NAPA VALLEY, LOS CARNEROS, Calif. – March 25, 2020 – Napa Valley’s Cuvaison Estate Wines, which includes Cuvaison winery in Los Carneros, and Brandlin Vineyard on Mount Veeder, has announced that it will donate $5 from the proceeds of every upcoming May wine club shipment to the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation (RCWF). As one of the leading non-profits dedicated to supporting restaurant employees, during the COVID-19 crisis the RCWF is providing assistance to restaurant workers through direct relief, support of other non-profits serving restaurant employees in crisis, and zero-interest loans. The final total, which will include proceeds from thousands of Cuvaison and Brandlin wine club shipments, will be donated to the RCWF at the end of May.
“The abrupt closure of restaurants across America has devastated our friends in the restaurant industry,” said Cuvaison Estate Wines President and CEO Dan Zepponi. “While we are still able to share our wines with our customers through our wine clubs and online sales, restaurants don’t have these options, and their workers are being hit particularly hard. These people are our partners, our brand ambassadors and our friends, and they need our help now more than ever.”
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the RCWF will be allocating funds in the following ways:
• 50% FOR DIRECT RELIEF TO INDIVIDUAL RESTAURANT WORKERS
• 25% FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SERVING RESTAURANT WORKERS IN CRISIS
• 25% FOR ZERO-INTEREST LOANS SO THAT RESTAURANTS CAN GET BACK UP AND RUNNING
ABOUT CUVAISON ESTATE WINES
Cuvaison Estate Wines is an independent, family-owned Napa Valley wine company. Established in 1969, with the founding of Cuvaison winery in Napa Valley, today Cuvaison Estate Wines also includes Brandlin Vineyard on Mount Veeder. With an estate program that includes Cuvaison’s historic Los Carneros vineyard, which features over 200 planted acres largely devoted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and the 48-acre Brandlin Vineyard on Mount Veeder, which is primarily planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and other red Bordeaux varieties, Cuvaison Estate Wines exclusively makes ultra-premium, estate-grown wines. For more information, visit cuvaison.com and brandlinvineyard.com.
ABOUT THE RESTAURANT WORKERS’ COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers. By addressing quality-of-life issues that disproportionately affect restaurant workers – 40% of whom live on poverty-level wages – we hope to strengthen the workforce and increase opportunities for advancement in the industry to more people. For more information, visit www.restaurantworkerscf.org.