dear friends

As you may know, California is currently experiencing devastating wildfires, specifically in Napa, Sonoma & Mendocino. The effect on the local families and these areas’ wine regions is going to be cataclysmic.

As a response, Patrick Cappiello, Pax Mahle & Sara Morgenstern have established the Winemakers & Sommeliers for California Wildfire Relief (WSCWR) group. The goal is to rally wine professionals and wine lovers everywhere to support those affected by these terrible fires.

WSCWR will be hosting three events in late October in partnership with the CA Wine Strong, Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief and Napa Valley Community Foundation to benefit those in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Yuba counties affected by wildfires.  

Taste food and wine from our favorite local producers while rare and cellar-worthy bottles donated by sommeliers and collectors from across the country will be available for purchase. These events will be held at Bergamot Alley (Healdsburg, CA) on October 25, Bluxome Street Winery (San Francisco, CA) on October 26, and Corkbuzz (Union Square, NYC) on October 27. 

100% of all proceeds will benefit wildfire victims with the help of CA Wine Strong, RCU NBFR, and NVCF. 

Please spread the word among as many wine collectors, enthusiasts, winemakers, and sommeliers as you can.  

Thank you and please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. We hope to see you soon!

With gratitude,
Patrick, Pax, Sara
 

 
 

 
 

WINEMAKERS & SOMMELIERS FOR CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE RELIEF / TASTING AND FÊTE

AT BERGAMOT ALLEY IN HEALDSBURG, CA

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25 AT 7PM - $50

Rare and cellar-worthy wines donated by sommeliers and collectors from across the country will be available for purchase in a wine list curated by Patrick Cappiello, Wine Director at Rebelle Restaurant and Walnut St. Café followed by an after-hours soirée - bring your dancing shoes! Throughout, local winemakers will offer complimentary tastings with food by Singlethread Farms.

Participating Wineries:

Rootdown Wines, Raft Wines, Jolie Laide Wines, Wind Gap Wines, Pax Wines, Ryme Cellars, Jaime Motley Wines, Ryme Wines, Idlewild Wines, Ruth Lewandowski Wines, Krater Cellars.

 
 

 
 

WINEMAKERS & SOMMELIERS FOR CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE RELIEF / TASTING AND auction

AT bluxome street winery in san francisco, ca

Thursday, October 26 at 6pm - $100

Rare and cellar-worthy wines donated by sommeliers and collectors from across the country will be available for purchase in a wine list curated by Patrick Cappiello, Wine Director at Rebelle Restaurant and Walnut St Cafe. During the event winemakers will offer complimentary tastings alongside food by some of the North Bay's most applauded restaurants including Saison and Charlie Palmer's Burritt Room. Attendees' generosity at the silent auction will be rewarded by ultra-premium wine selections, rare tasting experiences and priceless music memorabilia.

Participating Wineries:

Arnot Roberts, Booker Wines, Dirty & Rowdy, Domaine de la Côte, Jolie-Laide Wines, Kosta Brown Winery, Matthiasson Wines, Pax Wines, Ryme Cellars, Sandlands, Saxum Winery, Scribe Winery, Wind Gap Wines.

 
 

 
 

Winemakers & Sommeliers for California Wildfire Relief / Tasting

at Corkbuzz in New York City, NY

Friday, October 27 at 7pm - $50

Hristo Zisovski (Wine Director, Altamarea Restaurant Group), Ryan Mills-Knapp (Owner, R2 Selections), Kim Prokoshyn (Head Sommelier, Rebelle NYC) and friends will be pouring some of their favorite Californian wine selections in support and solidarity of our California events. Meanwhile, exciting cellar-worthy bottles donated by sommeliers and collectors from around the country will be available by the bottle. Hospitality and cuisine provided by Laura Maniec of Corkbuzz.