By Miriam Raftery, photos by Sue Brenner and Miriam Raftery
Photo, left: Award winners Raftery, Jacob and Kerns with Maness; photo by Sue Brenner Photography
June 30, 2013 (Mount Helix) –At the 5th annual Maness Vineyards’ Food and Wine Mixer earlier this month, Greg Maness presented Trailblazer awards honoring Supervisor Dianne Jacob, East County Magazine Editor Miriam Raftery, and winemaker/ Ramona Vintners Magazine Editor Teri Kerns for their pioneering efforts benefitting the local wine industry. Maness also made another big announcement. At the event at Manor Vineyard on Mount Helix June 15, benefitting St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center.
“”We have recently broken ground and designed the new [St. Madeleine’s] Mad Hatter Vineyard,” Maness told the crowd, then promptly asked for supporters to adopt rows of grapevines.