Wreckage of the winery building at Signorello Estate.
October 8th marked the beginning of a series of wildfires that burned across Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties. More than 250,000 acres in Northern California had been consumed by the Tubbs, Atlas, and Nuns fires; while most wineries and many vineyards emerged unscathed, the fires destroyed an enormous amount of housing, leaving many winery and vineyard hands homeless. An estimated 8,900 structures were destroyed and over 90,000 people were forced to evacuate. There are still many organizations seeking help with recovery efforts.
Here, some places to donate funds:
American Red Cross
Community Foundation Sonoma County Resilience Fund
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Disaster Fund
Napa Valley Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund
Redwood Credit Union’s North Bay Fire Relief
United Way of the Wine Country Fire Relief Fund
Charles Communications Associates
Also, events to attend:
Petit Marlowe Wine Diner Series
The Grateful Table
And fundraising collaborations:
Let’s Raise the Glass
Deanna Gonnella, is a graduate of NYC’s International Culinary Center’s Classic Culinary Arts program, a private chef and our in-house expert on all things culinary. She’s also worked the floor as a sommelier, and advised buyers at Vintry Fine Wines in Manhattan, so she knows a thing or two about wine.
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