Sonoma County Wine Auction Raises Record-Breaking $6.1 Million for Local Charities

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Santa Rosa, CA (September 21, 2019) – The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation along with 2019 Sonoma County Wine Auction Honorary Co-Chairs Gina Gallo of E. & J. Gallo Winery and Christopher Jackson of Jackson Family Wines are excited to announce $6.1 million was raised at the 2019 Sonoma County Wine Auction, presented by Visa Signature®. Overall, more than $36 million has been raised to date to support charitable organizations focused on education, health and human services, the environment, and arts and culture in Sonoma County. For the first time ever, live auction bidding wrapped up with the Fund-A-Need lot. The crowd was moved to tears following a short speech and beautiful rendition of the song “Make You Feel My Love” by 12-year-old Juliette, a former foster care child and Boys & Girls club member. In an outpouring of heartfelt generosity, $1,613,000 was pledged in direct donations ranging in amounts from $250,000 to $500. For this year’s Fund-A-Need initiative, guests were contributing to the construction of a new club in Roseland for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma – Marin that will offer academic enrichment programs, a STEM & Technology lab to inspire future career plans, a fully functioning community…

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Sonoma County Wine Auction, Presented by Visa Signature®, Breaks Records and Raises Over $5.7 Million at Annual Charitable Fundraising Event

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SANTA ROSA, CA (September 22, 2018) – The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation and George F. Hamel, Jr., 2018 Sonoma County Wine Auction Honorary Chair, are excited to announce over $5.7 million was raised at the 2018 Sonoma County Wine Auction, presented by Visa Signature®, breaking records. The Fund-A-Need paddle raise dedicated to rebuilding Sonoma County focused on housing solutions raised an incredible $2.5 million. The live auction event held at La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard, was the culmination of a three-day affair in Sonoma County that included a kickoff, revival-themed party hosted at Paradise Ridge Winery and vintner dinners hosted throughout the county. Named one of the nation’s top charitable wine auctions by Wine Spectator, proceeds raised today will support more nonprofit organizations in Sonoma County than any other local fundraising event. “We are thrilled with the results of this year’s auction and are grateful to our generous bidders, wine community, sponsors, donors, and volunteers for their support and participation in this event,” said Michael Haney, Sonoma County Vintners Executive Director. “Every year the proceeds raised by our auction benefit local nonprofit organizations that support our community’s most pressing needs.” Including today’s results, the Sonoma County Wine Auction has…

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