Sometimes a combination that seems unlikely (like churches and winemaking) results in a great outcome.
Consider the Men’s Club of Sacred Heart Church in Saratoga, California. An important activity is making wine from the church’s 280 grapevines. Award-winning wines. Through the 2012 vintage, the wines have won approximately 50 awards (some double gold) from competitions including the Orange County Fair, the Santa Clara County Fair, the Indiana State Fair, the U.S. Amateur Winemaking Competition and the Bottle Shock Open.
Steve Coates is the president of the club and said that the club and the church are a good fit. One goal of the winemaking is creating an additional incentive for men to be more attached to the church.
Workers on any of the several group work details are rewarded with a bottle of wine later on. There are other incentives as well. When it is time to get a crew together for maintenance and other chores likes netting, there are donuts....