Friday night I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the annual tree lighting at Brotherhood Winery. This was very special as the the owners from Chile were in town.

They had quite the crowd at the event which was nice to see.

The evening started with a Pisco Sour. I was told this is the national drink of Chile. The drink was very good and very strong. A few of those and you can say goodnight. Pisco is similar to Grappa as it’s distilled from grapes and made in the winemaking regions of Chile and Peru.

I did learn that Brotherhood is moving forward with the refurbishing of most of the buildings on the grounds. One of the buildings will be a full service culinary restaurant. The building next to the tasting room when complete will be a reception hall good for events such as weddings and corporate affairs.

After the tree lighting, we were treated to a private party inside where we mingled with the guest. Many important people from the town of Washingtonville along with the owners, staff and friends of Brotherhood Winery. Me (with a Pisco Sour) and Hernan Donoso (President of Brotherhood)

Santa also made a guest appearance during the evening. After I told him what I wanted for Christmas he was nice enough to take a picture with me.

Wines were flowing during the reception. It was nice, because I was able to taste a variety of the wines I haven’t tasted before. Their Semi-Dry Reisling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and their famous Blanc de Blanc. All were very good!