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The Napa Valley Community epitomizes resilience and care of its community and St. Supéry is grateful to be a part of it for 39 years.
Rutherford, CA (April 1, 2021): In gratitude to the entire Napa Valley community, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is pleased to announce a commitment to contribute over $100,000 to the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund through proceeds from the sale of its 2020 Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc. During the 2020 fires, the COVID pandemic and previous disasters, the Disaster Relief Fund has provided immediate support to the most impacted members of our community.
St. Supéry is thankful to neighbors and first responders who helped protect the Dollarhide Ranch from further damage during the LNU Lightning Complex fires. In August 2020, on the second day of harvest, the LNU fires converged on St. Supéry’s 1,530-acre Dollarhide Ranch where the majority of their grapes are grown. Neighbors with water trucks and bulldozers worked alongside St. Supéry’s team to cut firebreaks, keeping the fire from moving through the ranch until first responders could offer support. Through teamwork and fast action, fewer than two acres of the 500+ planted acres were directly impacted by the fire, which was contained before spreading further into the community.
The winery was able to harvest sauvignon blanc before the fires disrupted the harvest season. The LNU fire was followed by the Glass Fire. As an estate brand with stringent quality standards, the winery made the difficult decision to not bottle any post-fire wine for 2020. This left only a small quantity of sauvignon blanc picked, about 2% of a normal vintage. Due to the limited quantity, the wine will only be available directly from the winery.
With each bottle sold, $5 will be donated to the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund. This commitment will result in a contribution in excess of $100,000. The Fund, which is managed by Napa Valley Community Foundation and was established with a $10 million lead gift from Napa Valley Vintners following the 2014 South Napa Earthquake, has distributed more than $25 million for relief and recovery from recent disasters, providing services and direct cash assistance to thousands of survivors.
“We are happy to join the Napa Valley Vintners, our neighbors and friends near and far in their generosity to the Fund. I have lived in Napa Valley for over 30 years and I never cease to be inspired by the unity and kindness of our community. We will be forever grateful to all those who responded to help us in late August. When we sell our 2020 Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc, we want the proceeds to support the community. Napa Valley Community Foundation is a fitting choice, as they continue to be a reliable resource for our community when we are most in need,” says CEO Emma Swain.
“We invite you to join us online on Thursday, April 1st to celebrate the release of this wine and share a toast to Napa Valley. If you would like to support the Foundation, the first forty donations of $500 will be invited to a summer luncheon at St. Supéry with Terence Mulligan, CEO of Napa Valley Community Foundation on July 23,” says Swain. Simply note St. Supéry on your donation.
Learn more about the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund and St. Supéry’s efforts at stsupery.com/2020relief.
Upcoming Event Details
On April 22, 2021 at 4pm PT join us online for a candid #EarthDay discussion with sustainability visionaries. Hear firsthand from our winemaker and St. Supéry Green Team about our commitment to saving the earth for future generations and quest for social equity.
This spring join us to celebrate sustainability in the oceans, working hand-in-hand with our purveyor and restaurant partners by making smart purchasing decisions and increasing awareness in an effort to restore the oceans to their former glory.
On Thursday, May 6th, 2021 on the eve of #SauvBlancDay, learn how to prepare your very own sustainable seafood raw bar at home paired with Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon or Napa Valley Estate Moscato. There is no cost to participate. Visit stsupery.com/seafood for details.
Thursday, May 7th is the International Day to celebrate sauvignon blanc. Share your photos and stories using #sauvblancday on the first Friday in May.
Enjoy a seated tasting of four estate wines and learn more about our sustainable Napa Green winemaking practices. Each experience includes a tour of our winery and vegetarian small bites featuring farm-to-table produce from our Culinary Garden and Dollarhide Estate Ranch. Fresh herbs, juicy tomatoes, crisp heirloom apples, whatever the season holds…all selected to accentuate the distinct flavors of each wine! Leave the winery with a new appreciation for sustainable estate farming and winemaking.
About St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is a 100% Estate Grown, sustainably farmed winery located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. The winery focuses on sauvignon blanc and red Bordeaux varieties. St. Supéry’s reputation is based on the meticulous care of its Napa Valley vineyard properties, and the winery’s goal of producing the highest quality wines is enhanced by supporting the estate’s biodiversity and sustainability for generations to come.
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St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery · 8440 St. Helena Hwy. · PO Box 38 · Rutherford, CA 94573
Web stsupery.com · Phone 707.963.4507 · Fax 707.963.4526
April 1, 2021