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COMMUNITY SUPPORT

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When newer members of our community look back to their very first days in the Willamette Valley, they seem to always recall the incredibly warm welcome they received from their neighbors and peers—an unhesitating support system that told them at once they were part of something special.

Now, as we face challenges that shake our industry at every level, we know there is no way forward alone. It’s time for each of us to be the support system someone else needs, to fight for that community we love so much and to stand together to ensure that when this is all over we emerge strong and ready to welcome our visitors back to wine country.

Here are some of the ways our community members are supporting their neighbors and industry colleagues in need, and here’s how you can help. 

 

Learn about #WVWinesfortheFrontLines, our effort to put Willamette Valley wines in the hands of healthcare workers fighting COVID-19. 


Alexana Winery

Food and wine have always been at the heart of what we do in the Willamette Valley. Whether it’s a multi-course tasting menu or something as simple as microwave popcorn and a cold bottle of Chardonnay, we know that bringing food and wine together is an exercise in creating an experience that is greater than the individual parts. While tasting menus and wine dinners are on hold these days, we believe there is still opportunity for food and wine to come together and do what it does best: make something better. Do something greater.

To that end, we’ve partnered with five of our Dundee Hills winery friends and put together a special six pack of Estate Pinot Noirs to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. $70 from each collection will be donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Part of our mission has always been to gather people together and make sure there’s good wine on the table. Join us to give back to our community, and enjoy the wines from our table to yours.

The wine collection ships directly to your door for just $1 using code WINE.

Find out more here: Worden Hill Collection


Antica Terra

We have created an offering of our wines that we are hoping you’ll pass on to your housebound friends, family, colleagues and neighbors.

Twenty-five percent of the proceeds of all orders placed using the link below will be donated to The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund to help relieve, restore and support the independent restaurants in Oregon and the people they employ.

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Argyle Winery

Many of you likely first discovered our Argyle wines at a restaurant that you love. The
relationships that we have formed over the years with our friends in the restaurant industry have meant the world to us, as has their support. Today, these restaurants need our help to withstand this pandemic, and to take care of the countless people whose livelihoods depend on their continuing success.

To this end, we are proud to share the news that Argyle is partnering with the James Beard Foundation as an official donor to the The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund. This important fund is providing emergency financial assistance to small, independent restaurants across the country that are faced with closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting this industry is more important than many realize. Restaurants, bars, and
independent food operations employ nearly 16% of the American workforce! They also support local economies by paying taxes, through municipal utilities, and by bringing jobs to underserved communities. For all of these reasons, and many more, being a part of this relief effort is near and dear to our hearts.

We all have our own special connections to locally owned restaurants where we gather, socialize and celebrate. If you wish to show your support for these wonderful establishments by making a donation, or would like to learn more about the Relief Fund, we invite you to visit jamesbeard.org/relief.
We look forward to better days ahead, when we can all enjoy a glass of wine and a delicious meal at one of the restaurants that we love.

Argyle winery


Bethel Heights Vineyard

During the month of April we are offering four weeks of special discounts on some of our favorite wines. Each week for the remainder of the month, we will be donating 20% of all sales to non-profit organizations that support individuals greatly impacted by the pandemic. The week of April 6, Bethel Heights is partnering with Family Meal, a nonprofit that provides financial relief to Oregon’s food service and agricultural workers in a medical debt crisis. Twenty percent of all our sales this week, not just the case specials, will go to Family Meal.

Bethel Heights website


Cramoisi Vineyard

The month of May we are donating 10% of sales to Salud! Exclusively on 2016 Cramoisi Estate Pinot Noir. Retail price is $52 but for this campaign we are selling it for $38 just the month of May. Email sofia@cramoisivineyard.com to place an order.

Cramoisi website


Dobbes Family Estate

Since 2004, Dobbes Family Estate’s charitable giving program has given our employees the opportunity to select a cause that has special meaning to them. During that quarter, we feature a select wine in the Tasting Room and online and donate 10% of its sales to the chosen nonprofit. This quarter, we’ve come together as a company and have selected a nonprofit that is working directly to support those directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: Family Meal.

