Red Door Vineyard
WELCOME to the Red Door Vineyard!
The vision of a few members of our choir and Bishop’s Committee, the Red Door Vineyard Guild was formed in 2011 as a ministry of the Church of the Epiphany in Oak Park, California.
Planted in the spring of 2012, the Vineyard is located on the property situated above and behind the buildings on the Epiphany campus. Consisting of nearly 500 vines, it has become a unique symbol of our fellowship and our faith.
Our Founding Members were all parishioners. With our ever-increasing knowledge of viticulture and wine production, we now welcome new members from all walks of life. The Vintner’s Board of the Red Door Vineyard Guild invites you to become a part of this unique and visionary ministry.
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CULTIVATE and CONNECT
The mission of the Red Door Vineyard (RDV) Guild is to support and cultivate our community through working the soil, tending vines, harvesting grapes, and crafting wine. Guild members are invited to work together to dig, tend, trim, weed, harvest, crush, and bottle, all the while deepening and exploring our connection with our inner selves, our church community, our neighbors, the earth, and the universal.
BELONG and PARTICIPATE
ALL are invited to belong to the RDV Guild. Guild members are acknowledged and will enjoy the benefits of the Guild based on their level of giving. Beyond their gifts of treasure, Guild members will be encouraged to participate by joining together and laboring toward common goals.
Vineyard workers will be recruited, cultivated and organized by representatives of the Vintner’s Board, and will be called upon as needed. Periodically recurring tasks may be handled by rotation or by specified teams. Certain work will be suitable for the whole family, including children, to work side by side on the hillside among the vines. Other important work will take place at a desk or computer, organizing Guild members and events. Still other tasks might include engaging the broader community in our endeavors. All RDV Guild members are encouraged to accept the open invitation to labor in the fields, at a desk, or in the community.
Whether giving of your time, talents, or treasure, all will participate together,
laboring toward common goals,
with an awareness of community and an assurance of belonging -
indeed, all are welcome here.
Will YOU be a part of this grand adventure?
While the RDV Guild accepts new members and membership renewals at any time, we encourage you to do so in the Spring; this way you will be certain to receive invitations to the Guild events that we plan throughout the year.
The Vintner’s Board of the Red Door Vineyard Guild invites you to become a part of this unique and visionary ministry.
Interested in becoming a NEW member?
– Please contact [email protected]
Based on their level of giving, Guild members will share in the bounty of the harvest, and will enjoy other community benefits including special food, wine, social and educational events, and occasional outings. Based on their gifts of time and/or talents, all workers who labor on behalf of the RDV ministry become Guild Members, regardless of their financial contributions.Read More »
LENT: a time of want and contemplation. Vineyard pruning exemplifies this road to rebirth.
Our video explains how and why we prune.