Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards Announces New Philanthropic Partnerships


Alma Rosa Winery launched its inaugural Peace of Mind: 10,000 Steps in the Right Direction fundraiser on September 10, 2020.  Over the course of 4 weeks that ended on World Mental Health Day, October 10, we raised $144,225 in support of research and treatment for anxiety and depression, exceeding our goal of $100,000.   The event was a virtual walk across our estate that allowed participants to build teams to increase their fundraising efforts.  Donors were able to direct funds to one of two beneficiaries, Mental Wellness Center and One Mind.

Alma Rosa proprietors Bob and Barb Zorich created Peace of Mind out of concern for the prevalence of depression and anxiety conditions in our society. In addition to launching the first of what will be an annual winery fundraiser walk for mental wellness, Bob currently serves as Chairman of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute in Houston and supports  the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation in New York City.  Of the $144,225 raised, $66,000 were matching funds contributed by the Zorichs.

The winery plans to hold its second annual Peace of Mind walk on the estate to raise funds in 2021, and we look forward to you joining us.

About Mental Wellness Center: Since 1947, Mental Wellness Center has been building hope for individuals and families, providing support in recovery and raising awareness of mental health within the Santa Barbara community. This important organization provides mental health education to local students, a residential services program that safely provides a home to more than 100 community members across seven residential sites, and serves individuals and families impacted by mental illness through support groups, employment services, and social connection programs.

About One Mind: One Mind was founded 25 years ago, and to date has raised just over $480 million in direct and leveraged funding towards their vision of healthy brains for all. One Mind’s mission is to speed up discoveries in brain health through large-scale, open-science research. They bring together the best minds in neuroscience around a collective goal to more effectively diagnose, prevent and treat brain disease and injury. Guided by an expert Scientific Advisory Board, One Mind supports researchers who are willing to share their data, stay focused on the needs of patients, and place clinical tools and improved therapies before academic achievement and journal publishing recognition.