Like the best grapes in a vineyard, the inaugural “cru” of harvest interns with Our Legacy Harvested (OLH) were the pick of the bunch. And now, at the nonprofit’s third annual BIPOC Block Party, the community is invited to come together and celebrate the fruits of their labor.
On Sat., Nov. 5 from 1 to 8 p.m., the block in front of McMinnville’s Mac Market will be shut down to host a family-friendly afternoon of live music and interactive activities featuring BIPOC artisans, chefs, brewers, vintners, and more.
There will also be a graduation ceremony to recognize the achievements of the wine production interns: Denzel Green (WillaKenzie Estate), Marcy Alcantar-Marshall and Raven Blake (Adelsheim Vineyard), and Dr. Kimberley Dockery, who’s currently taking her WSET 2 and dreams of opening her own business with a vegan twist.
“The phenomenal community support for Our Legacy Harvested and the inaugural interns has been overwhelming,” said OLH founder Tiquette Bramlett. “What an incredible moment to see a dream I had in March 2020 come to life with this incredible group of individuals. I hope everyone can come out to meet them and celebrate their graduation, while supporting the next class of interns with your presence at this fun event.”
Tickets are $20 and will support OLH’s long-term goal of building a permanent campus, while enabling the organization to continue hosting pop-up events, fundraisers, dinners, and educational seminars.