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Branch Wine Fund Raiser ~ A Great Success
by Maria Actis, Vice President Philanthropy

The Wine Tasting Event on Sunday, November 2, 2014 was our first fund-raiser for 2014. The event was held at the Old Spaghetti in Roseville and was a big success. 94 tickets sold at $30.00 each, [$2,820.00]. Additionally, ten members sent donation checks worth $288.00. There were a total of 9 door prizes, including 6 half gallon bags of fresh, cleaned and shelled walnuts donated by Ron and Laurie Schuler. We received donated wine gift certificates which included wine tasting, appetizers and tours from three local wineries; Vino Castellano [for 10 people, value $100.00], Pescatore Winery [for 6 people, value $60.00] and Ironstone [nestled in the Sierra Foothills, near Murphys, for 4 people].

The wineries who generously donated wine for the event were Rancho Robles Winery, donating six bottles of Barbera and Secret Ravine Winery donating two cases of mixed red and white wines for us to taste. The main event included two local wineries pouring their wines. Owner Zane Dobson from PaZa Winery in Auburn poured three wonderful red wines. Favorites were the Barbera, a medium-bodied and mild acidity wine. The flavors and aromas suggest light red cherries or raspberries. This wine is perfect for pastas with tomato-based sauces, but is also good with game and hard cheeses. Another favorite was the Primitivo. This wine is aged in French oak barrels with flavors of blackberry and a hint of licorice. This wine is really an easy drinking wine by itself or with food. The three wines from this winery were suburb. Next time in Auburn drop in and do a little tasting.

Owner Diane Naggiar and two of her staff from Naggiar Winery in Grass Valley poured three of their wines, one white and two reds. Naggiar poured a Viognier, a lovely dry white wine, pale gold in color with subtle aromas of peach, pineapple, honeydew and jasmine with hints of oak; Sangiovese , a hint of black cherries, red licorice, thyme and cinnamon with a lingering finish of spices and toasty oak. The third wine was a lovely Malbec, a full-bodied red wine, bursting with aromas of black plums, black cherries, and hints of black currants. All three wines were delightful.

Additionally, the wineries took orders to sell their wines, which were paid for later and then delivered. Because of the generosity of all these wineries and participation in this community fund-raising event, we raised over $2,000.00.

We indulged in hearty appetizers prepared by the Old Spaghetti Factory at the Roseville location; they opened the upstairs dining room for this event. The superb restaurant services meet all of our requested needs. The food choices were wonderful and the wineries who participated paired their wines accordingly.

Participants had room to roam around, tasting wines, enjoying the foods, and mingle with friends…it was truly a wonderful way to get into the spirit of the upcoming holidays and catch up with friends before the start of the busy holiday season.

We also had a table of non-alcoholic wines and champagne. Surprisingly, the non-alcoholic drinks were a great success. Folks enjoyed tasting the different kinds of non-alcoholic wines. All who attended had a wonderful time.

On behalf of the Philanthropy committee, we want to thank all of those individuals who made this wine event so successful.

Thanks to all Contributors to the Wine Event Fund Raiser

  • Naggiar Vineyards and Winery ~ Poured three of their wines at the event
    18125 Rosemary Lane
    Grass Valley, CA

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  • PaZa Vineyard and Winery ~ Poured three of their wines at the event
    3357 Ayres Holme Road
    Auburn, CA

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  • Secret Ravine Vineyard and Winery ~ Contributed by Vickie Morris two cases mixed wine used at the event ~ value $336.00
    4390 Gold Trail Way
    Loomis, CA916-652-6015

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  • Vina Castellano Winery ~ Contributed a $100 gift certificate for wine tasting, appetizers and tour for ten people ~ used as a door prize
    4590 Bell Road
    Auburn, CA
  • Pescatore Vineyard and Winery ~ Contributed a $60 gift certificate for private tour, tasting and appetizers~ used as a door prize
    7055 Ridge Road
    Newcastle, CA
  • Ironstone Vineyards and Winery ~ Contributed a gift certificate for two people~tour of winery, tasting and appetizers ~used as a door prize
    Murphy’s, CA
  • Rancho Robles Vineyard ~ Contributed by Mark Adams six bottles of Barbera used at the event
  • Ron and Laurie Schuler contributed 25 pounds of shelled walnuts, value $110, used as six door prizes

Past Events: 2014-2015

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paragraph_separatorWe Have Proposition for You!

Hear Shannon Smith-Crowley, AAUW California Partner in Advocacy
lobby representative, provide background information on the November
Ballot Propositions and the rationale for AAUW’s recommendations.
Program open to the public:  bring family and friends.

Saturday, October 4, 10:30 AM
Lincoln Twelve Bridges Library
485 Twelve Bridges Dr., Lincoln

Light refreshments served — plenty of parking and easy access from Highway 65.

Past Events: 2013-2014



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Joint program of AAUW,  Sierra College, and Veterans Club
Viewing of the documentary “The Invisible War,” a view of women in the military
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