Donna Birch, Grapevine Editor NIES Grapevine Newsletter
Our wine tasting for March will be held at Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, CDA., Friday, March 15th at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 so you can pick up your greeting wine and place cards to start the evening. Cost for this event is $25 for members and $30 for guests.Reservations need to be in by March 5th!
To purchase tickets by credit card for the NIES March Wine Tasting, you can call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or order online by clicking this link If you prefer to pay by check, print out the reservation form and mail it in. The http://niesmarch2019.brownpapertickets.com/links to the forms are below. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the event and/or membership dues and liability.
PROGRAM FOR THE EVENING March's guest speaker will be Dirk Brink Winemaker for Basel Cellars in Walla Walla. Dirk will be presenting wines he has crafted since joining Basel. He studied viticulture and enology in South Africa, and during this time worked at the world renowned Vergelegen and Delheim wine estates. Dirk's first winemaking Internship was at Ingwe Wine Estate in South Africa, and he came to the states in 2004 and started internships with Chateau St. Michelle, Bookwalter and then moved on to Assistant Winemaker at Kestrel Vintners and then Winemaker at Coeur d Alene Cellars before he came to Basel Cellars. This will be an encore presentation for Dirk. Five years ago, while at Coeur d'Alene Cellars, he gave a presentation to our club on South African wines. Stay tuned for more information regarding the luscious wines Dirk will present.
Upcoming Club Events: April 12 - Winery Walkabout - Amavi Cellars and Pepper Bridge Winery winemaker Jean-Francois Pellet will be our guest. Note change in date to the 2nd Friday due to Good Friday.
There will be a silent auction at the April 12th wine club Walk-About. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to TESH/Project SEARCH, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Project SEARCH is a high school transition program for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The program combines classroom time with unpaid workplace internships.
Students will spend the school year at Kootenai Health in three internship rotations while taking classes on employability and independent living skills. This combination of instruction and immersion in the workplace setting thoroughly prepares interns to meet any employers’ expectations and gain competitive employment.
To help in our fundraising effort to benefit Project SEARCH, your tax-deductible donation of items for the silent auction would be greatly appreciated! Acceptable donations include, but are not limited to: • New items valued at $25 or more • Gift certificates for meals or services at local merchants • Wine and wine related items
Rebecca Sputhe is our Silent Auction Coordinator. Contact her to discuss your donation or to arrange for pickup or delivery of the item as no surprise deliveries can be accepted on the day of the event. She can be reached via email (email@example.com) or by phone (208) 818-9915.
May 11 - John Freeman - Browne Family Wines & Waterbrook Winery, Winemakers Dinner, Hayden Lake Country Club.
Bring friends! What better way to introduce them to our club and to enjoy and learn about wine.
Rob Hadacek, President Len Westman, Vice President Linda Pendleton, Treasurer Patti Leach, Secretary Len Westman, Program Director Scarlet Kelso, Program Director Donna Birch, Newsletter Editor Carla Persling, Raffle Chairman Jane Tofell, Membership Chairman Phil Harding, Pouring Coordinator Tamara Degitz, Marketing Chairman Rebecca Sputhe - Liquid Assets