WINE-AID: A Wine & Food Tasting Event Benefitting Sonoma County


Join us on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at Bernardo Winery for WINE AID 2017, a fantastic wine & food tasting event in support of winery workers and their families displaced from their homes by the devastating fires in Sonoma County. 100% of the funds generated from this event are being directed to assist in the recovery efforts up North.
November 12th, at Bernardo Winery
1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Bernardo Winery is partnering with other 21 other San Diego County wineries as well as local restaurants on this event. There will be live acoustic music by local artist, Kevin Begin, a silent auction to benefit Sonoma Humane Society and local agencies will be on hand with information on fire preparedness.

Your Donation:

  • Benefits winery workers and their families in Sonoma County through a fund created by the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation and a portion to the Sonoma Humane Society, who is offering medical attention to animals affected by the fire as well as working to reunite pets with their families.
  • Will go 100% to the charities above
  • Is tax deductible, both organizations are 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Has no administrative costs – all organization of this fundraiser is being done by volunteers


It’s really been important to our family to be in the fields and the cellar, in the thick of it with our guys and gals who work so hard, in the wine industry. People forget how much work it takes to make wine… early mornings, scarred hands and long days, to get wine to table. It’s not a glorious job, but a necessary one, and we are appreciate the workers, like we appreciate the wine they help make.” Said Ross Rizzo, President and Winemaker at Bernardo Winery.

Tickets for the event will be available on for $50 a person. Tickets include wine and food tasting as well as live acoustic music. Also, local agencies will be on hand to offer information on fire safety and evacuation tips.

Special thanks to these participating San Diego Wineries and Vendors, and the list keeps growing!
Bernardo Winery
Vesper Vineyards
Keys Creek Winery
Espinosa Winery
Stehleon Winery
Hungry Hawk Vineyard & Winery
San Pasqual Winery
Woof N Rose Winery
Old Survey Vineyards
Ramona Ranch Winery
ZXQ Vineyards
Altipiano Winery
Forgotten Barrel
BK Cellars
Hungry Hawk Winery
Belle Marie Winery
Screaming Chief
Koi Zen Cellars
Principe di Tricase Winery
Cordiano Winery
Campo Creek Vineyards Tasting Room
Beach House Winery
La Finquita Winery
Orfila Winery
V’s Coffee Shop
Manzanita Roasting Co.
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The Bernardo Winery, established in 1889, is the oldest continuously producing winery in Southern California. Family owned and operated since 1927 by the Rizzo Family, the Bernardo Winery produces wines from San Diego grapes, for three generations. The winery is also home to a village of shops and artists galleries, a theater, coffee roaster, café and coffee shop. Located at 13330 Paseo del Verano, San Diego CA in Rancho Bernardo.