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Helping Lismore return to it's glory

Helping Lismore return to it's glory

Personal message

______Update from Samantha O'Keefe______

To all of our loving and generous friends all over the world,

Having lost everything, no words can ever describe how we feel.  However, the reality is that my staff and I made it out of the fire alive and my children and I are healthy and have each other.  I am acutely aware of how blessed I am for this.  In these first days and weeks, I have struggled to have any words or an answer to all of your messages of love and concern.  The enormity of it all is just too much. 

Your generosity and support have been overwhelming at times.  It has been so big and loud and strong, I know you all are willing us to rebuild and get on with it.  Even when I felt like just falling down and crying, I was held upright by all of the strength you sent my way. 

The South African wine industry, along with your support, is making sure a 2020 Lismore harvest is imminent.  All of this love will be channelled into the wines I make this year. 

I have such a gigantic mountain to climb, but I know that all of you are with me in this.

Thank you.

Wishing you all a very happy new year.

Samantha (Keenan & Quinn)

_____________________

Devastating Greyton Wildfire destroyed Lismore Winefarm - the home and livelihood of Samantha O'Keefe and her children.

Sam O'Keefe, well-known pioneering farmer and winemaker lost homestead, cellar and everything she built since 2003 in a blazing fire on 17 December 2019. After years of ruinous setbacks, her wines received international recognition and accolades - with it now all being burnt to the ground. Sam, a single mother of two has persevered through multiple challenges throughout her journey at Lismore. This one she can only face with the help and generosity of good people.  

Let's hold hands and unite to help Sam rebuild her home, her farm, her life and everything else, which brought so much joy to enthusiastic fans of her magnificent wines. We appeal to anyone who has ever come in contact with this incredibly courageous and inspiring woman to reach out!

While close friends travel from close and far to count the losses and devise a detailed action plan, we need to help our Sam to meet immediate financial commitments to get and keep her already produced wines in the market. Then it's about re-planting the vineyards, re-building the family home and winemaking facilities.

Please read more about the fire here.

For all South African winemakers wanting to help Sam, Alex Dale is coordinating resources, and can be contacted at [email protected]

Donations

  • Jan 18, 2020 - USD $ 78.90
  • "Wishing you the very best!" - Kevin Finley

  • Jan 18, 2020 - USD $ 69.17
  • "Hope you soon can return to normal life and producing your wonderful wines" - Kaj Persson

  • Jan 17, 2020 - USD $ 206.27
  • "Sorry this is a little late, Sam!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 13, 2020 - R 5 087.50
  • "Dear Sam, may Lismore rise from the ashes in 2020 and go from strength to strength. All the best to you and the boys and all at Lismore. Chris Williams" - Chris Williams

  • Jan 11, 2020 - USD $ 14.78
  • "Dear Sam & your beautiful family. Lots of love!!! Bisous!!" - John Giffrin

  • Jan 10, 2020 - USD $ 35.19
  • "Sam, I have vivid memories of our meeting and how inspiring you (and your wines) were over lunch. Keep being the shining star you are! And so sorry to hear about losing one of your fourlegged babies." - Andrea @Last Drop Wines

  • Jan 10, 2020 - USD $ 22.22
  • "Samantha my heart goes out to you. Stay strong and continue to make beautiful wine against all odds. " - Emma Wright

  • Jan 09, 2020 - R 5 141.00
  • "Sam, you're an inspiration to so many - and this ordeal will just add to your incredible strength and tenacity in the end. Thinking of you xxxx" - Trizanne Barnard

  • Jan 07, 2020 - USD $ 73.85
  • "Best wishes" - Hamish Anderson

  • Jan 06, 2020 - USD $ 36.82
  • "Remembering a wonderful visit to Lismore. Good luck Sam." - Andy Sparrow

  • Jan 06, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "You will recover" - Barry

  • Jan 06, 2020 - USD $ 27.55
  • "Wishing all the very best to Sam and the O'Keefe family. Stay strong." - Catriona Felstead MW

  • Jan 06, 2020 - R 101.75
  • "Hope this small amounts helps" - Anonymous

  • Jan 04, 2020 - R 2 056.40
  • "Xxx" - Jörg Pfützner

  • Jan 04, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Let us know if we can assist in any way with the challenges ahead. Michelle " - Michelle Smith

  • Jan 03, 2020 - USD $ 694.06
  • "From your friends at Swig" - Swig

  • Jan 02, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "A small gift towards helping you recreate your vineyard and winery. You have made the most beautiful wines, and will do so again." - Penny

  • Dec 31, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "

    We understand. We lost our house in the Bettys Bay fires in January 2019.

