(Yountville, CA, November 4th 2014) — Following the August 24th Napa Valley earthquake and damage assessment at Jessup Cellars in Yountville, California, the boutique winery discovered a case stack of its 2009 Petite Sirah with stained labels from other broken bottles. The winery immediately offered up the wines to its extensive membership with 100% of proceeds to go to quake relief. The allotment sold out almost immediately, so to meet demand from its followers anxious to help, Jessup Cellars offered up its non-damaged Petite Sirah at 50% off with 50% of sales to go to quake relief. The fundraising effort raised just under $6,000.00 for the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, which is managed by the Napa Valley Community Foundation and was created with a $10 million lead gift from the Napa Valley Vintners following the quake.
“We really appreciate how the community has stepped up to support our residents in need,” said Terence Mulligan, President, Napa Valley Community Foundation. “We are grateful to Jessup Cellars for their creativity in raising funds toward this relief effort.”
“The response from all across the nation truly touched us,” said Judd Wallenbrock, President & CEO of the Good Life Wine Collective, which includes Jessup Cellars, Handwritten Wines and Humanitas Wines. “Our company culture is all about giving back to the community, so it was very rewarding to see our members embrace this philosophy with a real call to action, and that we were able to contribute in our own small way to this important cause.”
About Napa Valley Community Foundation
The Napa Valley Community Foundation mobilizes resources, inspires giving, builds knowledge and provides leadership on vital community issues to improve the quality of life for all in Napa County. They are a public charity; a grantmaking foundation; a philanthropic advisor; and a staging ground for people, resources and ideas. Every day, they link donors to projects that do good in our community. To learn more and contribute, please visit NapaValleyCF.org or call 707.254.9565.
Joel Quigley, Jessup Cellars
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