By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Sue Brenner and Miriam Raftery
June 19, 2014 (El Cajon) – They pioneered East County’s now-flourishing wine industry. So on May 31st, Maness Vineyards presented the 2014 Trail Blazer Awards during a celebration held at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center in El Cajon—which also is home to a new vineyard of its own. More than 200 wine enthusiasts flocked to the event, savoring local vintages amid beautiful gardens.
Herman and Rose Salerno, founders of the Salerno Winery in Ramona, received the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. Other award winners were the William Clark family, founders of the Campo Creek Winery, along with Mike and Linda McWilliams, owners of the San Pasqual Winery in La Mesa.