    " - Clifton and Alma Piek

  • Dec 30, 2019 - USD $ 71.20
  • "My thoughts and prayers are with you Sam. You have been making great wine and I know you will again.May 2020 be a year of rebuildiing." - Peter Doherty

  • Dec 30, 2019 - USD $ 117.33
  • "Wishing lot's of strength Sam! And may 2020 be a year of rebuildiing Lismore to it's glory " - Johan Agricola

  • Dec 29, 2019 - R 100 000.00
  • "Wonderful wine, wonderful woman." - Winelover

  • Dec 28, 2019 - USD $ 164.77
  • "All the best!" - Cate + Matt Zahner

  • Dec 28, 2019 - USD $ 224.70
  • "We wish you a lot of confidence and our thoughts and hopes are with you and your children!" - Elmar Frick Liechtenstein

  • Dec 28, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "All the best!! " - Another farmer....

  • Dec 27, 2019 - USD $ 74.11
  • "Please stay in the game!" - JetteW from DK

  • Dec 27, 2019 - R 1 244.00
  • "

    Looking forward to seeing you back on your feet!

    " - Bruce Watson

  • Dec 27, 2019 - USD $ 66.48
  • "As wine lover from a small country, Slovenia where wine is a apart of our live I wish you and your family all the best. I hope that we will meet once to share a glass of your wine on your farm." - Miha Kocar

  • Dec 26, 2019 - USD $ 37.06
  • "I was so sorry to hear of your loss, I hope this will go a little way to helping you rebuild what you had created. Nick" - Nick

  • Dec 26, 2019 - USD $ 70.45
  • "Wishing you all the best. You're in our thoughts. " - Andre Furstenberg

  • Dec 26, 2019 - USD $ 37.06
  • "You have been making great wine and I know you will again." - Julia

  • Dec 26, 2019 - USD $ 37.06
  • "I’m so very sorry for your loss - hope this collection helps to kick start you. We met at the Swigg tasting in London and I thought you were fabulous! I love your wines too! Good luck Mx " - Mark Horne

  • Dec 25, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Hi Sam strength & persistance with rebuild " - MTB Adventures

  • Dec 25, 2019 - R 11 000.00
  • "Dear Samantha, Keenan and Quinn, wishing you strength and courage for the journey ahead." - The Sevillano Family, Somerset College

  • Dec 24, 2019 - USD $ 29.57
  • "I was devastated to hear your news Sam, stay strong" - Beverly

  • Dec 24, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Dear Sam, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs. Love Team Craven" - Jeanine Craven

  • Dec 24, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Keep strong!" - ChrisW

  • Dec 24, 2019 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Good luck!" - Arnulf Diegel

  • Dec 24, 2019 - R 16 010.00
  • "

    Dear Samantha, wishing you a quick and successful return in the winemaking industry. Stay strong, react, and win it all over again. You can do it.

    " - Norberto

  • Dec 24, 2019 - R 2 560.00
  • "

    thoughts and prayers are with you Sam, you have done so many phenomenal things already bouncing back from this will be yet another

    " - Spencer Fondaumiere

  • Dec 24, 2019 - R 359.87
  • "All the best with rebuilding. " - Dean Leppan

  • Dec 24, 2019 - R 508.75
  • "Best Wishes." - Guy

  • Dec 24, 2019 - USD $ 36.97
  • "Respect" - Anonymous

  • Dec 23, 2019 - USD $ 14.78
  • "Sending love, blessings and a huge hug to you and the boys. " - Michele

  • Dec 23, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "A friend of Corina's is a friend of mine. Stay strong. " - Anonymous

  • Dec 23, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "

    Good luck Sam !!

    " - Wallis Elsenkloof

  • Dec 23, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "

    Thinking of you!

