Making an Ocean of Difference: Frank Family Announces Partnership with 4ocean

To commemorate World Ocean Month this June, Frank Family Vineyards is proud to announce that the winery’s annual “Frank for a Cause” fundraising campaign will benefit 4ocean in its mission to end the ocean plastic crisis. Through July 2025, proceeds from Frank Family’s Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Carneros Chardonnay as well as exclusive “Frank for a Cause” packages (coming in July) will fund the removal of at least 25,000 pounds of plastic and trash from the world’s oceans, rivers and coastlines.

“With every drop we drink, we are connected to the ocean – it regulates our climate, supplies food, creates jobs, and drives economic growth,” says Leslie Frank. “As vintners, Rich and I believe that caring for our land is our deepest honor and most important work and we are excited to continue Frank Family’s living legacy by supporting 4ocean in eliminating plastic pollution, one bottle at a time.”

4ocean has been leading the clean ocean movement since 2017, with more than 36 million pounds of plastic waste and other man-made debris recovered from the world’s oceans, rivers, and coastlines through the company’s efforts. With 100% of profits supporting its mission, 4ocean is committed to raising awareness about ocean plastic pollution, reducing the need for virgin plastics in the future and funding its global ocean cleanup operations.

This yearlong initiative will kick off July 2024, featuring community beach cleanup events across the country to encourage Frank Family’s nationwide fanbase to take action together. Cleanup events will span from Florida to the Bay Area, targeting locations where we can maximize our impact. Event dates and details will be added to FrankFamilyVineyards.com/philanthropy/4ocean.

“Working alongside organizations like Frank Family Vineyards is integral to our mission at 4ocean. As a certified cleanup partner, the winery offers immediate support to the regions most affected by ocean trash,” says 4ocean co-founder and CEO, Alex Schulze. “The winery’s effort contributes to the improvement of ecosystem health and vulnerable communities. With Frank Family Vineyards on board, we’re one step closer to tackling the ocean plastic crisis.” 

For more than three decades, Frank Family Vineyards has remained steadfast in our commitment to sustainability and giving back. For Frank Family, being green involves earth-to-bottle stewardship, including protecting and restoring the Napa River watershed, saving energy and water, reducing waste and carbon footprint, and being conscientious employers and good neighbors. Our winery maintains sustainability certifications across 100% of our owned and leased operations and was awarded the California Green Medal Leader Award in 2023 for our leadership across the full spectrum of sustainability—environmental protection, social equity, and economic viability. Frank Family continues to integrate environmentally and socially responsible practices into everyday business, achieving a higher standard of sustainability year after year.

Frank Family’s partnership with 4ocean is the latest installment in our ongoing Frank for a Cause charitable giving campaign. Founded in 2018, the Frank for a Cause campaign has raised funds to support local and national charities covering a variety of causes, such as medical research, hunger relief, ecological revitalization, animal welfare, and more.

For more information about Frank Family’s partnership with 4ocean, visit frankfamilyvineyards.com/philanthropy or follow @frankfamilyvineyards on Instagram using the hashtag #FrankForACause.