Historically, Spanish Missionaries via Mexico grew vines in California (the Mission grape) to make sure that a vital part of the Catholic mass, the communion, was able to occur. Today’s tour was donated to the Raphael House of Portland last year as a fundraiser. The Raphael House is a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to ending intimate partner violence for good, and this tour reminds me that we are all part of a community. Regardless of religion, sexual preference, ethnicity or religious beliefs, there is nothing wrong with religiously drinking wine! Click on the collage for a link to more photos.