Wine Country is open for business!
In the wake of wine country’s most devastating firestorm to date, is only the beginning for many families and business owners who are faced with rebuilding their lives. We feel fortunate to have received such an enormous outpouring of support during and after such a harrowing time, and many of you have asked how you can continue to help in relief efforts. Below are five ways you can still help aid victims of last month’s fires.
Drink Napa and Sonoma wines!
One of the best and most delicious ways to help us as we get back to a new normal here in wine country is to choose Northern California wine whenever you can. Whether it is off the shelf, online, over the phone, or off of a menu; wine country needs your support! And when supporting Frank Family and our neighbors tastes so good, why not?
Spread the word that Napa and Sonoma wineries are open, and plan a visit if you can.
Hotels, restaurants, and wineries alike have been through a lot, and all have done their part to give back. Local restaurants fed evacuees and first responders, hotels gave free rooms to those who were displaced and gave fire fighters from all over the country a place to rest after working for days on end. Many wineries are now open and have pledged to give tasting fees and a portion of wine sales to chosen charities which will directly benefit wildfire victims. Show them some love by booking your trip soon.
Donate to the charities we recommend: Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund/Sonoma County Resilience Fund.
These local funds ensure that your donation goes straight to the people in our community that need it most.
If you live locally, you know that we’ve only just begun to rebuild. While it might still be early on to know how best to volunteer your time, be aware that there will be many ways you can help in these efforts.
Don’t live locally?
Keep an eye out for events in your area at wine bars and restaurants—many of them have stepped up and have offered to donate proceeds to wildfire relief efforts.