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Gallery of over 250 photos from Grapes Under Pressure 3 wine event with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson

Thu, Oct 23, 2014@9:59AM | comments

UPDATE - 10/23@4:06PM: It looks like the gallery has now been password-protected, so it was apparently not supposed to be shared. Oops!

A few weeks ago Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson kicked off their Grapes Under Pressure 3 charity fundraiser by hosting a trip to Ontario's wine country for a number of Grapes for Humanity donors. The trip included a private train ride from Toronto's Union Station to Stratus Vineyards near Niagara-on-the-Lake. Participants were then greeted with a champagne reception and a hands-on tour of the vineyard where they learned winemaking techniques while drinking and tasting the The Best of Niagara from a variety of local producers of wine, beer and food products. A huge gallery of over 250 photos from the event, including plenty with Geddy and Alex were recently posted online at this location (thanks John at The 2nd phase of Grapes Under Pressure 3 consisted of a charity eBay auction that ran a couple weeks ago from Friday, October 3rd through Monday, October 13th and ended up raising thousands of dollars for Grapes for Humanity as described in this post. Grapes for Humanity is an organization that helps to raise funds to benefit humanitarian causes around the world with the assistance of the international wine community, and Geddy Lee is a member of the board of directors. In recent years he and Alex Lifeson have conducted a number of charity auctions and events to raise money for the organization as part of an initiative that they cleverly call Grapes Under Pressure. The first 2 Grapes Under Pressure events took place in 2009 and 2011.