Grapes of Grad is Laguna's largest annual wine tasting. This year's was the biggest ever.
The event, which was held this past Sunday, was hosted by the Rotary Club of Laguna Beach at Tivoli Too.
"We had more wineries, we had more food and we had way more people," said Steve Dotoratos, co-chair of Grapes for Grad along with Jeff Redeker.
That translates to more financial support for scholarships for Laguna Beach High School graduating seniors and Laguna College of Art & Design students.
"Grapes for Grads helped with the cost of college during a period of economic hardship," wrote LCAD student Michelle Faro, a 2011 scholarship recipient. "The scholarship contributed to both tuition and living expenses, allowing me to fully focus on school."
LCAD graduate Dan Mulligan, and Christine Kinder and Jake Michaels, Laguna Beach High School graduates who received scholarships in 2011, also expressed their appreciation.