Solano County

Wine flows for Meals on Wheels of Solano

By From page A3 | March 27, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A local winery plans to introduce its new cuvée April 6 at a fundraiser to benefit Meals on Wheels of Solano County.

Galvan Family Cellars will release County Line Cuvée Wine, which was developed for Mankas Steakhouse, at an event to support the organization that helped a housebound friend who was ill, according to Meals on Wheels Executive Director Cathy Hall in a press release.

A fee, a portion which benefits Meals on Wheels of Solano, includes a cuvee tasting and three-course meal with a wine variety chosen by the chef. The tasting starts at 5 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. at Mankas Steakhouse, 2522 Mankas Corner Road.

Approximately 145 Meals on Wheels of Solano County volunteers distribute about 650 meals each weekday to senior centers and to the homes of seniors.

The organization operates with an annual budget of about $900,000 – but lost $30,000 because of automatic federal spending cuts known as sequestration. That led to service cuts. For example, Meals on Wheels cut from five to three the number of meals served each week at the Suisun City Senior Center. Fundraisers are now the order of the day for the organization, Hall said.

County Line Cuvée Wine will also be available for purchase at Wooden Valley Winery, 4756 Suisun Valley Road.

For more information on the April 6 event and to RSVP, call 425-3207. For more information on Meals on Wheels of Solano, go to www.mealsonwheelssolano.org or call 428-0638.

Glen Faison contributed to this report. Reach Adrienne Harris at 427-6956 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aharrisdr.

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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