Family Meal provides financial relief to Oregon’s food service and agricultural workers in a medical debt crisis. Food, wine, and agriculture are inherently intertwined, and we as a company feel a deep need to support our industry partners during this unprecedented time.

While Family Meal’s mission is rooted in assisting individuals facing medical debt crises, during this time they are also issuing grants to those who have lost work due to COVID-19. The more funds they raise, the more people they can help – it’s that simple.

Dobbes Family Estate is proud to support Family Meal this quarter by donating 10% of sales of our 2017 Grand Assemblage Syrah to this important cause. Please join us by purchasing this Rogue Valley delight! It’s the perfect pairing for anything grilled or smoked, and with summertime barbecues on the way, you don’t want to be caught empty-handed.

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DOMAINE ROY & FILS

Food and wine have always been at the heart of what we do in the Willamette Valley. Whether it’s a multi-course tasting menu or something as simple as microwave popcorn and a cold bottle of Chardonnay, we know that bringing food and wine together is an exercise in creating an experience that is greater than the individual parts. While tasting menus and wine dinners are on hold these days, we believe there is still opportunity for food and wine to come together and do what it does best: make something better. Do something greater.

To that end, we’ve partnered with five of our Dundee Hills winery friends and put together a special six pack of Estate Pinot Noirs to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. $70 from each collection will be donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Part of our mission has always been to gather people together and make sure there’s good wine on the table. Join us to give back to our community, and enjoy the wines from our table to yours.

The wine collection ships directly to your door for just $1 using code WINE.

Find out more here: Worden Hill Collection


Et Fille Wines

Many of us want to support those directly impacted by COVID-19, but aren’t sure how. I selected the Providence COVID-19 Response Fund in our local area because this was the hospital that cared for my daughter, Gabriella, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the first month of her life. I am doing what I can to help those on the front lines by donating a portion of proceeds from all sales of our At-Home Tasting Kits to the Providence COVID-19 Response Fund.

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The Eyrie Vineyards

We’ve launched an effort to help the James Beard Foundation’s Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund. The fund gives direct grants to independent restaurants to help them get through the CV19 closures. We are donating 50% of our sales directly to the fund. It closes Wednesday April 29.

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Failla Wines

We’re donating have the proceeds of purchases of Sonoma Coat Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, and Willamette Valley Pinot Noir to assist those in the restaurant industry out of work. Visit the Shop section of our website, add qualifying wines to your cart, and choose the relief fund of your choice from the drop down menu during checkout.

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Furioso Vineyards

Food and wine have always been at the heart of what we do in the Willamette Valley. Whether it’s a multi-course tasting menu or something as simple as microwave popcorn and a cold bottle of Chardonnay, we know that bringing food and wine together is an exercise in creating an experience that is greater than the individual parts. While tasting menus and wine dinners are on hold these days, we believe there is still opportunity for food and wine to come together and do what it does best: make something better. Do something greater.

To that end, we’ve partnered with five of our Dundee Hills winery friends and put together a special six pack of Estate Pinot Noirs to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. $70 from each collection will be donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Part of our mission has always been to gather people together and make sure there’s good wine on the table. Join us to give back to our community, and enjoy the wines from our table to yours.

The wine collection ships directly to your door for just $1 using code WINE.

Find out more here: Worden Hill Collection


Grochau Cellars

Secure In Place (SIP) Wines for Relief: a set of wine packages to provide much-needed relief to food insecure households across the country and displaced hospitality workers in Portland.

With proceeds from these packages, John and Vincent of Vincent Wine Company make a split donation to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign working to solve problems of hunger and poverty around the world, and Family Meal PDX, a 100% volunteer-run nonprofit providing financial relief to Oregon’s food service and agricultural workers.

Buyers can choose from 6 bottles at 15% off ($157 $130) or 12 bottles at 20% off ($312 $250) of both Grochau Cellars and Vincent wines. That percentage will be donated and matched. Shipping and delivery are included in the price.

These wine packs also include two brand new releases from Grochau Cellars’ newest label: Etheric Wine Workshop. These wines are John Grochau’s answer to the call for more natural wines.

SIP packages can be viewed and purchased here.


