Viñedos en Flor 2016 – Supporting Albergue San Vicente de Paul children’s hospital

Another chance to sample many wines from Valle de Guadalupe and to help out a local children’s hospital? Sounds like a smart way to spend a Saturday. Throw in a couple celebrity chefs and it is a slam dunk. Winery Vinicola Bibayoff hosted the event with around 50 wineries and a number of food vendors.

Low clouds and light rain kept a few people away

Leaving plenty of wine for me

Preparing the goat for roasting

Chef Javier Plascencia getting his hands dirty in between photos with fans

Chef Drew Deckman put together a delicious Lechon plate

Chef Javier Plascencia goat with perfect seasoning

Prior to the event three artists volunteered to collaborate with children in attendance to paint one piece each to be auctioned for the hospital. The artists provided guidance to the children based on their design and added some of their talents to the pieces too.

Three artists and their artwork

Try as he might, Chef Deckman couldn’t managed to get the high bid on any of the pieces

This mom, whose children helped paint the piece, was not to be discouraged and managed to snag the last piece of the day. All told around $1,000 was raised from the artwork. Not too shabby.

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