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Jackson Family Wines to Host "Wine, Bites & Bids" Fundraiser to Benefit Sonoma County First Responders on July 27

SANTA ROSA, Calif. June 30, 2021 – Jackson Family Wines ( in partnership with local personality Erika Altes, better known as Whiskey & Lace, will host  “Wine, Bites and Bids,” a walk-around charity event and fundraiser on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The event will take place at La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard, and benefit Sonoma County’s The Six Foundation, a local nonprofit and post traumatic fitness and rehabilitation clinic serving fire fighters, first responders, police officers, and veterans. All money raised will benefit local Sonoma County heroes. 

Tickets are $75 per person and available here:

The fundraiser will feature a walk-around tasting of select wines from the Jackson Family Wines’ Sonoma County portfolio, including La CremaKendall-JacksonCopain, and Matanzas Creek, as well as craft beers from Seismic Brewing Co., paired with small bites and gourmet appetizers from local restaurant partners: KINSweet T’s Restaurant + BarJackson’s Bar and OvenOliver’s MarketAusiello’s Bar & GrillGrossman's Noshery & Bar. The event will also feature a number of exciting silent auction lots, valued from $500 up to $10,000, including a weekend stay in West Shore Lake Tahoe that includes lift tickets to Homewood Mountain Resort, a Mayacama Golf Club package, an Olive + Rose boutique package, private culinary and wine experiences, tickets to the Kendall-Jackson Farm to Table dinner series; and a raffle to win a one-year wine club membership at La Crema and more. 

Jackson Family Wines CEO Rick Tigner commented, “We’re proud to support The Six Foundation, and the first responders of Sonoma County, who have been instrumental in keeping our communities safe. We understand the importance of keeping these men and women in good health and having access to the care they need through organizations such as The Six Foundation.” 

Sonya McVay, Founder of The Six Foundation stated, “Our communities rely on these guardians every day to keep us healthy and safe.” She continues, “The Six Foundation was founded on the belief that one who puts their life on the line for their community, deserves a community to provide care back. If a professional sports player gets a team of treatment professionals, so does the fire fighter who saved my home, the veteran who fought for my freedom, the law enforcement officer who protects my streets and the people that took those calls. The Six Foundation is here to make sure our first responders have a place to get treatment and to stay healthy and safe.”

Event Details

Our Partners

Helico Sonoma, Pure Luxury Transportation, Homewood Mountain Resort, West Shore Café, Regal Wine Co., Mayacama Golf Club, Flamingo Resort Hotel, Olive + Rose Studio, Montecito Heights Health and Racquet Club, KIN, Sweet T’s Restaurant + Bar, Jackson’s Bar and Oven, Oliver’s Market, Ausiello’s Bar & Grill, Grossman's Noshery & Bar, Seismic Brewing Co., and more.

About The Six Foundation

The mission of The Six Foundation is to treat and educate veterans, first responders and survivors of traumatic exposure through state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary rehabilitation. We’ve gathered experts in sports medicine and cognitive and behavioral health to create a cohesive rehabilitative model focused on trauma-informed care. Our model acknowledges the role of post-traumatic stress injury and has comprehensive treatment solutions. The Six Foundation is an avenue that enables our therapists to both address occupational performance and diminish some of the effects of trauma. Learn more at

About Jackson Family Wines

Jackson Family Wines is a family-owned, vineyard-based company with a penchant for exploration. Founder Jess Jackson placed his faith in farming and a meticulous expression of wine with his first landscape-changing vintage in 1982, an ethos that chairman Barbara Banke, the Jackson family, and our employees continue to uphold to this day. The?Jackson family’s collection of?40 wineries spans significant winegrowing regions, from California, Oregon, France, and Italy in the northern hemisphere, to Australia, Chile and South Africa in the southern half of the globe. Vineyard ownership and sustainable practices remain key to consistent quality and artisan winemaking underscores a steadfast commitment to making wines of character and integrity.

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