Sutter Home® Family Vineyards, an iconic American winery, is working to make the holidays brighter for U.S. military personnel and their families. Through its Sutter Home for the Holidays initiative, Sutter Home has partnered with Operation Gratitude to send care packages to deserving troops around the world.  

Now through December 31, Sutter Home fans can show their support for this worthwhile effort by texting HOME to 89800. For every valid text received, Sutter Home will donate $5, up to $20,000, to help send care packages to active duty military personnel.

“In the spirit of giving thanks this holiday season, we want to show our military heroes and their families how much we appreciate the sacrifices they make each and every day,” said Wendy Nyberg, Vice President of Marketing for Sutter Home. “We are especially thrilled that Sutter Home fans can participate in this effort and make a difference in the lives of those who serve.”

In addition to the texting campaign, every weekend this November, Sutter Home’s historic winery in St. Helena, CA, will double as a care kit assembly outpost. Sutter Home wine club members are invited to stop by the wine club member lounge at the tasting room to help assemble care kits of essentials, including toothpaste, tooth brushes, hot compresses, and more. In keeping with Operation Gratitude’s tradition of adding handwritten letters to every care package, volunteers will also have the opportunity to write messages of support and thanks to military personnel.

“We depend on volunteers and partners like Sutter Home to help us deliver more than 100,000 care packages around the world each year,” said Carolyn Blashek, CEO and founder of Operation Gratitude. “The simple act of sending a text to support this effort can make a meaningful impact on someone who is stationed away from home this holiday season.”

In addition to its partnership with Operation Gratitude, Sutter Home also has joined forces with the Veterans’ Business Outreach Center to help bring military personnel home to their families. Eligible members of the U.S. Military, Reserves and National Guard can apply online, now through December 31, at to win a trip home to anywhere in the continental United States.