News Fetch

← Return to OtherVoices Articles

Larkmead Vineyards Raises $59,000 for the Valley Fire Relief

Submitted By: Becca Yeamans-Irwin, November 13, 2015
Calistoga, California – November 13, 2015

In response to the devastating Valley Fire in Lake County, Larkmead Vineyards has now raised over $59,000 for those affected by the fire by matching up to $25,000 in donations to the Valley Fire Relief Fund. Over $34,000 in personal donations has been received, of which Larkmead has matched $25,000 for a total of $59,000. Cam Baker, Proprietor, expresses his gratitude for the outpouring of support we received, “It will be years for the community to recover. In addition to the devastation of the fires and the crippling of businesses, winter rains could make conditions even worse with mudslides and flooding.”

For those who have not yet donated, please do so now. If you would like to make a donation, please send a check made payable to Valley Fire Relief Fund to Larkmead Vineyards at 1100 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515, care of Erinn Maloney or to the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce at 133 Washington Street, Calistoga, CA 94515.

The Valley Fire Relief Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit and is channeling funds to the following two primary organizations. The Up Valley Family Center in Lake County provides immediate aid to families who are struggling with large bills such as mortgages, utilities and car payments as well as providing funds for urgent daily needs such as food, diapers and essentials. The Rotary of Middletown will also receive money to help aid families with severe losses.

In addition to the Valley Fire donation, Larkmead recently raised over $13,000 for the victims, families and congregation of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina in the Charleston Mayor’s Auction. Cam and his wife, Kate, hosted the winning couples at the Larkmead ranch home surrounded by the Larkmead vineyards. The trip was described as “a once in a lifetime experience” by the auction winners. We are so fortunate Larkmead felt it important to contribute to the Mother Emanuel AME Church in a meaningful way.

Larkmead thanks the all donors for their generous support.

About Larkmead Vineyards
Founded in 1895, Larkmead Vineyards is one of Napa Valley’s most historic estates and is recognized as one of the most exceptional vineyard sites of the region. The 150-acre valley floor estate is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, with other plantings of Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc as well as an over 100-year-old block of Tocai Friulano. All Larkmead wine is sourced entirely from the estate vineyard. In addition, Larkmead grows and sells fruit for several of Napa Valley’s most prestigious producers.

Contact:
Erinn Maloney
erinn@larkmead.com
Larkmead Vineyards
1100 Larkmead Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-0167
www.larkmead.com