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Bret Engelman's Fundraiser:

Make-A-Wish Central California's Wine Women & Shoes 2016 Shoe Guys

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Bret Engelman

THE STORY:

Bret graduated from CSU Fresno with a BS degree in Business Management in 1996 and another BS degree in Enology in 1999. In March 2000, he founded Engelmann Cellars.  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, who graduated Cal Poly in Graphic Communications.  Together they have brought the wine up to 3,000 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.

When asked what he likes to do in his free time, Bret responded, "When you own your own business and get asked a question like this, you really have to think about it because you really don't get much time to do what you like. The first thing that came to mind is taking a Monday off to spend time with my wife Elainea  and either have lunch at Pismo's or just catch up on the DVR.  I also love making wine. 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."

Bret and Elainea attended Wine Women & Shoes two years ago, and she told him that he should become a Shoe Guy. He agreed without hesitation, and is excited to join the event for another year. "I'm also really good at drinking wine and talking," he added.  

Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. The Central California chapter was founded in 1986, Make-A-Wish Central California chapter has granted over 2,000 wishes and serves eight counties: Fresno, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Kern, Kings, Tulare and Inyo. We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

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$235

MONEY RAISED
  • Christopher and Judy Patin

    $100

  • Steve & Sharon Starcher

     

  • Jerry & Cheryl Rebensdorf

    $100

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The Team: $11,760 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Mike Adamo

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180% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Ken Steitz

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$1,275

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Ron Rodgers

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$1,200

 

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Mike Espinosa

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$700

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Nick Sorensen

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$600

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Nathan Moore

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$550

 

110% Raised of$500 Goal

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Jason Heintz

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Michael Olmos

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Donor Comments

Jerry & Cheryl Rebensdorf

Jerry & Cheryl Rebensdorf

DONATION: $100

Remembering Carolyn with love!! 2 years ago

Steve & Sharon Starcher

Steve & Sharon Starcher

2 years ago

Christopher and Judy Patin

Christopher and Judy Patin

DONATION: $100

All the best to Bret and Elainea! 2 years ago