Medford, Ore. (October 7, 2020) – Dozens of Rogue Valley wineries have come together to support families impacted by wildfires which struck the region one month ago tomorrow. In collaboration with 24 wineries as well as key sponsors, Rogue Valley Vintners launched a relief program called Rogue Valley Wine Country Cares.
“These devastating fires have affected many of our winery members’ employees, friends and colleagues,” said Gina Bianco, Executive Director of Rogue Valley Vintners. “The goal of Rogue Valley Wine Country Cares is to bring hope to those hit hardest. So many families have lost everything and have no insurance or other means to rebuild.”
Participating wineries are donating at least $10 for every bottle of “Cares” wine sold – more than 50 exceptional wines to choose from. Rogue Valley wineries want to show their support for those affected by the fires who work in and support the region’s agriculture industry.
“The fundraiser idea was conceived by Valley View Winery and Red Lily Vineyards. Rogue Valley Vintners developed the campaign and is collecting the funds of which 100% will go directly to families in need,” added Bianco.
In its first few days, the fundraiser has generated over $10,000 in cash donations from supporters like Troon Vineyard, Michael Donovan Consulting and Quady Sweet Wines from California. Oregon Wine Experience® has pledged to match up to $5,000 in proceeds donated from Rogue Valley Wine Country Cares wine purchases. That means for every “Cares” wine purchased, $20 will go toward helping Rogue Valley families in need.
Rogue Valley Wine Country Cares is running through October 26. To learn more, visit one of our participating wineries or go to www.roguevalleywinecountry.com to buy wine or donate directly to Rogue Valley Wine Country Cares.
Participating wineries include:
- Anchor Valley Wine
- Apricity Vineyard
- Belle Fiore Winery
- Cliff Creek Cellars
- Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden DANCIN Vineyards
- Del Rio Vineyards
- Edenvale Winery
- Eliana Wines
- Goldback Wines
- Grizzly Peak Winery
- Hummingbird Estate
- Irvine & Roberts Vineyards Naumes Suncrest Winery Plaisance Ranch
- Quady North Winery Red Hill Cellars
- Red Lily Vineyards
- Rellik Winery
- RoxyAnn Winery
- Schultz Glory Oaks
- Troon Vineyard
- Valley View Winery
- Weisinger Family Winery
About Rogue Valley Vintners & Rogue Valley Wine Country
Rogue Valley Vintners is a non-profit organization made up of wine producers, growers, community and statewide partners with a shared mission to market Oregon’s Rogue Valley as a premiere wine region and wine country travel destination. This dynamic and diverse AVA in Southern Oregon, boasting a wine range of elevations and nearly 40 varietals from elegant Burgundy-style to richer Bordeaux-style wines, the Rogue Valley spans from the fertile southwestern slopes of Crater Lake National Park south to Ashland and the California border. Known as the “Wine with Everything” region, Rogue Valley Wine Country benefits from a confluence of world class outdoor recreation, culture and culinary offerings. Rogue Valley Vintners is the industry organization which collaborates to build the local wine economy and resources, and to market our consumer facing brand, Rogue Valley Wine Country, to wine enthusiasts and travelers around the world. To learn more about Rogue Valley Vintners visit roguevalleyvintners.wine or contact us at [email protected]. Our consumer website is roguevalleywinecountry.com.