A friendly competition between the Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley wine regions to see who could gather the most toys and coats for needy children and teens via the Toys for Tots Foundation ended this afternoon with this report.
“My sister Judy may have won this year, but we’ll be back. But, in all honesty, the children are the real winners. Thanks so much to all the wineries for coming together to support this worthy cause during the holidays.”
Kudos to all who participated, including: Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association, Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Ferrari-Carano, Lancaster Estate, Munselle Vineyards, Robert Young Estate Winery, Stryker Sonoma and Silver Oak Cellars (Alexander Valley); DeLoach Vineyards, Dutton Goldfield, Hartford Court, Lasseter Family Winery, Moshin Vineyards, Papapietro Perry, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Sunce Winery and Twomey Cellars (Russian River Valley).
Donations will be distributed next week. Said Larry Williams, senior vice commandant of U.S. Marine Corp League Detactment 686:
“The toys donated today will allow us to fulfill the toy and coat requests we’ve received from the 28 organizations we support through Toys for Tots.”