    " - Elizma Venter

  • Dec 23, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "

    a little something for a big idea

    " - mathieu labaki

  • Dec 23, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.

    " - Andrew Mellish

  • Dec 23, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Dear Samantha thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. Best wishes Sue Anderson xxx" - Sue Anderson

  • Dec 23, 2019 - USD $ 52.60
  • "Good luck and all the best building up again." - Henning Buller

  • Dec 23, 2019 - USD $ 137.13
  • "Two English wine lovers who heard about you from Charla Haasbroek and want to help" - Colin & Suzanne Doak

  • Dec 23, 2019 - USD $ 73.91
  • "Wishing you all the best, Sam and boys!" - Andre' and Marianne Botha

  • Dec 23, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Never give up." - Roy Roche

  • Dec 23, 2019 - USD $ 739.17
  • "Keep doing what you do best!" - Anonymous

  • Dec 23, 2019 - USD $ 73.91
  • "Our thoughts and those of our customers are with you. " - Giulia and Brian @ Strictly Wine

  • Dec 22, 2019 - USD $ 369.58
  • "What a tragedy - I am so shocked! My thoughts are with you, Samantha. Stay strong - and come back!" - Marcus van Riesen

  • Dec 22, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "All of us at Vision Wine Brands send you our best wishes. Any help you need let us know." - Peter Sloan Vision Wine Brands

  • Dec 22, 2019 - R 1 500.00
  • "So glad you are rebuilding.. Lismore will soar again..! " - Colin Snyman

  • Dec 22, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Wishing you strength" - Barbara

  • Dec 22, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending strength and love x" - Kat & Jon

  • Dec 21, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Wishing you lots of courage, good energy and great happenings! " - jo Schütten

  • Dec 21, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "All the very best Sam & Boys, we are all behind you on the journey ahead - Evan " - Evan Alexander

  • Dec 21, 2019 - USD $ 36.96
  • "Good luck!" - William Finlay

  • Dec 21, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "We know of you and were planning on visiting your farm in the next few weeks. We are devastated for you but even without knowing you I know you will rise through this with great fortitude ????" - Shura&Lupo

  • Dec 21, 2019 - R 3 084.60
  • "So sorry that you have had to experience such devastation. Our thoughts are with you and your boys" - John and Odette Paxton

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 88.17
  • "Sending you & your boys so much love and strength Samantha " - Laura Blanchett

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 3 084.60
  • "Stronger together " - Eastes Family

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "I do not know you, but you inspire ordanary women. May you rise above your advercity." - Astrid Minnaar1

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 36.74
  • "So sorry to hear what happened, always loved your wines and hope you recover at speed." - Stephan V

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 220.42
  • "So sorry to hear about your loss! Wishing you lots of strength and courage....." - Carl R. Knobel, Horgen-Switzerland

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 2 570.50
  • "We can't wait to taste the next #lismorepostfire vintage. " - Sam and Jill Nudelman

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Rise from the ashes!" - Jeremy

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 3 000.00
  • "Good luck and continue to dream big" - Hayley Sherman

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 13.97
  • "Stay strong and rebuild!" - Amy

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck Samantha" - Anonymous

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 73.47
  • "Hey Sam, you will come out stronger than before and reach even greater heights! " - Etienne

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 2 500.00
  • "

    Helping Lismore

    " - Anonymous

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "

    Stand strong lady, you will come out stronger out of this destruction

    " - Peggy De Sousa

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "

    Words will probably be no consolation now, but we just KNOW you will come out stronger on the other side of this tragedy. Know that you have an army of fans and friends behind you.

    " - Pieter and Anneke de Klerk

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "

    Best of luck Sam! One day at a time

    " - Rohan & Alison

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "

    You were very generous when Alan and I visited for a wine tasting. A small repayment for that kindness.

    " - Martyn

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 1 500.00
  • "

    Donation

    " - anonymous

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 1 712.19
  • "

    Sending you love and hope. Looking forward to seeing your post-fire vintages getting recognized globally.

    " - AJ

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 3 010.00
  • "

    The force is strong in you. Rise like a Phoenix you will.

    " - Natalie & Joris van Almenkerk

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    .

