A Day of Volunteering: Pinot Days

I should probably start out with stating the obvious….I love wine.

That said, pinot noir would have to be one of my least favorite wines.  But I was looking for some volunteering opportunities.  Oh and there was free wine for the volunteers.  And well, free wine is good wine in my book.  So volunteer I did.

It was being held at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica airport.  Which was an interesting venue.  There were over 100 wineries there, a few cheese vendors and some miscellaneous wine-related vendors.  Immediately walking inside the hanger and you’re over-powered overwhelmed with the hum of all the voices bouncing all around the metallic hanger.

My volunteer shift was one of the later shifts (3:00 – 5:30) which meant there wasn’t all that much for me to do up at the front table.  Not many people were arriving the last two hours of the event.  But I did get to see plenty of really, really drunk people leaving.  And that alone was worth the volunteering experience.

I did take a super quick taste before I checked out. I mean I had to, it was wine 😉

I’ll definitely sign up to volunteer again next year (though I’d love to have an earlier shift with a bit more responsibility).  And if you like pinot, you might want to check it out.

4 thoughts on “A Day of Volunteering: Pinot Days

  1. Eric White

    Thanks for volunteering! Be sure to sign up early for volunteering next year and make a note of what shift you are interested in, and I am certain we will be able to accommodate you 🙂

  2. Katy Tafoya

    Yes, definitely keep a lookout for it again next year. It was fun and I was amazed at how many wineries they had there (which is nothing compared to San Francisco I'm sure).

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