Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Dine in DiVine 2013


The 2013 Dine in DiVine event is right around the corner. This evening guests will appreciate an assortment of spectacular cars, fine dining and fabulous Chateau Julien wines. Enjoy the unique opportunity to dine in our Chai, home to over 1,000 French and American oak barrelscelebrate amid the aging wineShow your rare, exotic or vintage car in the show and purchase dinner tickets at club member pricing. 
Château Julien Wine Estate is located on 16 acres in Carmel Valley, California. The winery boasts breathtaking vistas of the lush green valley surrounded by the majestic Carmel Valley Mountains. 
Visit the website HERE

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Our proprietor, Patty Brower, has made several trips home to New Jersey to help in the relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy. 

Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive storm of the 2012 hurricane season. In the US, Hurricane Sandy affected 24 states with particularly severe damage in New Jersey and New York. On October 29th, streets, tunnels and subway lines were flooded cutting power in and around the city. Homes and lives were lost and the damage is estimated at over $71 Billion.

Here’s an interesting look at Hurricane Sandy, by the numbers:

$18 billion: Amount the federal government has kicked in for debris removal
7 million: Number of people left without power
2.5 million: Amount of cubic yards of debris removed to date
800,000: Number of daily and public transit customers affected
346,000 homes: Damaged or destroyed
185,000: Number of businesses in New Jersey impacted
116,000: Number of New Jerseyans evacuated or displaced from homes
41,000: Number of families still displaced from their homes
100,000: Number of storm-related unemployment claims
17,000: Number of out-of-state utility workers who came to New Jersey to restore power
8,000: Estimated number of jobs lost in November because of Sandy
1,400: Number of sunken vessels in the wake of the storm
1,000: Number of schools that lost their power
6: Number of schools completely destroyed by Sandy
600: Number of full or partial road closures
127: Number of shelters open at the peak of the storm

Patty may be best known for the elegant wines produced by the Chateau Julien Wine Estate in Carmel Valley, CA, however it is her heart and commitment to helping those in need that best describes her. She is not afraid to trade in her business suit for protective gear and get her hands dirty. Here are a few pictures from her most recent trip home to help in the relief efforts:

Here is Patty  at the shore before heading off to work on the other side of town. "Clean sand FINALLY! and new boards on the boardwalk!"

"Off to work I went doing a "muck-out". Ripping the walls, ceilings & floors out of destroyed houses of people who can't afford a professional clean up & breakdown."