Charity Winetasting & Dinner 25th January 2013

Charity Winetasting & Dinner with Campolargo Wines


On Friday 25th January 2013, we packed the garrafeira of Restaurante Veneza near Paderne for a jolly evening of wine, food and fellowship.  A total of 65 people were in attendance, including members of 7 Algarve Rotary Clubs together with their friends, family, and supportive members of the public.  Seven wines were presented and served with appropriately matched food.

The raffle was popular, with 13 prizes, and also successful was the auction of a commemorative bottle of Duke of Bragança port – Vallegra Vinhos “Regis Causa“ vintage 2007 which had been donated to the club by then-Honorary Member, Dom Duarte Pio, the Duke of Bragança.  The bottle netted a whopping € 80.

The evening was organised by Rotary Club Estoi Palace International, together with the Algarve Chapter of the Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship (RWAF) in aid RCEPI's matching grant project to purchase a refrigerated lorry for the Banco Alimentar (Food Bank.)  

The event netted € 910, which means that our goal to raise the equivalent of US$ 10.000 toward this project has now been met!!  Well done, everyone.

We want to thank all those who attended and also a special thank you to Carlos Campolargo for providing and presenting his wines, and also to Silvio Encarnação of Algarwine for helping with the organisation of the evening.  Everyone left happy, having enjoyed the wines and food, met new friends and renewed old friendships . . . and several were heard to ask 'When can we do this again?'