17th Annual Grapes for Grads

Photos by Mary Hurlbut

Sunday, April 28 was a great day for wine aficionados. Grapes for Grads, a wine tasting and scholarship fundraiser, is Laguna’s premier wine tasting event. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Laguna Beach, this annual event raises money for college scholarships to assist students who attend Laguna Beach High School (LBHS) and Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD). All proceeds go toward the scholarships.

The fundraiser featured more than 40 wineries with more than 85 labels, live music and a silent auction.

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Greeted by grapes: Rotarian Kerri Redeker and two bunches of grapes

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Bree Burgess Rosen serves up her favorite wine in the VIP Lounge

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Tickets were on sale for the Wine Tower raffle

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(L-R) Michelle Farry, Karyn Philippsen and Ashley Johnson, SVP/CMO, Visit Newport Beach

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President and CEO of LB Chamber of Commerce Erin Slattery (right) and friend

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Janice Flanagan offers a taste of D’Arques Sieur

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LCAD student

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Chris, owner of Maro Wood Grill, dishes up beef stew

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Bogle attracted attention with their beautiful wine bottles

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Lindsay Smith, executive chef and owner of Nirvana Kitchen + Pantry (center) with her staff offered mushroom pasta

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Austin Hope from Paso Robles

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Stacy Colledge selling raffle tickets

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Attendees check out the auction items

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(L-R) Craig Lockwood and Howard Hill

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(L-R) Ashley Johnson, Councilmember Mark Orgill, Karyn Philippsen and Lindsay Smith

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Singer Jenny Metzger

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