    " - Pampels Vinotage Germany

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "May you, your family and Lismore rise once more." - Lyn Woodward

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 23.39
  • "Be strong! " - Doriana Briguglio

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 264.49
  • "Stay strong" - Steve D

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Wishing you and the boys strength in this difficult time. " - Somerset College - Whitman family

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "To the future. " - Anonymous

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sam, our beautiful Phoenix! Lots of love, N&D" - Natalie & Dougal Campbell

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Even though there is no fruit on the vines I choose to rejoice." - Philip

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck guys!" - Wine lover

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "All the best Samantha. I know you will land on your feet again. " - Francesca

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "So sad. One of the best wines i have tasted. Stay strong. " - Stuart

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 36.74
  • "Best wishes at this time" - Gavin Downard

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thoughts and Prayers and strength at this time" - Ev's wine Tour - Nic

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 370.15
  • "Rebuild don’t give up " - Sheryl Lowenthal

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 1 017.50
  • "Our thoughts are with you during this devastating time, it could happen to any of us" - Stephen Richardson, Mellasat Vineyards

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 3 084.60
  • " I cannot even imagine. Lots of love to you and your boys Sam." - Cathy Brewer

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Wishing you strength and courage" - Mills family

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 349.20
  • "I believe in your strength and courage Samantha! " - Cliff Severn

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 79.35
  • "Oh Samantha, what a devastating loss for you and your family. I hope the support of friends and lived ones offers some comfort to you. " - Deborah Berg

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the best for the challenges ahead. " - Emile

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Thinking of you and wishing you all the very best during this time." - Mignon

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 146.44
  • "A little help from Savannah GA." - Etienne & Kendall du Toit

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 8 000.00
  • "You'll soon be making amazing wines again, stay strong! " - Michelangelo Wine Awards

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Sending you love and strength. " - Marc and Irene de Fleuriot

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Together each achieves more!! Keep on keeping on!!" - Lyneth

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 27.40
  • "What devastating news! Wishing you courage to rebuild and start again xx" - Karen Prince

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 109.83
  • "Strength to you and your boys and the entire Lismore team. You can do it Sam - one step at a time." - Tristram and Lisa Wilson

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Sent with more love than the money represents. " - Friends from the UK

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 34.80
  • "Every little bit helps. Such a fan of your wine and your vision." - Mark Irvine

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • ""You will rise again and stronger. Stay Positive & Strong” Long love the Lismore brand!" - Simon & Louise Lavarack

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Sending best wishes for ongoing strength and courage " - Su Birch

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 73.22
  • "You'll rise from the ashes, it will be worth!" - Andrew

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 36.61
  • "In our thoughts Sam! " - Greg Sherwood MW

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 36.61
  • "So sorry to hear your terrible news. Sending love from the UK. " - Jo

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 54.99
  • "Wishing you and your family all the very best. Am off to find and buy some of your wine...Good luck to you all. " - Richard Siddle

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 73.22
  • "Thinking of you and all the staff. Hope this makes a small difference!" - Jan van Schalkwyk

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 34.80
  • "I am heartbroken for you, Samantha. There are no words, I am so sorry. All of my thoughts are with you. Christina" - Christina Rasmussen

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "You will rise again. Much love, Miriam" - Miriam Mannak

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "Hope this helps Samantha. Please lean on us if you need any help. Love. The Wholebunch" - The wholebunch

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "One step at a time. Stay strong" - Rosie Dorrington

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "What would the Wine Ride be without our favourite winery?! Stay strong Sam and all the best with the rebuilding. Looking forward to seeing you up and running again next year!" - Dave E - The Wine Ride Boys

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "I didnt make the second day of the wine ride, but heard all about it. Hopeful to see you next year!! Scotty" - Digital Dice

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "To someone who has already shown so much strength and commitment...we know you will rise again! Sending love." - Ilana and Brent Stone

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 208.80
  • "Take care Samantha" - David Wong

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Stay strong. " - Juan

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Our heartfelt condolences,please shout if we can assist with anything." - The Furness families

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 017.50
  • "Hey Sam, hopefully on next year's ride we can celebrate the inauguration of the re-built cellar!" - Boys from the Wine Ride

