It has been a difficult couple of weeks here in the Napa Valley, but because of the tireless efforts of CalFire, our own Rutherford Volunteer Fire Department and so many other firefighting crews from around the country our Rutherford community survived without losing any of our historic buildings, wineries or vineyards. There are many who weren’t as fortunate, and our hearts go out to all who lost their lives, homes and business in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties. If you would like to donate funds that will directly help those who need it the most please use this link for the Napa Valley Community Fund’s Disaster Relief or this link for the Redwood Credit Union’s North Bay Fire Relief Fund.
We also want you to know that the air has cleared, the roads and businesses are open, and we’re ready to start welcoming back visitors from near and far! We invite you to come visit our Rutherford Appellation wineries and spread the word that the Napa Valley is still a food and wine lover's paradise. And of course, while you are making your plans and booking tasting appointments with the wineries we hope that you’ll open some wine and raise your glass in honor of first responders, community and our beautiful valley.
RDS Board and Members
Please see below for specific opportunities to support fire recovery and relief efforts alongside RDS members.
Tres Sabores ~ Pomegranate & Paella Party to Benefit NVCF Fire Relief Fund
Saturday, October 28th
Join Tres Sabores for fresh Paella by Zuzu, fun Latin tunes by Yolo Mambo, signature libations & plenty of Tres Sabores wines of course! 100% of the silent auction proceeds as well as 10% of all wine sales through November 1st will go to NVCF. You can reserve your tickets or book a tasting reservation by clicking this link, or by calling (707)967-8027.
Rutherford Ranch Winery ~ Mystery Case Sale
Rutherford Ranch Winery is doing a mystery case sale Oct. 28-29th on their website, where they will be donating $20 dollars to the Napa Valley Fire Relief Fund for each case sold. Visit their website here.
Flora Springs ~ Napa Valley Fire Relief Benefit Music Festival
Sunday, October 29th
Flora Springs will hold a benefit music festival on Sunday, October 29th at The Room in St. Helena with all proceeds going to victims of the recent Napa Valley wildfires through the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund. The fundraiser, held from 12pm to 5pm, will feature five San Francisco Bay Area bands and musicians including Serf & James, Fellow Vessel, Sean Garvey, Mr. Kind, and Miss Moonshine. Flora Springs wines by the glass and bottle will be poured and small bites will be served. The event will also feature an auction including wines and other items. Admission to the event is complimentary and no RSVP is needed. For more information, visit this link.
Alpha Omega ~ Alpha Omega Foundation
Goal to Raise $100,000 for Fire Relief
Alpha Omega has been providing meals to members of the community who were displaced during the fire with Operation BBQ Relief. Now, Alpha Omega is asking for your donations to go to the Alpha Omega Foundation, a 501(c)(3). The Alpha Omega Foundation does not use any donated funds to pay for its administrative costs; therefore, 100% of all funds will go to the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, the Rutherford Volunteer Fire Department and our Alpha Omega family member who is without a permanent home. The goal is to raise $100,000. Visit Alpha Omega's website to donate today.
Quintessa Winery ~ Website and Visitor Center Donations
Now through December 31
To help rebuild Napa & Sonoma in the coming months, the Huneeus family will be donating 5% of all purchases through the Quintessa website and visitor center until December 31 to the Napa Valley and Sonoma County Community Foundations up to $50,000.
PEJU ~ Online Sales and Tasting Fee Donations
Now through October 31st
Peju will donate 20% of online proceeds to the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund through October. Peju will donate 100% of all tasting fees through the month of October. Visit peju.com for details.
Frank Family Vineyards ~ Tasting Fee Donations
Through October 31st
Frank Family Vineyards has been donating all tasting fees since October 16th and will be donating all tasting fees until the end of the month. Visit frankfamilyvineyards.com to select specific charities.
Grgich Hills ~ Tasting Fee Donation
Now through November 30th
Grgich Hills is donating 100% of bar tasting fees to the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund now through Nov 30th.