Jessie Menefee of Cardinal Spirits of Bloomington pours a tasting sample for attendee Ellen Olmstead at the D-Vine Wine and Beer Festival Saturday at The Commons. Submitted

The D-Vine Wine and Beer Festival raised about $20,000 for individuals with disabilities served by Developmental Services, Inc. The ninth annual tasting event included for the first time distilled beverages.

“We’re very excited to have the opportunity to participate in this event for the first time,” said Alison Zook, events director for Cardinal Spirits in Bloomington, one of four distilleries and 22 total vendors who took part in the D-Vine Fest.

“It’s great to see our community come together for some tasting and to support a good cause,” said Amy Kleinert, DSI’s chief development officer.

As in years past, D-Vine brought visitors to Columbus from many Indiana cities, including Nashville, Bloomington, Indianapolis and Lafayette, as well as St. Louis, Missouri. About 750 guests took part in the tasting event.

Developmental Services, Inc. is a nonprofit agency established in 1975 and serves children and adults with disabilities in more than 40 Indiana counties.

DSI provides early intervention, residential living options, job training and placement, community connections, after-hour activities, computer literacy, cooking classes, health and wellness, life-skills education and many other programs which help individuals live more independently.