Adam Puchta Winery’s Doe Camp Raises $10,250 for Local Charities

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Raylene Hollrah (left), representing Just Call Me Ray and Paula Pierce (right), representing the Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer , each accepted a check for $5,125 from Aimee Viehmann, marketing specialist at Adam Puchta Winery.
Raylene Hollrah (left), representing Just Call Me Ray and Paula Pierce (right), representing the Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer , each accepted a check for $5,125 from Aimee Viehmann, marketing specialist at Adam Puchta Winery.

(Hermann, Mo.) – Adam Puchta Winery in Hermann, MO held its 4th annual Doe Camp on Friday, November 7 and raised $10,250 for the Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer and the Just Call Me Ray foundation. Doe Camp is a ladies night out, however “bucks” were welcome. The evening featured wine tastings, a variety of cash-and-carry vendors, raffles, live auction and much more.

Approximately 350 people attended the fundraiser. The proceeds are donated to the Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer and to the Just Call Me Ray foundation to continue assisting those in the community fighting cancer and help raise awareness of early breast cancer detection and warnings about breast implants. This year’s combined proceeds from the large raffle packages, vendor drawings, live auction, Save a Rack t-shirt and wine donations and other contributions earned the largest donation in the history of the Doe Camp event.

“I wish to thank my employees for volunteering their time at this year’s Doe Camp,” says winery owner, Tim Puchta. “Also thanks to the vendors, Tom Jacquin for emceeing and to all the ladies and “bucks” that came out to support us and the community. It’s fun and rewarding when so many people work together towards the same goal.”

This year Adam Puchta Winery released two special fundraising wines, Save a Rack Blanc and Save a Rack Rouge; for every bottle sold they proudly donate $5 to the featured Doe Camp charities. From October 1 though Doe Camp weekend the winery sold more than 600 bottles. These fine wines are still available only at the winery in very limited quantities.

In addition to the raffles, a live auction was held where three (3) VIP wine dinners were sold to the highest bidders, each selling for $800. “I’ve got my work cut out for me.” says Puchta. “It started out as just one dinner but several people said they would match the price of the first dinner sold so, how could I say no.” A wine and food pairing party for 10 people, a St. Louis Blues hockey basket and Whitetail Superstar Package were also auctioned that evening.

The 2015 Doe Camp has been scheduled for Friday, November 6 and will be held at Adam Puchta Winery. To learn more about Doe Camp, visit www.adampuchatwine.com or call 573-486-5596.