Grape Stomping will be for a good cause at our upcoming 27th Annual WINEterfest on February 18 & 19.
Raffle tickets are available (in advance and at the door) for a chance for attendees of our WINEterfest to be able to participate in grape stomping. All proceeds will be donated directly to provide generators and fuel for a church community in Nikopol, Ukraine. The generators are used to operate the hospital, food pantry, and humanitarian aid collection center that also serves as a bomb shelter. The community of Nikopol, Ukraine became our mission to support as it is the hometown of a former employee and member of the Newport Community, Liubov Corsi. Since the invasion of Ukraine almost a year ago, Corsi has raised funds to provide daily essentials to Nikopol residents. “Generators are necessary as electricity, heat, and running water may not work for days at a time,” Corsi stated.
Separately, there is a raffle item for four tickets to our most popular summer event – The Fire Dinner. The Fire Dinner is a 5-course culinary performance over an open fire amongst the vines, led by Executive Chef Andy Teixeira. Additional raffle tickets will be drawn for gift cards and prizes. The raffle tickets ($10) can be purchased up until February 18, 2023 for grape stomping. The Fire Dinner raffle will end at the end of the month, February 28, 2023 and winners will be drawn and contacted March 1, 2023.
“We are working to get the generators and fuel to the people that need them now. The kitchen and warming center in Liubov’s local church are seeing immediate benefits from our efforts,” stated John Nunes, owner of Newport Vineyards.
Join us in supporting Nikopol, Ukraine by entering the raffles for a chance to “stomp for Ukraine” or tickets to Newport Vineyards’ Fire Dinner event and various prizes.