Food & Wine Society - Overview

The Orange County Bar Foundation’s Food & Wfoodwineine Society was created by Ygal and Sheila Sonenshine in 1996. This membership group was established to provide financial support to the Foundation by bringing together people who enjoy great wine paired with delicious food and the opportunity to support our community. Wine education is provided by our Cellar Master Ygal Sonenshine, who never fails to entertain while educating.

Membership in the Society is limited to members of the bench and bar and their spouses. An annual dinner fee is due in December, along with a one-time non-refundable cellar fee. The Society hosts two dinners a year.




2015 Food & Wine Society Members

Hal and Hinda BeralDon Morrow and Judy Johnson
Jason and Christine de BrettevilleMark and Kathleen Peterson
Saul and Betsy GelbartHoward Privette and Deirdre Kelly
Dennis and Mary GhanJeff and Andrea Reeves
Veronica Gray and Robert DailyMark and Melody Robinson
Andra Greene and Tom EllingsonThe Hon. Judy M. Ryan (Ret.) and Pat Ryan
Karla Kraft and Anderee BerengianDoug and Kathe Schaaf
Greg and Carol LindstromJim and Linda Skorheim
Don and Jan MartensJustice Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.) and Ygal Sonenshine
Dick and Jane MartinEleanor A Stegmeier, Esq.
Doug and Melissa McCormickAl and Cindy Stokke
Gary and Carolyn McKitterickChris and Maureen Wesierski


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