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Round Pond Estate expands campaign to benefit Alzheimer’s research and support services

Round Pond Estate expands campaign to benefit Alzheimer’s research and support services
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November 3, 2022
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Winery will donate a portion of proceeds from vintage wines during November in honor of their father for National Family Caregivers Month and Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
NOVEMBER 1, 2022 - The family behind Round Pond Estate is renewing their campaign launched last year to honor their dad, Bob MacDonnell, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease in May 2021, by donating 3% of the sales of their vintage wines to the Alzheimer’s Association® this November.

While last year’s inaugural campaign donated proceeds from the sales of specially marked bottles of their Estate Cabernet Sauvignon & Sauvignon Blanc brands, this year’s campaign has expanded to donate proceeds from the sales of all of their vintage wines. The family hopes to raise $75,000 this year, up from the $50,000 they raised through the campaign last November.

“We want to honor and continue our father’s legacy by giving back in a way that we hope would make him proud,” said Ryan MacDonnell Bracher, who runs Round Pond Estate along with her brother, Miles MacDonnell. “Dad was a firm believer in giving back to the community and investing in future generations. The entire team at Round Pond wants to do our part in creating a better world, and we’re committed to doing that by raising awareness and funds to support the fight to end Alzheimer’s.”

The family is planning to continue the campaign next year and is developing a new vintage from which a percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association and other organizations that work to fight Alzheimer’s. As a special touch, they’ll be designing a special label featuring caregivers and those living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

The family is asking for members of the community to submit stories and photos to be considered for the design through a dedicated page on their website:
Round Pond Estate launched the campaign to coincide with National Family Caregivers Month and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month – both recognized during the month of November.

From their website:
We hope to honor Dad, and the 50 million people living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia worldwide by doing our part to bring awareness and funding to help find a cure.

Each November during National Family Caregiver Month, we are proud to donate a portion of proceeds from the sales of our Rutherford Estate wines to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The wines can be purchased directly through the winery’s website and will also be sold in retail outlets throughout the country. Consumers can visit their website at to find a local retailer.

Ryan and Miles continue to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® - Napa Valley that was held September 17 at Yountville Park where their team raised over $6,000.

Funds donated to the Alzheimer’s Association are used to help provide care and support services to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementia and to fund research toward treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
For more information and learn how you can get involved, visit the Round Pond Estate website at


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