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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WINE ROAD—GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

The Wine Road and its members have always been important supporters of local charitable organizations. Whether it’s donating wine, tours, dinners and gift items or pouring at charitable events and raising money, we’ve always been there to help our local non-profits.

Redwood Empire Food Bank

Since 2005, the Wine Road has partnered with the Redwood Empire Food Bank, donating a portion of ticket sales from our events. From 2005 through 2016, we’ve collected over $350,000 for the Food Bank. That money helps feed struggling people whose next meal might be days away without support from the Redwood Empire Food Bank.

Wine Road donates one dollar from every ticket sold during our three annual events (Wine & Food Affair, Winter Wineland and Barrel Tasting). Plus, we donate one dollar from every Ticket to the Wine Road and all the Barrel Tasting ticket sales for designated drivers. As we continue our partnership with the Redwood Empire Food Bank, we hope you’ll continue to do your part by attending our annual events and purchasing your Ticket to the Wine Road throughout the year.

If you’d like to donate directly to the Redwood Empire Food Bank, click here to open their secured donation page.

Spreading It Around

In addition to our partnership with the Food Bank, Wine Road donates to 80–100 different non-profits annually. Donations include Wine Road event tickets, Wine Road cookbooks and other Wine Road items. This typically adds up to more than $10,000 annually. This total does not include the thousands of dollars in wine, tours, dinners, lodging and more that our members donate each year to numerous charities, locally and nationally.

Here are a few non-profits that Wine Road supports year after year:

Reaching Out

In March 2013, several Wine Road members flew to Seattle to pour their wines and donate auction items to raise money for Washington’s Northwest Harvest, a statewide food bank. The wine tasting and auction raised $17,000. Northwest Harvest and the Wine Road were thrilled with the funds raised, and we hope to hold similar events in other cities in the future. For these events, Wine Road member wineries pay their own airfare, lodging and ground transportation, plus generously donate plenty of wine and staff time.

In February 2014 we hit the road again with tasting events in Phoenix, Tuscon and Seattle, working with a different non-profit in each city. For each event the ticket sales and silent auction proceeds went directly to the non-profit. This was a total of just over $24,000 for the three events. Phoenix – ASPCA, Tuscon – Habitat for Humanity and Seattle – Northwest Harvest Food Bank.

Thanks for Your Support

Wine Road and its members are able to give back to our community because you support us by attending our events and visiting us throughout the year. Because of you we are able to share with others, and we just want to say “Thank you!”