Field Reports

Jarhead Shines in Santa Maria Sun

December 20th, 2011

We are pleased to share that Jarhead Wine Company was recently featured in a Santa Maria Sun story about charitable endeavors in the local wine industry.

In the story, food and wine columnist Wendy Thies Sell writes, “In this season of giving, we are reminded to do what we can to improve the lives of those less fortunate. Residents on the Central Coast have generously raised millions of dollars over the years, allowing nonprofit groups to do their important work. It is worth mentioning that the local restaurant and wine industries contribute to our community all year long, not just around the holidays—and in a very big way. ”

She notes how numerous local wineries “pay it forward,” including Jarhead Wine Company:

Adam Firestone founded a wine company with fellow Marine and vineyard foreman Ruben Dominguez with the sole purpose of raising scholarship money for children of U.S. Marines…“It’s not a novelty item, but something we’re very passionate about,” said Firestone, a former captain in the Marine Corps who was deployed to Iraq and Kuwait in 1991.

“For me to be a part of the Jarhead Red program is something very special,” said Chuck Carlson, general manager of Curtis Winery in Los Olivos, where the wines are made. “It gives us all a special feeling, knowing that we are a part of something that continues to touch the lives of those who have served.”

Our thanks go out to Wendy Thies Sell and the Santa Maria Sun for helping us celebrate the spirit of giving during this holiday season.