Beaufort donates jeroboam bottle to charity golf tourney

Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery donates bottle to the St. Joseph’s Charity Golf Tournament.

SUSAN VANDERMOLEN holds a three-litre jeroboam bottle of wine donated by Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery to the St. Joseph’s Charity Golf Tournament.

SUSAN VANDERMOLEN holds a three-litre jeroboam bottle of wine donated by Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery to the St. Joseph’s Charity Golf Tournament.

Susan and Jeff Vandermolen, owners of the Comox Valley’s Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery, are supporting the live auction at the St. Joseph’s Charity Golf Tournament.

The Vandermolens are donating the third of five “jeroboam” (three-litre) wine bottles for the auction at Crown Isle golf course on June 12. The proceeds from this year’s event will go towards new cardiac care equipment at St Joseph’s General Hospital.

The bottle was hand-painted by local artist Brian Scott, and should be considered as a rare and collectible piece of art. The bottle is also numbered and signed by Susan and Jeff.

The wine contained in the bottle, Beaufort’s 2009 Ça Beautage, is not only the first red wine to be produced from a vineyard in the Comox Valley, but received national recognition by earning a best of category/Double Gold medal at the 2011 All Canadian Wine Championships.

“The first jeroboam was auctioned at the Cumberland Rotary’s charitable event in October 2010, and fetched $500. The second was auctioned at the Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic in September last year and sold for $800!” Jeff notes.

“Given how well this wine has been received, and the fact that it is aging beautifully, we anticipate this particular bottle to attract a significantly higher amount for St. Jo’s charity.”

“We feel extremely fortunate to be living and doing what we love to do here in the Comox Valley,” Susan adds. “It is great to work with the organizers of this event, and artists like Brian Scott, to give something back to various local charitable organizations, like the St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation.”

For more information about the tournament, visit www.cvhospitalfoundation.com/event/june-2012-st-josephs-annual-charity-golf-tournament or contact Lynn Dashkewytch at 250-890-3046 or lynn.dashkewytch@sjghcomox.ca.

For more information about the Beaufort Winery, visit www.beaufortwines.ca, and for information about Brian Scott, visit his website at www.brianscottfineart.com.

— Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery