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MORGAN HILL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SOUTH VALLEY WINE TASTING & CHARITY AUCTION The 20th Annual South Valley Wine Auction was a resound- ing success. They raised over $20,000 for the participating charities and will be able to give out $5,000 in scholar- ships to the Live Oak High School athletic department and the Santa Clara Wine Association for their Viticulture scholarship program. Tim McDonald, founder of Wine Spoken, Director of Judging at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, and Chief Judge at the Central Coast Wine Competition was on hand to evaluate the wines served by our local wineries at the VIP reception. His pick for “what wine to take when stranded on a deserted island” was Seeker Vineyards Rose. The Mederios Family Vineyards Malbec received an honorable mention. The people choice awards went to Aver Family Vineyard’s Blessings and Mederios Family Vineyards Malbec who tied for first place and the Fernwood and Dorcich Cabernets tied for second. MHCF President Pamala Meador and Lori Fox co- chaired the event and promise to have a bigger and better event in support of our local wine region and great causes with the community. Auctioneer, Dee Dee Kiesow Tim McDonald with Pamala Meador Emcee Jona Denz Hamilton Volunteers from Britton Middle School Seeker Vineyards Fortino Winery and Martin Ranch Winery 50 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN Volunteers from Jake's Wish Dog Rescue Fernwood Cellars Aver Family Vineyards Cast of Guys and Dolls playing at the South Valley Civic Theater JUNE/JULY 2018 gmhtoday.com