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The Winos - Washington Wine & Charity, Forgeron Cellars

"Why do you think wine & charity go so well together?" Our first winemaker, Marie-Eve Gilla from Forgeron Cellars, took time from her very busy life to share her thoughts.

Over the course of the next few weeks we will be sharing interviews with a few of Washington's winemakers. We approached each of them with the question, "Why do you think wine and charity go so well together?" Our first winemaker, Marie-Eve Gilla from Forgeron Cellars, took time from her very busy life to share her thoughts.

"I think one of the reasons is that people who are interested in fine wine and food are in a position to give to charities and regularly attend charity events," said Marie-Eve. "These are people who are doing well and feel the desire to give back." Another of the reasons she gave us is that wine helps to set the stage for a successful charity event. "If you are at an event, and there is wine and good company, people are going to be more comfortable and willing to enjoy themselves," she comments. "They will be in the mood to give more."

Two of Marie-Eve's favorite charities are Camp Korey and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. "I have young children and I am concerned with the health and welfare of children. Camp Korey is a program that allows terminally ill children the opportunity to go camping and have a week of hope." Camp Korey, located in Carnation, Washington, has a staff of doctors, nurses and counselors that provide children suffering from serious and terminal illness the chance to be a kid.