Rebuild Wine Country
Wine Enthusiast Partnership
"October’s devastating Northern California wildfires impacted communities, colleagues, friends and families of the wine world. As the entire industry looks towards long-term relief for the affected businesses and residents of these hallmark regions, Wine Enthusiast Media has aligned with Rebuild Wine Country (RWC), a long-term giving fund dedicated to rebuilding homes for owners and renters most in need in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake and Mendocino Counties. RWC is partnered with the non-profit Habitat for Humanity.
“We’re proud to announce our alliance with the incredible initiatives of Rebuild Wine Country,” says Co-Founder and Publisher of Wine Enthusiast Media, Adam Strum. “We will be working alongside and in support of Rebuild Wine Country’s efforts as we turn our focus to long-term solutions to help get these iconic regions back on their feet and beyond.”
The Daily Meal
"Young's Market Company, the premier wine and spirits distributor in the western United States, announces two charitable campaigns benefitting those impacted by the Northern California wildfires – the Young's Disaster Relief Fund and the Campaign to Rebuild Napa and Sonoma."
“Friends of mine in Sonoma county lost their homes,” Chris Strieter, cofounder of Senses Wines and one of the driving forces behind Rebuild Wine Country, said in a phone interview. “I wanted [the crowdfunding campaign] to be something digital and easily shared.”
The Wall Street Journal
What Can We Do to Help California’s Wine Country? by the Wall Street Journal
"As fires tore through Napa, Sonoma and neighboring counties, wine columnist Lettie Teague reached out to those in the region who lost homes and wineries. Here, their stories and advice on how to provide support where it’s most urgently needed."
"This fund will use donations to begin the process of rebuilding homes that have been lost, prioritizing those who need them most, including elderly individuals and farm workers."
"Château de Pommard, owned by North Bay local Michael Baum, will be holding a silent auction Nov. 17-19 (Hospices weekend) to benefit the Rebuild Wine Country fire-relief charity... "We hope to not only raise money to benefit those affected by the fires, but to also bridge the connection between California and French wine countries while raising awareness and solidarity for the incredible efforts being made by the North Bay communities," Château de Pommard rep Julie Albin told Unfiltered via email."