This event was originally inspired by heartbreak, when Efeste owners Kevin and Angela Taylor learned their five-year-old son, Joe, was diagnosed with leukemia. Thankfully, five years later, Joe completed his treatment – and the fundraiser has turned into a celebration.
According to Angie, ”We are so grateful to LLS for bringing medical advances so far along in making this blood disease and treatment a story of survivorship, not just for our family but the thousands of others.”
Between Rockin’ Sips and Tough Guy wine, named in honor of Joe, Efeste has raised more than $57,000, with support from its community of friends, colleagues and wine enthusiasts. (Beer drinkers are also welcomed at Rockin’ Sips.)
Seattle cover band, the Slacks, are headlining at the event, which also features raffles and a silent auction in addition to wines and beer from Rôtie Cellars,Côte Bonneville, Sparkman Cellars, Treveri Cellars, Pike Brewing, and Black Raven Brewing Company.
The fundraiser will be held at 4:30 p.m. on June 8 at the winery in Woodinville.
Tickets are available at the winery tasting room or online — they cost $35 until May 24, and then increase to $45.
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