On Nov. 21, 2017 more than 500 people gathered in a Domaine Chandon vineyard near the border of Napa and Sonoma counties to enjoy an open-air feast at a very long table and raise funds for wildfire relief. Fire responders, chefs, winemakers, tourism officials and many others gave time, energy and money to help those impacted by the October blazes. Visit California and Outstanding in the Field—along with host Tyler Florence and destination partners Visit Napa Valley, Sonoma County Tourism and Visit Mendocino County—were beneficiaries of the event, called The Grateful Table.
By all accounts, it was a splendid meal and a very successful fundraiser. DogTrekker was there, and urges newsletter readers and visitors to its website and mobile app to celebrate the spirit of the season with a donation to the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, the Sonoma County Resilience Fund, the Mendocino County Disaster Fund or the California Restaurant Association Foundation. Every little bit helps!