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 68.74
  • "Such sad news, but sure you will rise again" - Adrian Chitty

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "So sorry to hear of your devastating loss. A small contribution to help in some way to help you rebuild. All the best. Mike & Delia Ralph" - Mike Ralph

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 65.34
  • "Hope you're back up and running soon!" - Rupert Millar

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Stay strong and fearless x" - The Brunskills

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Let's get you back to making phenomenal Lismore wines again. Our thoughts are with you and your boys <3" - Hassan & John

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "We are sending you strength and love to you and your boys" - Fulton Family: Andrew, Jen, Susara and baby Con

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 017.50
  • "Praying for you and your kids. Its not alot, hope it helps." - Chris Grobler

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending strength and love to you and the boys xx" - Cathy, Kevin & Charlie

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 263.00
  • "Unfathomable tragedy but Phoenixes do rise" - Simon Farr

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thinking of you all. (Stellenbosch Hills Wines and La Serena Farm))" - Philip and Gloudine Kriel

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "All the best!" - Anonymous

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Have visited your estate on two previous occasions and admire all you have accomplished. Wishing you and your family all the best. Hope you get back on your feet real soon." - Dumont Family

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 26.14
  • "Best of luck! Hang in there. " - Malcolm Venter

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 542.30
  • "Sometimes the biggest opportunities come wrapped in a gift we do not currently understand.You and the boys are strong and talented!You will overcome-love you!" - Ashley and Antonio

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 36.61
  • "Wishing you and Lismore well" - Tim James

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "rebuild and we can share a sundowner on the stoop again." - James & Lucia, Vin Cognito

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Stay strong" - Louis

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 29.29
  • "Best wishes from Ireland. " - Julie Dupouy

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 1 052.00
  • "Sterkte" - Johann

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 29.24
  • "All the best for you and your family!" - Ron Hubbers

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 73.22
  • "Sorry for your troubles - but we need the wines back ASAP!" - Mark Hudson

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 366.10
  • "Knowing you will find a way. Much love." - Anonymous

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 27.50
  • "A small donation to help you rebuild your life." - Natasha Hughes

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thinking of you and your family!" - Proof Wine Bar

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "For bootstraps!" - Jane and Chris

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Our thoughts are with you and the boys, we are sure you will recover from the set back" - The Kings

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 146.44
  • "Stay strong Sam, we know you'll be back before long." - Darren Brogden

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 36.61
  • "good luck" - Anonymous

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "sterkte!" - Hennie Taljaard

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 69.60
  • "I really hope it helps! Good luck with everything. " - Jim Gore - Global Wine Academy

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck and best wishes!" - Clement family

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck Sam!!" - J

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 21.97
  • "All the best!" - Sue Marx

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 48.12
  • "Dear Sam, thinking of you, and sending you truck loads of positive energy. " - Victoria Mason

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Hi Samantha, we have only met once but admire the person you have become. Our thoughts and prayers are with you." - Anonymous

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "One day at a time" - Hilldidge

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "I'm so sorry for your devastating loss " - Brett Chrystal

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 34.80
  • "All the best during an inconceivably difficult time. Hopeful that someday you can begin again." - Steph

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Hoping this small donation assists in some way" - MS

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "You will win strong lady. What can I do physically to assist?" - Norma Ratcliffe

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Our hearts go out to you and your family. " - Hildegarde

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Thinking of you and the boys. Be strong" - jeff Grier

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 017.50
  • "A devaststing loss, Sam, but know you have a huge community out there supporting you in rising up again " - Nicola

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "." - Anonymous

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 52.60
  • "Sorry for you loss " - Allan Richts

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 36.61
  • "Hope this little bit helps. You are awesome " - Scott Anderson

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 42.08
  • "Praying for you! " - Boeve family

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 10.52
  • "I know this isn't much, but we wanted to atleast help a little. We have never met, but we know many of your friends in the industry. Good luck to you, we wish you the best!" - Aquam Vinos

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Sam, our hearts are with you and your boys. " - Leone & Michel Rouillard

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 73.22
  • "Sam and the boys. Some of the best times I’ve had in South Africa have been at your place. Sending you love and strength. " - Tim Atkin

