Sonoma, CA (November 1, 2017) — In response to the devastating North Bay Fires, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards is cancelling the 2017 Glorious Bites Challenge Finals competition and instead has shifted its energies towards philanthropic efforts focused on rebuilding the local Sonoma community.
All ticket sales for the Glorious Bites Challenge Final will be refunded in full and all three semi-finalists will share the title as co-winners, receiving the grand prize of $5,000 each. Congratulations go to the following and their outstanding recipes:
- Ellen Verdugo of Gloucester, MA with Smoky Spanish Paprika-Dusted Sea Scallops Seared in Duck Fat, with Silky Saffron-Ginger Aioli, on Salty, Sweet Potato Chips
- Ashley Mincey of Columbus, OH with Sweet & Savory Harvest Pizzette
- April Timboe, Siloam Springs, AR with Tandoori Shrimp Falafel with Lemony Mint Yogurt Sauce and Pickled Red Onions
To help its neighbors, friends and community be #SonomaStrong, Gloria Ferrer has begun a series of fundraising initiatives. Proud to be part of this resilient and determined community, the efforts to raise funds will be ongoing and continue well into the new year.
About Gloria Ferrer
A pioneering history and approach to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have made Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards a leader in California sparkling wine for almost 30 years. Founded in 1986 in Sonoma, California, by the Ferrer family of Spain, Gloria Ferrer combines the best of sparkling winegrowing history with the bounty of the Carneros winegrowing region using time-honored méthode champenoise winemaking traditions and centuries-old sustainable practices. Gloria Ferrer produces the most awarded California sparkling wines that have won over 500 gold medals and received 50 outstanding 90+ point ratings in the last 5 years. Discover the Glorious Life at www.gloriaferrer.com .