Lake County Wine Alliance Distributes $300,000 Raised at the 21st Lake County Wine Auction

On Monday, December 12, 2022, the Lake County Wine Alliance, along with this year’s Wine Auction Sponsors, distributed $300,000 to 40 community organizations representing education, arts, health, and community. The check distribution event was held at Bell Haven Flower Farm and attended by the wine alliance board members, sponsors, and representatives from all 40 organizations. It was a lively and festive evening.

The Lake County Wine Alliance is a cooperative composed of Lake County wineries, winegrape growers, vineyard owners, related businesses, and community supporters. Formed in 2000, the Lake County Wine Alliance is a nonprofit organization operating 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 over $2 million. Monies raised yearly through the annual Lake County Wine Auction are awarded to worthy programs in Lake County, donating more funds to local charities from a single event than any other local nonprofit organization.

The 2023 Wine Auction was held at The Mercantile by Shannon Family of Wine on September 17th. More than 300 people attended the reception and dinner, participating in raising the paddle and the live auction raising $200,000. The online silent auction and sponsorships secured the remaining dollars, ensuring that all monies raised went to our local beneficiaries.

We would like to thank all our sponsors, volunteers, businesses that donated auction items, lake county wineries that poured at the auction, and the restaurants providing appetizers. Without you, the auction wouldn’t happen.
2023 Beneficiaries:

Clearlake High School Art Programs
Kelseyville High School Art Programs
Lower Lake High School Art Programs
Middletown High School Art Programs
Upper Lake High School Art Programs
Konocti Christian Academy Band
Lake County Rural Arts Initiative
Lake County Symphony
Mtn Vista Middle School Band

Clearlake High School Culinary Progam
Ely Stage Stop
FFA Kelseyville
FFA Lower Lake
FFA Middletown
FFA Upper Lake
Friends of the Lake County Library
Give Back Track
Hospice Services of Lake County
Lake County Channel Cats
Lake County Fair Foundation
Lake County Literary Foundation
Lake County Sheriff’s Activities League
Lake County Young Life
Lake Family Resource Center
Lower Lake Culinary Program
Operation Tango Mike
People’s Services
Sheriff and Youth Foundation
South Alliance Children’s Museum
Totes for Teens
Woodland Community College Culinary Program

Adventist Shower Trailer
Catholic Charities
First Lutheran Church Food Bank
Highlands Senior Center
Lakeport Senior Center
Live Oak Senior Center
Middletown Senior Center
United Christian Parish
Worldwide Healing Hands

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