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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wineries, a brewery that deserve your business

It's been over four months since the fires ravaged Santa Rosa and damaged other parts of Sonoma and Napa Counties. Donations flowed to fire relief efforts for a month or two afterward, but have slowed. The need to assist those displaced is still there, however.

A couple local wineries and a brewery recently made substantial donations to help.

Benovia Winery in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County donated $100,000 in matching funds plus $15,000 in tasting room fees. They produce great Pinot Noir, BTW.

Alpha Omega in Napa Valley donated $100,000 to local relief  efforts from ticket sales to a benefit event this summer. A-O is known for their Cabernet.

Russian River Brewery of Santa Rosa raised $900,000 by raffling tickets to cut in line at their Pliny the Younger release going on now and from sales of a special beer, Sonoma Pride. Thank you Natalie and Vinny.

Not a complete list, but some of the wine businesses donating substantial dollars to fire relief are Gallo, B Wise, Foley, Hall, Rodney Strong, Joseph Phelps, and Treasury (owners of Beringer, Chateau St. Jean, and others). Many wineries and breweries have donated money from the sales of certain product or event.

These folks deserve our support!