The hard-working team behind the scenes at our Angel-funded winery
- They're usually behind the scenes at your Angel-funded winery in Sonoma – now it's time for your talented cellar crew to step into the spotlight.
- So who's in the crew? José, Tim, Raul, Fabian, Andrew, Chuck and Jorge - the incredibly talented guys who manage every tank and barrel of wine you make possible.
- And they're the perfect guys for the job. These are the guys who handle hundreds of wines each year, making sure they're the best they can be. Now they're teaming up to craft their own special blend!
The cellar team first came together to make you an exclusive red – with a special purpose...
It was the night of October 8th, 2017 that 4 members of your cellar crew – Jorge Aleman Reyes, José Molina, Fabian Abud and Chuck Howse – first learned of a series of devastating wildfires spreading across Napa and Sonoma. They felt helpless as wind-fueled fires burned all around Kenwood. The flames were literally yards away from our Angel-funded winery, and if the winds had blown a little differently that day, we would have lost a year’s production.
Not everybody was so lucky - the fire tore through communities and neighborhoods, leaving hundreds homeless in the blink of an eye. Your cellar guys wanted to do something about it, so they decided to celebrate the fact they still had a tank of perfectly intact wine to share, and make a special wine dedicated to the communities who needed help most.
Their first-ever red blend was lovingly dedicated to the hard-working residents of Napa, Sonoma and Santa Rosa. 100% of pre-order sales for this wine went directly to fire recovery and relief efforts in those counties, helping to raise over $800,000 for communities in need.
Cellar Crew's Archangels
Archangels are our most interactive customers. They know our wines inside out and help us discover new wines for the site!