’s Seafood, Ernie’s Food & Spirits, Evan’s Wine Barrel Furniture, Fiori’s Butcher Shoppe, Gary Long Jewelers, Greenhorn Creek Golf Course, The Headwaters Kayak Shop, Heritage Oak Winery, Jeremy Wine Company, Klinker Brick Winery, Lincoln Center, LoCA- The Wines of LodiCA, Lucky Dog Paddle Co., Merle Norman, Mettler Family Vineyards, Michelle Souza with Shear Expressions, Micke Grove Zoo & Golf Links, Mikasa, The Mud Mill, Paint n’ Laugh- Patti Molfino, Papapavlo’s, Progressive Designs, Pure Form Fitness, Remedy,Rocky & Joanne Suess, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Ryan Benton Photography, Spa 56, The Stockton Thunder, Subway- Lodi, Swenson Park Golf Course, Target, Wine & Roses Hotel.Restaurant.Spa.
There is still time to be a part of this great cause…through the end of September, we are donating a portion of our Patriarch’s Promise (aka ‘George’s Hooch’) sales to the American Cancer Society! BUY NOW! We are also accepting donations that will go directly to the charity. Please consider this important cause!