Charles Spinetta and Family, owners of Charles Spinetta Winery, recently kicked off the holiday season by
donating $25,000 to an assortment of worthy non profit organizations that serve Amador County.
Two fire departments that serve the Shenandoah Valley area received a total of $10,000. These donations will
be used at the discretion of the fire chiefs to purchase items that will make the fire stations more comfortable
“Firefighters work hard, and they need to feel at home when they’re assigned to a fire station,” said Spinetta.
“More comfortable quarters leads to better morale, and we want to take care of the firefighters who take care of
The Future Farmers of America chapters in both Amador Hi and Argonaut Hi Schools also received a total of
$10,000 in donations. These donations will purchase an assortment of jackets for FFA members to wear at
public events as well as tools and equipment used in agricultural education.
“FFA covers every aspect of agriculture - from manual labor to advanced science,” said Spinetta. “As
viticulture and agriculture grow in importance to our county, the need for vibrant, modern FFA clubs also
Earlier this fall, the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom received $5,000. The donation paid
registration and lodging expenses for nine Amador County teachers who attended a three day conference
focused on enhancing education with real world agricultural examples.
“Our students learn about math, science, and home economics as they learn about agriculture. Our teachers
enjoy learning about agriculture from experienced farmers, and we all win when our young people
understand more about their food and the people who grow it.”
The Amador Community Foundation assists the Spinetta Family by administering the funds that were
distributed by this project.
From left to right in the photograph Tony Spinetta, Jim Spinetta, Charlie Spinetta, Mike Spinetta
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