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Honoring Local Iwo Jima Veterans

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Iwo_Jima_VetsHistory recently came alive at the 4th annual Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation luncheon and symposium in Santa Barbara, featuring four veterans who survived one of the most significant battles of the Pacific during World War II: Iwo Jima.

The luncheon honored Cpl. Benedict E. Bellefeuille, Cpl. Joseph Hale and Lt. Col. Bob Beckham, all Marines, and Pharmacist’s Mate Kenneth E. Morehouse of the Navy—all of whom reside on the Central Coast. The program included presentations about these four veterans by other veterans, along with historical information about the battles as well as film clips and music.

Following a short version of the “Sands of Iwo Jima” film, individual awards were presented. Each of the honorees was presented with a commemorative plaque and a bottle of special label Jarhead Red wine. Pictured below is Mr. Morehouse signing bottles of Jarhead Red prior to the event.

We salute the honorees and all of the veterans who made this event happen, and we were honored to have Jarhead Red play a small role along the way. Click here to read a full recap of the event. And thanks to Maureen “Mo” McFadden, legendary Santa Barbara P.R. practitioner, for sending information and photos.


Patriots at Pebble

Thursday, March 5th, 2015


L-R: David Macon, Dean Biersch, Caddy Rob, Kevin Orona and Jeff Jordano










We were excited to play an active role in the Patriots at Pebble event last weekend in Pebble Beach, California, which raised more than $700,000 for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

The weekend included a Marine Appreciation Day at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey on Saturday, as well as the Eagle, Globe & Anchor Awards Dinner on Sunday at the Inn at Spanish Bay. Golf tournaments were also held on Sunday at Spanish Bay and Monday at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Jarhead Wine Company was proud to donate both Jarhead Red and Jarhead Chardonnay to the awards dinner and auction. We were represented at Patriots at Pebble by David Macon, VP of sales and marketing at our affiliated Firestone Walker Brewing Company, along with Kevin Orona, the brewery’s national accounts manager.

According to David, our wines were a hit at the auction. “The organizer told me that a wine named Jarhead Red is not a tough sell to old Marines,” he said.

David and Kevin also hit the links along with team members Dean Biersch of Gordon Biersch Brewing Company and HopMonk Tavern, and Jeff Jordano, president of Pacific Beverage Company.

Said David, “It was a tremendous honor to participate in the company of so many Marine Corps veterans and active duty service men and women. It’s impressive to see the Marine Corps not only taking care of its own, but also working so hard to provide scholarships for children of wounded and fallen Marines.”

Here Comes Rolling Thunder

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Look for our advertisement in Vietnam Magazine’s event guide for the Rolling Thunder motorcycle run on May 26 in Washington D.C.

The mission of Rolling Thunder is “to educate, facilitate, and never forget by means of a demonstration for service members that were abandoned after the Vietnam War. Rolling Thunder has also evolved into a display of patriotism and respect for all who defend our country.”

Below is a rendering of our advertisement.

Jarhead Red Served at GI Film Festival

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

We were a proud wine sponsor of the recent GI Film Festival in Hollywood.

The GI Film Festival is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the military experience in and out of the arena of war.  The festival is the first in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film.

Our wines were shared with attendees, and the event organizer wrote that “it made the night even more special, having a veteran run company donate to the cause!”

Wine, Waves and Jarhead Red

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Good times and good vibes abounded at Wine, Waves & Beyond over the weekend in Pismo Beach. Proceeds benefited the Association of Amputee Surfers, which does a lot of great work on behalf of disabled individuals, including military veterans.

Chas and Emily (son and daughter of winemaker Chuck Carlson, pictured here) represented Jarhead at the grand tasting and said the 2009 Jarhead Reserve was a particularly big hit with the crowd.

Team Jarhead at The Marine Corps Marathon

Friday, October 28th, 2011

We are excited to announce that Team Jarhead’s 23 runners have raised more than $40,000 for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF) for the annual Marine Corps Marathon this Sunday, October 30 in Washington D.C.

In total, the larger marathon team supporting the MCSF has raised more than $145,000 for this year’s event, a new record for the organization. This will allow the MCSF to provide nearly 50 scholarships next year.

According to marathon organizers, “Thirty-thousand registered participants will embark on the 26.2-mile journey in the 36th MCM starting at 8 a.m., with live 90-minutes of coverage beginning on Comcast SportsNet at 7 a.m. The MCM promises a spectacular start with international flags from 54 different nations, the supersonic flyover of F/A-18 Hornet attack fighter jets and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters, and the firing of the M2A1 Howitzer.”

In its long history, the Marine Corps Marathon has not only made a name for itself in sheer size as the fifth largest U.S. Marathon, but stands as the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.”

For more information, visit

Tee Off for A Good Cause

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Join us once again as we support the 4th annual Central Coast Toys for Tots Golf Tournament on September 9, 2011 at Monarch Dunes Golf Course in Nipomo on California’s Central Coast.

The festivities begin with breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by team pictures with the Los Angeles “Laker Girls.” Next, the Color Guard Marines will conduct a “Presentation of Colors,” and the tournament will tee off shortly thereafter at 11 a.m. The day concludes with a cocktail reception, silent auction and dinner, which will include Jarhead wines.

Your charitable donation of $195 includes all golf fees, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner. Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, which donates toys to children in need. For tournament information and registration, visit

Click here for more information on the national Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and here for more information on the tradition of the Color Guard.

Join Team Jarhead at Marine Corps Marathon

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

We invite you to join Team Jarhead as part of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Marathon Team at the upcoming 35th annual Marine Corps Marathon on October 31 in Arlington, Virginia.

Jarhead Wine Company proprietor Adam Firestone will be lacing up for the marathon, and you can join him and others on Team Jarhead. Your participation will support the mutual mission of Jarhead Wine Company and the MCSF to provide educational assistance to children of U.S. Marines, with special consideration given to families of fallen and wounded Marines.

You will receive the following when you join Team Jarhead as part of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Marathon Team:

  • A personalized fundraising website that you can operate very easily with direct support from the Foundation staff. You can also add your own photo and personal note for your friends and family to view
  • Ability to monitor your contributions online and add cash or checks to your contribution total
  • Automatic tax receipts and thank you notes sent to your donors via e-mail; and sample contribution letters that can be personalized to help ask your friends and family for their support.
  • A team running shirt

Click here and here for additional details (specify Team Jarhead when signing up), and please help us spread the word. We look forward to running with you.