Albion Rotary plans wine-tasting event March 11 at Cobblestone Welcome Center

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 February 2023 at 11:45 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: McKenna Boyer and her mother Deb Boyer hold a commemorative wine glass that will be giving out to people who buy tickets for a March 11 wine-tasting event at the Cobblestone Welcome Center (Thompson-Kast Visitors Center). The Boyers are organizing the event for the Albion Rotary Club.

ALBION – A wine-tasting event on March 11 is intended to bring friends together during the last stretch of winter when people are fighting cabin fever, said Deb Boyer, one of the event organizers.

“Everybody has been cooped up and it’s a chance for people to mix and mingle,” said Boyer, who has been organizing the event with her daughter, McKenna, who is also in the Rotary Club.

The wine-tasting from 2 to 5 p.m. also will be a fundraiser for the Rotary Club to support causes in the community. The event will include wine from four wineries, hors d’oeuvres by Sourced Market & Eatery, music, basket raffles, 50/50 drawings and a chance to tour the Cobblestone Welcome Center (Thompson-Kast Visitors Center) at the intersection of routes 104 and 98.

That welcome center is a brick house from 1824. The museum acquired that site and will be putting on a new addition with bathrooms and a large meeting space.

The wine-tasting also will include artwork from the Marti’s on Main art gallery, led by Kim Martillotta Muscarella in Albion.

Tickets are $20 and are available through Rotary members, Boyer by texting (585) 507-6607 or by venoming @Albion-Rotary.

Boyer said the event is timed so people can try the wine-tasting and then visit a local restaurant. It also is scheduled between Medina’s Wine About Winter on Feb. 4 and the Albion Merchants Association’s Sip & Stroll on April 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.