NAPA VALLEY, LOS CARNEROS, Calif. – June 30, 2020 – Cuvaison Estate Wines, which includes Cuvaison winery in Los Carneros, and Brandlin Vineyard on Mount Veeder, has announced that it will be expanding its support of the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation (RWCF) with a new charitable initiative. The new initiative builds on the success of the company’s recent philanthropic program, which allocated a portion of the proceeds from every May wine club shipment to fund the RWCF, culminating in a June 16th donation of more than $13,000. To continue supporting the RWCF, Cuvaison and Brandlin have created three new Restaurant Wine Tasting Kits, and will be donating 5% of the proceeds from each kit to the RWCF. The RWCF is one of the leading non-profits dedicated to supporting restaurant workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
“For those of us in a position to help right now, the question isn’t have we done enough, it’s what more can we do?” said Cuvaison Estate Wines President and CEO Dan Zepponi. “We are deeply connected to the restaurant industry, and they are experiencing an unprecedented crisis. These people are more than just our valued partners, they are our friends. We all need to rise to the occasion and help organizations like the RWCF that are working to alleviate some of the suffering the industry is experiencing.”
The Restaurant Wine Tasting Kits come in four-, eight- and 12-bottle sets, with each set including a selection of four acclaimed wines from the Cuvaison Estate Wines portfolio. Also included with each Restaurant Kit is the option to enjoy a private, real-time virtual tasting with a member of the Cuvaison hospitality team. “With many people unable to come to Napa Valley right now, our virtual tastings have become a great way for our customers to come together and enjoy our wines with family and friends,” says Director of Marketing Jaki Palacios. “Adding these tastings as part of our support of RWCF really underscores our belief that we are part of a broader community, and that we are all in this together.”
To purchase Cuvaison’s Restaurant Wine Tasting Kits in support of RWCF, please click here.
ABOUT CUVAISON ESTATE WINES
Cuvaison Estate Wines is an independent, family-owned Napa Valley wine company. Established in 1969, with the founding of Cuvaison winery in Napa Valley, today Cuvaison Estate Wines also includes Brandlin Vineyard on Mount Veeder. With an estate program that includes Cuvaison’s historic Los Carneros vineyard, which features over 200 planted acres largely devoted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and the 48-acre Brandlin Vineyard on Mount Veeder, which is primarily planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and other red Bordeaux varieties, Cuvaison Estate Wines exclusively makes ultra-premium, estate-grown wines. For more information, visit cuvaison.com and brandlinvineyard.com.
ABOUT THE RESTAURANT WORKERS’ COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers. By addressing quality-of-life issues that disproportionately affect restaurant workers – 40% of whom live on poverty-level wages – we hope to strengthen the workforce and increase opportunities for advancement in the industry to more people. For more information, visit www.restaurantworkerscf.org.