Rotarian Ron Ross pours a mystery wine for Kelsey Peterson of Victoria who took the “Blind Challenge' at the 12th annual Wine Festival hosted by the Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club.

Rotarian Ron Ross pours a mystery wine for Kelsey Peterson of Victoria who took the “Blind Challenge' at the 12th annual Wine Festival hosted by the Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club.

Wine Festival generates quite a buzz

The 12th annual Wine Festival put on by the Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club drew 300 guests to the Castlegar Complex on Saturday evening to sample the fare from 28 area wineries.

  • Apr. 6, 2011 7:00 p.m.

The 12th annual Wine Festival put on by the Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary Club drew 300 guests to the Castlegar Complex on Saturday evening to sample the fare from 28 area wineries.

Rotarian Alexia Turner said the event was a sell-out, with the final tickets being purchased just prior to the doors opening.

As of press time, organizers were still tabulating the total amount of money raised from ticket sales, several raffles and dozens of items sold in a silent auction.

The funds will be put towards a variety of local and international projects supported by the service club.

For more photos from the festival, visit the Castlegar News Facebook Page.