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The Grape Debate Will Raise Funds for Developmentally Disabled Adults


Looking to increase your wine knowledge? On Friday, March 3, 2017, for the sixth year in a row, Our House Foundation will host The Grape Debate to benefit adults with developmental and other disabilities.

The Grape Debate kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at the Basking Ridge Country Club, with a limited-seating class on Old World vs. New World wine, led by Andrew Bell, President of American Sommelier Association in New York City and Founder of Wine Symphony.

Guests will also learn about an exciting new project that Our House Inc. will be embarking on in the community, and hear from families served by the organization.

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The main portion of the evening will feature a blind tasting competition in which all guests are invited to participate in, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live music, as well as tastings offered by various wine, beer and spirits vendors. Vendors include Fedway, Vias Imports, Martin Scott Wines, Vine Street Imports, and Verity Wine Partners, generously coordinated by Gary’s Wine & Marketplace.

Sponsors of the evening include Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sumas, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Danielle Lumby, the Leo Foundation, Brown and Brown Insurance, Leshner, Franchino, & Co, LLP., Youth Consultation Services, Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Deborah Otner, and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce and Mary Dalziel.

For tickets and sponsorships, visit or call Stephanie D’Souza at 908-464-8008, ext. 141.

About Our House Inc. 

Founded in 1980, Our House, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides residential, employment and recreational services to more than 250 individuals with developmental disabilities. Our first home opened in 1980 in Summit, NJ, and we have steadily grown to 38 residences throughout Union, Essex, Somerset and Morris Counties.

The goal of Our House, Inc. is to promote a high quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. Services are designed to be flexible, in order to meet each individual’s unique needs. A strong emphasis is placed on enhancing community involvement and participation, as well as helping individuals develop meaningful connections to community life. Individuals are encouraged to make independent choices about their lives, with support from trained and caring staff. To learn more about Our House, visit

About Our House Foundation

The mission of Our House Foundation is to private financial support to Our House, Inc., a non-profit public agency that provides housing, employment, and other social services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

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