At 40 Years Young: Celebrating and Sharing Joy
As Rombauer Vineyards marks its milestone 40-year anniversary, the Rombauer family continues to generously support the communities who have assisted them over the years in building its celebrated portfolio of fine wines.
At this time, with the country heavily impacted by COVID-19 related illness and economic disruptions, Rombauer Vineyards is pleased to assist local and national charities with contributions in excess of $100,000 including donations to; Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation, Meals on Wheels, The United Sommeliers Foundation, Sierra Health Foundation, Community Action of Napa Valley, Food Bank of El Dorado County, Redwood Empire Food Bank, and Interfaith Council of Amador County food bank.
Winery founders Koerner and Joan Rombauer moved to Napa Valley in 1972 and Rombauer Vineyards was established soon thereafter in 1980. Fine wine and legendary hospitality created long-standing customer loyalty and propelled the business through decades of successful growth. Now, at 40-years-young, Rombauer Vineyards remains family-owned, including second and third-generation family members who echo the vision and passion of the founders, with philanthropic commitment an important part of their core values.
In addition to monetary donations, Rombauer Vineyards launched the Farther Apart, Closer Together campaign, a series of videos shot in many of the Rombauer employees’ living rooms across the US. With joyful energy, families demonstrate what “staying connected’ with friends and family looks like in today’s reality. The series of videos can be viewed here https://www.rombauer.com/together/.
Rombauer Vineyards is also encouraging wine enthusiasts everywhere to create their own joyful experiences during these uncertain times by celebrating the marriage between wine and food. To help with creative suggestions, Rombauer Vineyards has made a number of recipes from the iconic Joy of Cooking cookbook available for download on its website. Koerner Rombauer’s Great Aunt, Irma Rombauer, authored the internationally renowned cookbook. The winery is also offering weekly virtual tastings “Rombauer Hour” and one-cent shipping to encourage people to tune-in, drink wine, eat great food, and support others in need at this time.
“We are so proud to reach this 40-year milestone,” said Bob Knebel, President & CEO of Rombauer Vineyards. “With the support of generations of devoted customers and industry colleagues, we are able to build further on Koerner’s philanthropic spirit in support of our wider community. He held so many charitable organizations close to his heart and we are proud to be able to provide assistance for many who need it right now,” he added.