Susan and Jeff Vandermolen, owners of the Comox Valley’s Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery, are donating a jeroboam (three-litre) wine bottle for the live auction at this year’s Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic.
This wine bottle was hand painted by local artist Brian Scott, and is numbered and signed by Susan & Jeff. The wine contained in the bottle, Beaufort’s 2009 Ça Beautage, is not only the first commercially available red wine to be produced from a vineyard in the Comox Valley, but received national recognition earlier this year by earning a “Best of Category / Double Gold” medal at the 2011 All Canadian Wine Championships!
Says Jeff,” The first jeroboam was auctioned at the Cumberland Rotary’s charitable event in October 2010, and fetched $500. Given the buzz this wine has received this year, and the fact that it has long been sold-out, we are expecting this bottle to attract a significantly higher amount.”
Susan adds, “We feel extremely fortunate to be living and doing what we love to do here in the Comox Valley. It feels great to work with the organizers of this event, and artists like Brian Scott, and give something back to various local charitable organizations in the community.”
The event will be held at Crown Isle Sept. 15. Funds raised will support a number of local charitable organizations.
For more information about the Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic, contact Jason McKinnon at 250-739-9564. For more information about the Beaufort Winery, please visit their website at www.beaufortwines.ca, and for more information about Brian Scott, please visit his website at www.brianscottfineart.com.
— Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery