Sippin’ for the Seven was a successful ($7270!) and fun event thanks to the following:
Kristi Payne of Vintage Vine – not enough praise can be bestowed on Kristi for arranging for the wineries and general planning for the past three Sippin’ events.
Rhett Humphrey, student at Central Washington University in the wine program and intern at Vintage Vine, orchestrated the volunteers for Sippin’ this year and did an absolutely fantastic job.
Swiftwater Cellars provided the beautiful venue for the evening. The sanctuary purchased delicious and wonderfully presented food from Chef Paul Cotta of Swiftwater Cellar’s Hoist House Restaurant.
Poppoff, Inc was the Associate Sponsor for this year’s event. You may recall that this wonderful company also helped with construction of our greenhouse way back in 2009/2010.
Abbott’s Printing, our go-to printers since the beginning, continue to be generous with their sponsorships of our events and gave a nice in-kind donation of printing in support of Sippin’ 2011 at the Chimpanzee Champion level.
Matthew Wenz of Wenz Creative designed the gorgeous posters, advertising cards and tasting booklets.
Participating wineries and breweries – this is what the night was all about! Thanks to Kristi, we had some terrific wineries represented by some terrific people. Check them ALL out: Cedergreen Cellars , Chandler Reach Vineyards, â€¨Chateau Ste Michelle , Chinook, â€¨Coyote Canyon Winery, â€¨Elegante Cellars,â€¨ Gamache Vintners, â€¨Gard Vintners, â€¨Gilbert Cellars, â€¨Heymann Winery, â€¨Ironhorse Brewery , Jones of Washington, Kana Winery, Kestrel Vintners, â€¨Martinez & Martinez Winery , Mercer Cellars, NHV – Naches Heights Vineyard , Northwest Totem Cellars, â€¨Old Schoolhouse Brewery, â€¨Roslyn Brewing Company, Saint Laurent , Saviah, â€¨Steppe Cellars , SuLei Cellars , Swiftwater Cellars, Syncline Winery, Thurston Wolfe, â€¨Two Mountain Winery, â€¨Upland Estates, and Waters Winery
Coal Creek provided wonderful music as a perfect backdrop to the wine tasting.
Ron Sullivan Photography captured the evening (we’ll be sharing photos soon!).
The event volunteers really outdid themselves this year. Pam Lehnert, as usual, added her decorating and set-up touches to the evening, Rozsika Steele embellished some fedoras for our raffle ticket sellers, and the following volunteers all did a wonderful and professional job of making the event run smoothly: Kevin McPhee, Emily Miltko, Christina Broussard, Amy Gonzales, Sofi Bernstein, Nicole Tuson, Jaclyn Bourdon, Erin Johnson, Charlene Cline, Dave Cline, Margie Ferguson, Kate Daugherty, Janie Gibbons, Debbie Metzler, Alison Eglin, Rozsika Steele, Ryan Steele, C.J. Radawick, Max Murrey, Jody Mooney, Jessica Grigg, Jamie Davis, Frank Pangrazi and Bev Humphrey. Thank you all
And thanks to all attendees!
I hope you’ll join us next year on February 25th for Sippin’ for the Seven 2012! This is a really fun event and a great time to find new favorites then stock up on your wine and beer for the year – we’ll give you a deal next year in the wine store and proceeds for purchases all support the sanctuary!!