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The holiday season is officially in front of us! I was amazed walking through the stores on November 1st to see very little Halloween and Thanksgiving items out to see instead most of the shelves already turned over for Christmas. So I guess it’s inevitable, time to prep for the holidays now!

While we haven’t decorated for Christmas yet at the winery, we are gearing up for some amazing events in the month of November and December. Are you looking for a gift that comes from the heart? Or maybe you want a new piece of artwork in your home? This month, our Wine & Art event will focus on you painting a gorgeous serving tray. On November 15th from 2-5pm, local artist Carol Milani will be walking us through the step by step process to create your own custom painted serving tray.

Can’t join us on the 15th? Then be sure to mark your calendar for December 12th from 6-9pm as we wrap up a year of painting with painting 2 glass mugs and a Christmas charm. A perfect gift for yourself or to give as a gift. Each session is $30 / person and includes everything you need to paint (supplies & instruction) and your choice of a glass of wine or beer. Reservations and pre-payment are required- call or stop by the winery to make reservations.

If you’re the type where it’s easier to walk into a shop, pick up some gifts and go – then we have that opportunity coming up for you as well! Shop BIG and Shop LOCAL! We will be hosting our first ever Quarter Auction on November 21st from 6:30 – 8:30pm! Tickets are $5 pre-sale or $7 at the door – each guest will receive 1 paddle. We will have a number of vendors available to shop from throughout the evening but at 7pm be ready to bid, bid, bid!

Bring a roll of quarters and as the vendors present their raffle prizes, simply toss your quarters to the center of the table, raise your paddle and be prepared to win! Extra paddles can be purchased at the door for an additional $7 or 7 non-perishable items to be donated to the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard. Money from paddles and each auction will benefit the #GarrettsvilleStrong fund. Get ready to shop from 31 Gifts,  Avon, Magnabilities, Mary Kay, Miche, Pampered Chef, Perfectly Posh, Premier Design Jewelry, Scentsy and more!

Plus be sure to stop at the winery this month for all of your gift  needs – we have some great deals on our Cranberry wine right now and will start featuring our gift baskets as well in the next couple of months. Don’t miss out!

Amanda is the Co-Owner of Candlelight Winery located at 11325 Center Road, Garrettsville.  For more information on other wine topics  please visit www.candlelightwinery.com.

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Amanda Conkol and her husband Chris are the owners of Candlelight Winery in Garrettsville, Ohio. Amanda’s passion for wine is evident in her weekly column “Notes From The Vineyard”, but that’s not all Amanda is passionate about. She maintains a full schedule raising twin daughters, working a day job consulting as an IT Project Manager and is the Girl Troop Leader for her daughters’ troop. When time allows Amanda loves to travel (especially to Disney World) and go for runs throughout Nelson Township.