HYLAND ESTATES

We have just effectively launched the HUGG program through Hyland today. These are gift packs for Healthcare / Hospitality workers. There are two-bottle and six-bottle options with custom coffee and chocolates. 10% of the sale will benefit the Oregon Food Bank

HUGG: Healthcare/Hospitality Unending Gratitude Gift 


HYLAND ESTATES AND SOLÉNA ESTATE

Soléna Estate and Hyland Estates are partnering with Carlton Farms to help provide those in our Yamhill County community with food and wine during these trying times. Since we’re not able to host you in our tasting rooms, we would love to bring some meat and wine to you and together raise some money for the Oregon Food Bank. To that end, we will be donating 10% of all purchases to the Oregon Food Bank. Yamhill County only. Order form upon request.

*Free delivery on all orders & 10% of sales benefit the Oregon Food Bank
** Wine Orders including at least 12 bottles will receive a 25% discount
*** You may also forgo your discount and we will donate it to the Oregon Food Bank!

Hyland WebsiteSoléna Website


Knudsen Vineyards

Serving others has always been one of our family’s core values. We believe access to healthy food is a key ingredient to nourishing wellbeing and, in the face of today’s challenges, the Feeding America network of more than 200 food banks is uniquely positioned to help people who need it most.

As the effects of COVID-19 are being felt throughout the nation, our team has been thinking about how we can help. Through the rest of April, Knudsen Vineyards will donate $10 to Feeding America for each purchase of 3 or more bottles of any of our wines. You also will receive $15 flat rate shipping on your order. To redeem this offer, use code FEEDAM10 at checkout. We appreciate your generosity.

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Lenné Estate

We have created 3 different 6 packs for members and non-members alike. All members will receive an extra 5% on top of your normal discount and shipping included on anything over 6 bottles. Non-members will receive shipping included on anything over 6 bottles and 40% of our net profit for all wines purchased from April 8th through the end of the month goes to our local chapter of Meals on Wheels.

Lenné website


Matzinger Davies

With every purchase of our submission to Week 3 (coming soon) during May Theme Weeks, MD will donate $10 to Family Meal PDX.

Matzinger Davies website


Natalie’s Estate Winery

Our winery/family has started a GoFundMe for feeding the late-night staff at Providence Newberg hospital. We have coordinated with the staff at Providence Newberg Hospital and will be dropping off meals made by the local restaurants so we are able to help two populations.

Natalie’s Estate website


Plum Hill Vineyards

We don’t feel like we’re in a position to donate cash right now, but we found out our local Meals on Wheels needed clean bags for their home food delivery and we had leftover plastic “Thank You” shopping bags that we can no longer use because of the bag ban. Perfect! While there, we found out they also had a shortage of pet food for their MoW clients so I couldn’t help but pick up some cat food and drop it off. I’m committed to helping out where we can.

Plum Hill website


Ponzi Vineyards

Ponzi Vineyards, a leading producer of Oregon wine celebrating 50 years of winemaking, has donated over 2000 cases of their non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice to local organizations and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis. The overall value of the gift exceeds $140,000.

Donations of Cugini, a natural juice made from locally sourced grapes, have been provided to several local food pantries to support families in need during the pandemic. Beneficiaries include Marion Polk Food Share, Food for Lane County, Newberg FISH, Tualatin Schoolhouse Pantry, Willow Brook Pantry and Groner Elementary School. An additional 268 cases were provided as a non-alcoholic alternative to local frontline healthcare providers through a partnership with the Willamette Valley Winery Association.

“Supporting our community is a family core value. My sister and I were pleased we could help during this time of uncertainty despite our own challenges. Now, more than even, is the time to come together and help each other – to be true Oregonians.”

Anna Maria Ponzi, Winery President

Vivian Townsend, Co-Executive Director of Newberg FISH, expressed her gratitude stating that the donated Cugini was, “something extra special for our clients in this time of uncertainty.”

Additionally, the winery has partnered with Family Meal PDX, a nonprofit based in Portland, that provides financial relief to food industry and agricultural workers and their families. For every Ponzi 50th Anniversary t-shirt purchase, Ponzi Vineyards will donate $5 to the local organization. Family Meal PDX has donated nearly $70,000 in 2020 to service workers, and the winery looks forward to helping that number grow.

