VIPs and sponsors gather for the VIP reception prior to the Inaugural Winemakers’ Dinner for United Way at the Best Western Vernon Lodge recently.

VIPs and sponsors gather for the VIP reception prior to the Inaugural Winemakers’ Dinner for United Way at the Best Western Vernon Lodge recently.

Dinner assists United Way

The very first Winemakers’ Dinner was a successful sell out event, raising $5,440 for United Way

The very first Winemakers’ Dinner was a successful sell out event, raising $5,440 for United Way.

“We had high hopes of having 100 attendees for our first Winemakers’ Dinner and that was exceeded,” said Linda Yule of United Way.

“The winemakers all have interesting and entertaining stories about their wineries, the Vernon Lodge prepared an amazing six courses to pair with the six wines and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Much thanks to our sponsors, the wine educator, Gerrit Van Staalduinen, the winemakers and everyone who took a chance on a brand new event.”