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Giving Back to the Community - Wineries and Growers Support Lake County Wine Auction

 

Auction participant raising their number to bid Bidding for good Nathan DeHart Photography

With more than $1,400,000 raised since the first event, the Lake County Wine Auction, a community fund-raiser is the place to be on the third Saturday in September.

Lake County wineries help to make it a gala affair, pouring their finest wines as well as donating silent and live auction lots.

Rachel Ahlmann pours wine at the reception during the Lake County Wine AuctionRachel Ahlmann pours Six Sigma wine. Nathan DeHart Photography

Guests enjoy Lake County wines and appetizers while they browse the silent auction lots.  This is followed by a delicious sit-down dinner to get them in the mood to bid in the live auction.  Bidding is fast and furious, with all funds raised going to charities in the Lake County community.  Music and dancing round out the merriment for the evening.

Formed in 2000, the Lake County Wine Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization operated under the guidance of a six-member volunteer board of directors with the purpose of supporting charitable and other local programs in the arts, health and community.
Since its inception, the Lake County Wine Alliance has contributed $1,401,502.00 to worthy programs in Lake County, donating more funds to local charities from a single event than any other local nonprofit organization. Find out more - click here.