Friday, September 29, 2017

WineGeese Induction Ceremony, 15th Anniversary Celebration 2017

WineGeese Maze Winery Reception at Bennett Estate in North Dallas

The Ireland Funds’ WineGeese Society members and prospective WineGeese gathered at the Bennett Estate to induct Paul McSharry of Maze Winery in Napa Valley into their hallowed halls. Maze Wines were created through the fortuitous meeting of Paul, his father Gerry, and the accomplished winemaker Mark Herold, before the harvest of 2009. Through a shared belief that in sourcing only the finest fruit, from the very best vineyards in the Napa Valley, and using only 100% French Oak barrels, truly exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon wines could be crafted. And so MAZE was born. Joining Paul was his fiance’ Vechheke Hang.

Among those gathered for the induction in the spectacular cellar at the Bennett’s were: Kieran McLoughlin, Worldwide President and CEO of The Ireland Funds; WineGeese Society Founders John Sharkey (with his wife, Helen) and Cliff Miercort; long-time WineGeese Society members June & Archie Bennett, Netta Blanchard, Mary & Rick Bush, Shelly & Tom Codd, Lou Ann & Mike Corboy, Kevin Curley, Ann & Waymon Levell, Dolores McCall, and Ellen & Andy Welch, to name but a few.

Special guests from Ireland in attendance included Stephen Douds (Vice President, Lyric Theatre), MaeBeth Fenton-Martin, John FitzGerald (University College Cork), Tommy Gallagher, Dr. Jean van-Sinderen Law (University College Cork), Maureen & David Newman, and Sir Bruce Robinson (President, Lyric Theatre). The tasty hors d’oeuvres were provided by hosts, June & Archie Bennett. The Ireland Funds’ WineGeese Society is currently celebrating their 15th Anniversary and this evening held true to their mantra…”from wine what wondrous friendship springs.”

Photos: Can Turkyilmaz


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