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 29.24
  • "So sorry! All the best!" - Ana

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 36.61
  • "Devasted by the news, but hoping you can come back stronger and better than ever." - Alex

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 139.20
  • "May every little help you and your family Sam. Be the strong women that you have always been. We will have your back x Lia" - Lia P

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 210.40
  • "The next generation of Lismore vines will come back even stronger. We are with you, Samantha." - Peter Webb

  • Dec 19, 2019 - USD $ 263.00
  • "All the best in this time." - Anonymous

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 72.97
  • "I am so sorry to hear this news Sam. What a heartbreaking and devastating thing to happen. I wish you all the strength to get through this and rise again. " - Christine Andrews

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 41.10
  • "Always loved your wines, onwards and upwards ???? Jimmy (West London Wine School, UK)" - Jimmy Smith

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Very sorry to hear. Thinking of you and your boys. " - Steven Palvi

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sometimes things happens for a reason... All the best" - Liza Muller

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Rock on Sam, you are a legend!" - Michael Butt

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck Sam." - Heleen (Hartenberg)

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 508.75
  • "Dear Sam best of luck to you and really sorry for your loss. Stand strong and all the best to you and your boys. With courage, love and support you will rebuild this wonderful dream you have. " - Lianie jv Rensburg

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 203.50
  • "Thinking of you" - Barbs

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 102.16
  • "Praying for you" - Bob & Suzanne

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Hi Samantha, sending you love from Sonoma County, where we've survived the Fires of 2017 and 2019. We always say #SonomaStrong, now we'll be cheering #LismoreStrong!! All our best, Jeff & Karissa" - Jeff Chandler and Karissa Dobbs

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Sam, you are, and always will be an inspiration. Stay strong, you will come through this xx" - Charlotte Spicer

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 526.25
  • "Sam we are sending you and your both lots of love, come for a coffee and a hug anytime you need either ????" - Janet & John Higginson

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Keep on carrying on" - Anon

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 58.26
  • "Dear Samantha, are there words to express what happened. So sorry for your loss. Hope you find strenght to get on your feet again soon and find spirit to make great wines again. " - Lisette Goeree

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 34.68
  • "The very best of luck." - Sergio Fraudentali

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 36.48
  • "May the force be with you: always" - Stephen

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 72.97
  • "Sam, I don’t know you but I can’t imagine what you are going through. You can do this, you will rebuild this dream of yours again. It will be bigger, and more impressive and you will fly. " - Lise Manley

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Goodluck Samantha" - Anonymous

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sam, we can’t begin to comprehend the deviation you must be going through, but our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys through this trying time." - Brett & Haley van Aswegen

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 27.40
  • "great wines and a lovely person, be strong and show the world what you can do, AGAIN...." - Phil Poulter

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 72.97
  • "Sending you strength and love. Here to help in anyway we can " - Bubbles, T & Eli

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Love your wines - have been taking them to the US for my wife for years. Sending good thoughts your way." - Kesh (and Christine)

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck" - Anon

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 110.77
  • "Sending you lots of love!" - Joerg Roessler

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 109.45
  • "Our thoughts are with you and your family. You are not alone in this! " - Petra Mayer

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 255.38
  • "We hope our small contribution will help to rebuild everything you lost!" - Wein & Sein, U.Schmidt, L. & B. Peter, Switzerland

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 27.40
  • "Stay strong and good luck! I will buy some wine too!" - Spokey

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 218.90
  • "I cannot believe you're having to go through this. I am so sorry. " - Julie Dalton

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 36.48
  • "Sam is intelligent, strong and a fighter. If there is anyone that will make a huge success once again it is her! " - Adele Botha

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Never give up." - Ronnie Lennox

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 69.92
  • "I'm sure we will taste a new vintage from Lismore quite soon" - Fabrice Brunel

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 145.93
  • "Good luck and stay strong!" - Tobias M.

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Love you lots" - Marc & Family

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Thinking of you and the fun we had at your place. Take Care" - Andrew and Jen

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 3 084.60
  • "Your village has your back. Sending so much love. " - Al and Nix Kreft

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 36.48
  • "Wish I could give more, but hopefully every bit helps getting things back and better than ever before." - Adam K.

