We are deeply devastated by the tragedies that have occurred in our community following the California wildfires. Our hearts are with everyone who has been affected by the destruction, people who have lost their lives, and their homes and business.
As we returned to our family’s Napa winery at The Segassia Vineyard—home to The Wine RayZyn Company—we found everything destroyed. And it’s not just our vines affected.
NBC News has shown the damage done to California vineyards in the segment below.
Link to footage: https://www.nbcnews.com/widget/video-embed/1084554819663
According to wine industry insiders, there are millions of dollars of unharvested wine grapes still hanging on the vines in Napa and Sonoma, as many winemakers and vineyard owners were not allowed access back to their properties during the fire to harvest the grapes.
While the grapes are not harvestable for wine, they can still be harvested to make Wine RayZyns.
My family and I have a plan to take these grapes and help out our community.
We at The Wine RayZyn Company have partnered with Food Recovery Network to take unharvested wine grapes from vineyards affected and turn them into Wine RayZyns. We intend to take the shelf-stable RayZyns with a 2+ year shelf life to help feed victims of other natural disasters like the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and the victims of the California fires.
We are calling these Wine RayZyns, “Rescue RayZyns.”
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We need to raise $500,000 in order fund the costs associated with processing and distributing the Rescue RayZyns™. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these Rescue RayZyns will also be used to benefit Napa, Sonoma and Santa Rosa Fire efforts.
We hope you can join us in rebuilding our community and feeding victims affected by the wildfires as well as the hurricanes in Puerto Rico on our GoFundMe page here.
Before Image of the The Segassia Vineyard
After The Fire
The Wine raisin
Maralyn D. Hill, M.Ed., The Epicurean Explorer
Executive Editor, LuxeBeatMag.com
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Freelance Lifestyle Journalist
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