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Wine Women & Shoes Fresno Shoe Guys

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Bret Engelman

THE STORY:

Owner / Winemaker of Engelmann Cellars

Fresno, CA

About Me:

Engelmann Cellars was founded in March 2000 by Bret Engelman after graduating CSU Fresno with a BS degree in Business Management in 1996 and another BS degree in Enology in 1999.  After college Bret was in charge of all wine making at a 12 million gallon a year winery in the Fresno area.  In 2000 he started Engelmann Cellars in an old raisin shed that his grandfather built on the 200 acre family vineyard in 1957.  Today Engelmann Cellars is run by Bret and his wife Elainea Engelman who graduated Cal Poly in Graphic Communications.  Together they have brought the wine up to 3000 cases a year with 85% sold directly to the customer in their tasting room or online.  Engelmann Cellars also has 5 local Costco warehouses selling their wine.

Things I like to do:

When you own your own business and get asked a question like what do you like to do you really have to think about it because you really don't get much time to do what you like.  Fortunately for me the first two things that came to mind are taking a Monday off to spend time with my wife Elainea either lunch at Pismo's or just catching up on the DVR.  My other favorite thing and it sounds cheesy but I do love making wine so when I am working in the winery it is long hours but for me it isn't really work since I love it so much.  

Why did I want to be a Shoe Guy?

My wife went to the event last year and she told me I should be one.  So that meant I was going to be a Shoe Guy right there.  Also I really good at drinking wine and talking.  

About Make-A-Wish:

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$430

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joyce Lipton

    $50

  • Ellie & Janelle

     

  • Stephanie Howell

    $100

  • Edward Jones Sr.

    $50

  • Gamer Babe Paulette

    $30

  • Chris Sjostrand

    $50

  • Claudia Sibilio

    $50

  • John Blumer

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215% Raised of$200 Goal

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The Team: $12,155 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Mike Adamo

Amount Raised

$2,150

 

108% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Poncho Baker

Amount Raised

$1,700

 

113% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Hagop Bedoyan

Amount Raised

$1,305

 

131% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Ryan Ramirez

Amount Raised

$605

 

121% Raised of$500 Goal

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Henry T. Perea

Amount Raised

$600

 

60% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Jason Heintz

Amount Raised

$540

 

45% Raised of$1,200 Goal

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Brandon Gonzales

Amount Raised

$525

 

175% Raised of$300 Goal

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Marquese Brown

Amount Raised

$520

 

52% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

John Blumer

John Blumer

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Claudia Sibilio

Claudia Sibilio

DONATION: $50

Hope for the kids! And, I want to park next to Joyce. 4 years ago

Chris Sjostrand

Chris Sjostrand

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Gamer Babe Paulette

Gamer Babe Paulette

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Edward Jones Sr.

Edward Jones Sr.

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Stephanie Howell

Stephanie Howell

DONATION: $100

Awesome Bret. 4 years ago

Ellie & Janelle

Ellie & Janelle

4 years ago

Joyce Lipton

Joyce Lipton

DONATION: $50

In memory of Ann Lipton 4 years ago