Ponzi website


Raptor Ridge Winery

Raptor Ridge has been donating wine to the health care workers at OHSU. From Scott Shull: We completed this week’s deliveries, bringing our total donation of wine to over 60 cases. I look forward to having my colleagues in the Willamette Valley join me in compiling wines they’d like to share with front-line ER workers. OHSU, alone, can consume 41.6 cases of wine just to give each ER worker across their organization one bottle of wine. Let’s try to raise 160 cases’ worth!

Raptor Ridge website


Remy Wines

Order wine delivery from Remy Wines and we will donate 10% back to CAP (Cascade AIDS Project). Don’t forget to mention CAP in the “order notes” section at checkout.

Remy Wines is also donating 20% of sales from Sanctuary Palm Springs referrals. It is a transitional home for LGBTQ+ Foster youth. Mention “Sanctuary” in the notes at checkout.

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ROCO WINERY

Help ROCO help others. 10% of your purchase is donated to Oregon Food Bank to combat hunger.

And we’ve made it easy by offering great pricing for a limited time.
20% off all wines
25% off 6+ bottles of 2018 Gravel Road Pinot Noir

Pick up at ROCO – we deliver to your car
Limited free PDX delivery – Call to check route
$15 Flat Rate Shipping.

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Soléna Estate

Red Hills Market is proud of the sense of community their restaurant offers to locals and visitors alike. We know the temporary closure of the restaurant in unwelcome news for everyone who enjoys this social space. It also creates hardships for their hard-working employees, who rely on a busy restaurant for their income.

In response to this crisis, Red Hills Market and Soléna Estate are partnering to provide an offering to help you stock your cellar and directly support our Red Hills Market employees. Just shop Soléna wines and use the promo code REDHILLS to receive 10% off your order and Soléna will donate 30% of the value of your order to directly support the Red Hills Market employees.

Soléna website


STOLLER FAMILY ESTATE AND CHEHALEM WINERY

In these unprecedented times, our wineries wanted to give back and help our community. So, we’ve joined forces with the Botanist House and Meals on Wheels People of Portland to help deliver meals to Oregon’s displaced restaurant and hospitality workers and elderly community in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

For all of April and May a portion of the proceeds from Stoller Wine Group brands will benefit Meals on Wheels People and the Botanist House. This will include grocery store sales of Stoller Family Estate, Chehalem Winery, Chemistry, and Canned Oregon wines throughout Oregon. Additionally, the Stoller Wine Group has selected a special assortment of Stoller Family Estate and Chehalem Winery wines for sale on its website, with a percentage of proceeds dedicated to this cause.

“Seemingly overnight we watched our restaurant and hospitality partners lose what were otherwise-stable jobs,” said Gary Mortensen, president of the Stoller Wine Group. “Supporting our community is a huge part of our mission and our B Corp values. As soon as we heard about what the Botanist team was doing, we were motivated to help them scale the project to reach more people and increase resources.”

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Walter Scott Wines

We urge you to support these organizations, either through our benefit cases, or directly with the organizations themselves. We will get through this as a community, and we are thankful for the one that surrounds us.

Walter Scott Benefit Cases:
20% of total sales will be donated to your selected organization
Shipping is included
Case discount does not apply to the Benefit cases

The Independant Restaurant Coalition
Cuvée Anne Chardonnay Benefit Case

The Independent Restaurant Coalition was formed to save the local restaurants affected by COVID-19. IRC is founded on the simple belief that there is power to affect legislative change if we unite our voice. For the 11 million people across the country employed by restaurants—and the hundreds of millions of workers up and down the food supply and delivery chain who depend on restaurants—these small businesses cannot fail. We are fighting for them.

The James Beard Foundation Food & Beverage Industry Relief Fund
Cuvée Anne Chardonnay & Cuvée Ruth Pinot noir Benefit Mixed Case

The purpose of the James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund (the “Fund”) is to provide critical financial assistance to small, independent restaurants that, due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) national disaster, have an immediate need for funds to pay set operating expenses and keep from going out of business. Our goal is to do our part along with federal, state, and local governments to provide for workers, sustain local business, reduce the financial impact on communities, and otherwise mitigate the severe economic consequences of this global pandemic.

