California Wine Companies Mobilize to Raise Funds for the Victims of the California Wildfires

Los Angeles, Oct. 26 — With Southern California wildfires still escalating, Wine-industry group Wine Gives is raising funds for the American Red Cross. and wine retail groups are donating a generous portion of proceeds for the balance of October and until the fires subside.

Participating in the launch of this effort is the Marie Johnston Wines of Carmel, California and The Wine Spies, LLC, which has offices throughout California, including in Los Angeles.

Marie Johnston Winery owner Marie Johnston Wines says, “We are proud to be helping our neighbors to the south by contributing money directly to the Red Cross, who is speeding relief to those displaced by the fires.”

Wine Gives Founder Jason Seeber, says, “Wine Gives is bringing together wineries, wine retailers and wine consumers to help raise funds in aid of efforts of The Red Cross in Southern California. Our goal is to raise $50,000 or more in the coming weeks. All wineries and wine retailers are encouraged to join us.”

Starting today, Wine Gives invites wine consumers to visit online retailer The Wine Spies @, where at least $1 per bottle will be contributed to The Red Cross. Donations could be as high as $4 per bottle.

The Wine Spies is an online retailer that features one high-quality wine each day in a quantity-limited 24-hour sale. The company has a standing corporate charter to donate funds to charitable causes across the United States. Company founder, Brandon Stauber, says, “These fires literally hit close to home for us and we are glad to be able to render what assistance we can. We are encouraging all of our wineries to join us in contributing to The Red Cross during this trying time.”

Wine industry companies interested in providing assistance may call Mr. Seeber of Wine Gives @ (707)628-1855 or at

Please contact Jason Seeber if you wish to be involved in this campaign.

The Red Cross requests that those in the affected areas follow instructions from local authorities. You may also contact the Red Cross directly:

For information on how to get help can call the American Red Cross at 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).

For questions about how you can support the American Red Cross call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go online to

Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may also be sent to a local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make secure online contributions by visiting

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