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 36.48
  • "Sam, we are praying for you to have the strength to rebuild. You can do it!. Love from David & Kris" - David & Kris Banford

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 263.00
  • "Good luck" - ...

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 017.50
  • "Dearest Sam, you are a rock and a special person. This is a rough blow for you but you've dealt with challenge before and will overcome this too. Much love from both of us." - Kim and Brent

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 26.21
  • "Sending you strength and hope from Napa Valley. " - Teresa

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 3 084.60
  • "I cannot fathom of how you feel right now, but can only wish you strength in these difficult times, and hope that this small gesture will help you back on your feet again as quickly as possible. " - Michael Brand

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "All the best" - Reinhardt Koen

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thinking of you & the boys xx" - Rita & David Trafford

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 017.50
  • "Courage, dear Sam. You can. You have. God's speed." - Anon.

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 1 052.00
  • "I'll be there for more. Just shout." - Helmar Rudolph

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 36.48
  • "Like Phoenix... all the best from Switzerland" - Holger Rovini

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 017.50
  • "Sam, you are an inspiration! I’m so sad for your loss but I have no doubt you have the courage and strength to rebuild. ????" - Jane Wright

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Strength to you, Sam. " - Ingrid M

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "This is such devastating news. Wishing you much resilience!" - Jackie Campbell

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "With love from the McGlashans" - John & Anneke McG

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 47.42
  • "Best of luck!" - Francois

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thinking of you ! " - Heike Evans

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 69.27
  • "Devastated to hear your news Samantha, hoping that you back on the road to recovery and production as soon as possible." - Adrian Needham

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 508.75
  • "Best of luck!" - A Paul

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Thinking of you! " - Hennie & Maggie

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 145.93
  • "Some challenges you are supposed to meet together with friends, not alone. This is such a challenge. We stand hand in hand. Together, we can fix this. " - Anthony and Tessa Hawke

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck. " - Poof of Life

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 72.97
  • "It may be just a small contribution, but I love your wines & sincerely hope you are back up producing soon. xx" - Angie Alexander

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 2 500.00
  • "Holding thumbs" - Carsten

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "You can do it Sam....sterkte and all my prayers at this very very rough time..." - Tess Hawke

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 508.75
  • "We wish you strength in these times" - C Artemides

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "We are thinking of you! Stay strong! " - Anonymous

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "A tiny contribution to a huge tragedy for your family and business - and SA wine in general. Thoughts and prayers with you & yours. DPJ????" - DPJ

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 1 578.00
  • "Sam, just another hurdle to overcome in your rich tapestry of life - We know you can do it again - Blessings to you and the boys :)" - Mark & Andrea Allan

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 138.56
  • "My thoughts are with you Sam at this dreadful time - " - Phil Jones

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "You impressed us with your resilience, now it is time that we impress you with our support. We will be here for you. " - Jean Vincent RIDON

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 364.84
  • "Be positive and come back stronger. Looking forward to tasting your wine again. " - Tersina Shieh

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 68.38
  • "sending you so mic love and strength " - Tim Thiele

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 017.50
  • "with love " - Corina

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Stay strong you will get through this." - Annie Davis

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 34.68
  • "Love your wine, hope you are back in production soon!" - Pete Smith

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Come back stronger and better than ever, Sam. Forged by fire..." - Fiona McDonald

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 72.97
  • "Terrible news - wishing you all the best from Pop! Wines in Glasgow, Scotland." - Russell Buchanan

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 10 175.00
  • "Don't give up, you are a fighter! The Port2Port Team" - Port2Port.wine

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 76.21
  • "Good luck. O'Keefes will prevail!" - Daniel O'Keefe

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 182.42
  • "Devastated at your loss Samantha. Hope this helps with the restoration of what you have created." - Robert Wallace

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "We are always here for you xxx" - Jeremy &. Karl

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "A small donation but given with love & hope for the early restoration of your lovely farm" - Angela

  • Dec 18, 2019 - USD $ 69.36
  • "Together we will succed" - Petra Thiele

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Devastating Greyton Wildfire destroys Lismore Winefarm, the home, the livelihood of Samantha O'Keefe and her children.  Please help us get Sam back on her feet.