On Dec. 16, the Uncorked Canada Committee gathered with Rotary Club of Picton Treasurer to witness the draw of the winning ticket for the Wall of Wine Raffle which was the grand prize from a series of online fundraising events for Uncorked Canada.
Director of the All Canadian Wine Championships (ACWC) Bev Carnahan, drew the winning ticket for the grand prize of 72 bottles of wine. The lucky winner was Randy Oliver from Cobourg, ON.
The Uncork Canada Committee Rob Leek and Bob Bird were present to witness the draw
The ACWC has been critiquing Canadian wines since 1981, making it one of the world’s oldest wine competitions. Each year, after the scoring of an estimated 1,400 wines is completed, the ACWC partner with the Rotary Club of Picton to raise funds for various local projects.
“Due to covid restrictions, the public Uncork Canada event has not been held for the past two years,” Carnahan said. “This year, the ACWC set up a weekly mixed case and themed wine baskets for the Rotary to offer in an on-line auction, culminating in the grand prize of our Wall of Wine—six cases of award winning wines.
From the online fundraising coming to $2,860 and tickets sold for the Wall of Wine total being $4,700, the total amount raised was $7,560 for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation Back the Build and many other local charities.
“We are hopeful 2022 will see the virus under control and we can resume the public tasting event this June,” added Carnahan.
For more information on the Wall of Wine please visit https://pictonrotary.ca/Page/wall-of-wine-raffle