AZARI VINEYARDS TRIES NEW APPROACH IN FUNDRAISING
Benefit proceeds go directly to fire victims in community
Petaluma, March 2018 --- Kaveh Azari, co-proprietor of Azari Vineyards in Petaluma, has organized a benefit for victims of the October fires, taking place on Saturday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m.
The winery is located at 1399 Spring Hill Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952. Carpooling is recommended; advance ticket purchase is recommended.
Azari is calling the event a “Community Focused Wildfire Benefit” because tickets are being sold on a pay-what-you-can basis, with 100% of proceeds to be split among community families. “All of the ticket sales will be split evenly among any family who enrolls online,” says Azari.
Families are encouraged to apply for benefits/claims which will come from funds raised on April 7 (in English at https://goo.gl/forms/Ml5FC7HSLgmBXoK23 and in Spanish at https://goo.gl/forms/Kwqj8fIs3eN10Wjf1).
“We are trying an experiment,” said Azari in explaining the event. “Last year's fires stole so much from us. They claimed so many homes, and with them, all the things of a life: letters and pets, books and wedding bands. The trauma of losing everything at once hit everyone—rich and poor, documented and undocumented, insured and uninsured—but the ongoing struggle of trying to reassemble a post-fire life is affecting the most vulnerable among us the worst. At Azari, we knew we needed to do something, but we weren’t quite sure how to run a benefit in a way that directly helps those that need it the most,” he added.
“This is an experiment in community building, all of us coming together to lift all of us up. We'll share wine and stories and help each other rebuild our homes and hearts,” he continued.
Founded in 1988, Azari Vineyards is a spectacular 40-acre estate in the heart of the Petaluma Gap appellation in Sonoma County. All of the winery’s wines are made from the estate vineyards surrounding the winery. The winery’s current releases are 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Shiraz, 2015 Riesling, 2012 Pinot Noir, 2010 Shiraz, 2017 Saignée of Pinot Noir and 2015 Chardonnay. The winery welcomes visitors 7 days a week, with prior appointment.
Tickets are available here: https://www.universe.com/events/azari-vineyards-wildfire-benefit-tickets-petaluma-CXZ02K