Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Washington Governor's Mansion Foundation and Walter Dacon Wines
June 8th was a spectacular evening for Walter Dacon Wines. We were privileged to be invited to the Governor's Mansion to participate in a fund raiser sponsored by the non-partisan Governor's Mansion Foundation.
The wine tasting event was a 'first' for the mansion and will probably become an annual event based on its success. The Governor, Chris Gregoire, was on hand to welcome several hundred participants and share stories about how the Foundation was started by then First Lady, Nancy Evans, in 1972.
As the evening was winding down and the governor departed to a private meeting, a security person for the Governor approached Lloyd and Ann. She indicated that the Governor had requested Walter Dacon and "would we please follow her to the private area?" As we arrived at the door to the private area, another security person came out and said, "Oh, I'm sorry, she requested Walter Dacon wine, not the winemaker". Needless to say, everyone erupted in laughter and even more laughter. Lloyd said he would get lots of mileage in the future telling this story!