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From Hollywood to Vine with Vineyard {511}
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Irene Ojdana
October 8, 2018 | Irene Ojdana

Vintage Affaire

For the first time, Ed and I poured our Vineyard {511} Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon at the 36th Annual Vintage Affaire, a fundraiser benefitting Palo Alto's Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The Center's mission is to inspire their success and independence to embrace life to the fullest. This year the event was held at the amazing Fioli Gardens in Woodside, California.


Fioli is a country house set in 16 acres of formal gardens surrounded by a 654 acre estate. It was built in 1917 for William Bowers Bourn 11, owner of California's richest gold mine. Over the years, it has been the residence of other wealthy families, until the Roth family donated it to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

After Ed and I poured our wine,


we joined the other guests and vintners for a delicious dinner and live auction. Fund-A-Need brought in $50,000 for the Technology Department! We scored a 4-course gourmet dinner for 12 in our home prepared by renouned chef, Annie Nunan, formerly chef at Nouveau Trattoria in Palo Alto. Annie has hosted Hillary and Bill Clinton and Amy Tan , among other well-known celebs. Can't wait!

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