José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen, #ChefsForAmerica
Cuvée Ruth Pinot noir Benefit Mixed Case

We are facing an unprecedented emergency, unlike anything this country has experienced. Beyond the health impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus, our economy has ground to a halt — schools and businesses are closed, travel is restricted, and restaurants face an uncertain future. Traditional safety nets like school feeding programs, childcare services, and senior centers are struggling to stay open.
But this moment is not without hope. We will get through this, and World Central Kitchen has seen what’s possible as we’ve fought on the front lines in Japan and California deploying systems to deliver meals to quarantined cruise ship passengers. Our Relief Team is now serving nearly 100,000 meals every day across the country, and we need you. Together, #ChefsForAmerica can make sure nobody is left behind.

Further details can be found at https://walterscottwines.orderport.net/wines/Current-Releases. Orders may be placed on-line, by phone or email. Phone: (971) 209-7786 Email: info@walterscottwines.com 


Willamette Valley Vineyards

Our Estate Tasting Room and Winery Kitchen are open daily 11 a.m.–6 p.m. for wine and food pick-up orders to go, including curbside assistance when requested. Enjoy the Mid-Valley’s favorite burger paired with our Whole Cluster Pinot Noir while supporting Wheels on Meals. We will donate $3 for every burger sold to assist with the well-being of seniors and disabled adults in Salem and Keizer during this challenging time.

To place your order, please call 503-588-9463 or email info@wvv.com.


Willamette Valley Wineries Association

Everyone loves our vineyard map of the Willamette Valley, and there’s never been a better time to buy one for your home. In an effort to support our Willamette Valley wine country community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are donating $50 for every vineyard map sold to the Oregon Food Bank; the remaining $25 covers shipping and handling.

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Winderlea Winery & Vineyard

Food and wine have always been at the heart of what we do in the Willamette Valley. Whether it’s a multi-course tasting menu or something as simple as microwave popcorn and a cold bottle of Chardonnay, we know that bringing food and wine together is an exercise in creating an experience that is greater than the individual parts. While tasting menus and wine dinners are on hold these days, we believe there is still opportunity for food and wine to come together and do what it does best: make something better. Do something greater.

To that end, we’ve partnered with five of our Dundee Hills winery friends and put together a special six pack of Estate Pinot Noirs to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. $70 from each collection will be donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Part of our mission has always been to gather people together and make sure there’s good wine on the table. Join us to give back to our community, and enjoy the wines from our table to yours.

The wine collection ships directly to your door for just $1 using code WINE.

Find out more here: Worden Hill Collection


Yamhill Valley Vineyards

We donated fermented wine to Divine Distillers to make hand sanitizer, that they are in turn donating to first responders all over the state. There is more to the story, as it involved the McMinnville High School Grizzly Grape Stomp, which is where the wine came from. Here is the background:

In 2019, we donated grapes to the Grizzly Grape Stomp, a fundraiser for the McMinnville High School grad night to break the Guinness Book of World Records for most people simultaneously stomping grapes. Per the record, the stomped grapes had to be made into a viable wine. Dan Kavicky, our harvest intern at the time, stepped up to the task. Through donations of time and resources, the grapes were trucked by Corey at Willamette Cross Flow to our facility (where we donated the use of our press and a tank for fermentation) to make the wine. When we started looking into where to go next—could we sell it and raise money for MHS?—we came to some unfortunate news. According to the ODA, the way in which the fruit was processed (stomped outdoors, not under a cover, and lacking other controls) it was not able to be sold as a commercial product. We were saddened that so much community effort and enthusiasm had gone into this project and we were looking at having to dump it.

Then, we saw a posting on the W.V. Wineries Industry Tasting Collective Facebook Page: Divine Distillers in Salem is looking for fermented product to make hand sanitizer! Bingo. Last week, Divine Distillers picked up totes of this wine and to turn it into hand sanitizer. They are giving it away, initially to first responders all around the state of Oregon and then to people in need. They have given it to Tillamook, Molalla, Silverton, and several other cities and municipalities to their fire, police, and rescue. They have also given it to several large companies that have employees who go into other people’s homes and anyone else who needs it. We are thrilled to see this community collaboration continue onward.

Yamhill Valley Vineyards website