BUSINESS BRIEFS: PA restaurant donatesmore than $2K to VIMO; PT winery wins awards

PORT ANGELES — Jig & Lure Fish Co. employees recently presented a $2,888.50 check to Volunteers in Medicine in the Olympics (VIMO), which runs a free primary health and dental care clinic in Port Angeles.

The check, representing donations made at the restaurant throughout the month of October, was presented at a Soroptimist club meeting.

Jig & Lure employees do not accept tips, but customers are invited to leave a donation for a local charity.

The program has raised over $25,000 for local community groups since its launch in April and has partnered with United Way since September.

For more information, contact Christy Smith of United Way of Clallam County at christy@unitedwayclallam.org.

PT winery wins awards at tasting

PORT TOWNSEND — FairWinds Winery recently won silver and bronze medals at the 38th annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival gala public wine tasting in Kennewick.

The following are the winery’s awards for its entries:

• Bronze, 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

• Silver, 2007 Lemberger

• Bronze, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot

This year’s six-member professional judging panel had 426 festival entries to judge from 90 Northwest wineries.

Besides entries from Washington, there were entries from wineries in Idaho, Montana and Oregon. Judging took place during the first week of November.

The event culminated in the best-of-show award, which this year went to Cairdeas Winery from Lake Chelan for its 2014 Tri Red Wine Blend.

For more information, visit www.tricitieswinesociety.com/awards.html.

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