Summer MMXVI

The Invictus Fund

Wildfire Relief

The Napa Valley and surrounding areas are once again besieged by devastating and deadly wildfires. While our hearts are heavy, our spirits are lifted by the outpouring of compassion from our friends around the world—as well as by the heroic efforts of first responders. We are deeply grateful.

43 lives were lost
245,000 acres of our iconic wine country was burned
8,900 structures were incinerated
100,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes
11,000 firefighters battled the destructive fires
Estimated losses exceed $3 billion

Much of the Napa Valley is under either advised or mandatory evacuation, displacing many of our neighbors and employees. We continue with vigor to protect what we can, as we search for ways to assist the steadfast members of our team and our community who have endured a great deal of loss.

Regrettably, there has been major damage to the facilities at Meadowood; however, at present, The Napa Valley Reserve still stands strong.

The enormity of this tragedy cannot be measured by statistics and numbers alone, as it is impossible to quantify the emotional wounds so many have sustained. As we look forward, we recognize that it may take years for the community to recover fully.

Still, the people of the Napa Valley have survived Prohibition, substantial Economic downturns, phylloxera, fires, and earthquakes and have emerged from each of these disasters stronger and more vibrant than before. Together, we will do so once again.

On behalf of those who have lost their homes or been displaced, The Napa Valley Reserve and Meadowood have reactivated The Invictus Fund NV, which began in effort to directly help those impacted most severely by the fires.

Our main goal is to assist those individuals with urgent needs in our workplace and community. Through this fund, we intend to provide support, first, to our colleagues and immediate neighbors; our efforts will then be extended to families within our greater community who have been overlooked. One hundred percent of proceeds go directly to the victims of the Napa Valley fires, and all donations will be tax deductible.

For further questions regarding The Invictus Fund NV, please contact Amanda Harlan at or by telephone, at (707) 287-2593.

Donations can be made online, by visiting:
The Invictus Fund NV Donation Portal

Or by check, to:
The Invictus Fund NV
1000 Silverado Trail North
St. Helena, CA 94574

If you would rather have your donation go to broader efforts in the Northern California wine country, we suggest the following organization for your consideration:  Napa Valley Disaster Relief Fund

The Invictus Fund NV is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation and has been granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.