MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Mahopac Italian American Club held its third annual Wine Tasting Festival and Competition Sunday at its clubhouse. The packed house enjoyed an afternoon of homemade vino and a meal of delicious Italian dishes.
This year, Giuseppe Cambareri took home first place and was named Mastro Del Vino. Joseph Zeolla won the second-place prize and Angelo Recine came in third. Alfonso Santaniello, last year’s Mastro Del Vino, won the Ladies’ Choice Award.
Judges Greg Breen and John and Joseph Miceli had the difficult task of choosing winners from a field of 17 homemade winemakers.
The IAC also held a series of raffles that included prizes such as restaurant gift certificates and, of course, bottles of wine.
All proceeds went to benefit Communities That Care.