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Joanne Bonesio Hall, George Hall, Vrinda Khanna, Dhruv Khanna and Ina Fisher Brothers Mladen, Anthony and Nick Chargin Vrinda Khanna, Marketing Manager Kirigin Cellars Launches Centennial Celebration Year The winery’s new Tuscan-style Club House build- ing was the site of a gala event hosted by Dhruv Khanna, owner of Kirigin Cellars, and his lovely daughters Vrinda and Mira. Among the guests were George and Joanne (Bonesio) Hall of the Bonesio family, who established the winery in 1916. Also in attendance were the Chargin brothers, whose father, Nikola Kirigin, purchased the winery in 1976. The Khanna family purchased the property in 2000. Also among the guests who enjoyed a lovely champagne reception, dinner and dancing were Mira Khanna members of the Solis Winery, Chiala Farms and Guglielmo Winery families. The event launched a year of celebration with many activities planned at the winery. An All-Day Sports Fest is scheduled for April 24 and will include cricket, soccer and archery on ten acres of lawns. The 2016 Concours at Kirigin Valley will take place on June 26 with a full day of classic cars, local vendors and wine tasting. In September, a Harvest Festival is planned with barrel tasting, live music and BBQ. Visit their website for more information. Allen Kreutzer, Winemaker GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN Perri Johnson and Lizz Hunter Don Vanni, George Chiala, George Guglielmo JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 97