We want to genuinely give thanks to all of you that reached out and expressed your concern for us during the latest wildfires that have descended upon the Sonoma wine country (again). Although Ricci Vineyards, and all of our staff, were unscathed by these recent flames, our neighbors to the north were not as fortunate. The good news is these active wildfires have largely been contained but the road to recovery for those affected will be long and arduous.
In 2017 we were firsthand witnesses to the Sonoma County wildfires as they encroached upon our vineyards. Even though we were lucky not sustain any major losses, we still can relate to the desperation and helplessness of those dealing with the trauma that these fires can inflict. In an effort to help those in need we will be donating 50% of our net online proceeds to the Community Foundation of Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Resilience Fund for the remainder of October. That's no typo. For every dollar you spend on wine in our online store, we will be giving 50% of that back to our community. It's pretty much a win-win: you get to help towards a good cause AND you get some delicious wine as a reward.
We are super grateful for our customers that have already ordered from us this month and we hope that we can give an even greater contribution at the end of October. If you have any questions regarding a donation, or need assistance with placing an order, please do not hesitate to email us and we will gladly assist. On behalf of all of those impacted by these fires, we sincerely appreciate your support. Together we will get through this and be stronger as a result. After all, wine heals all wounds.
For those looking to donate directly, click here or on the logo above.