One Truckee Candle Shop is Making a Big Difference


If you’ve been to a Truckee Thursdays or shop around town frequently, you’re probably familiar with Rescued Wine. Owned by Amy Davies, Rescued Wine has evolved from her original candle shop in downtown (called "Tahoe Candle") to candles that are so much more than just a good scent. Rescued Wine was born with a mission is to help animal rescue groups as well as to ease environmental stress. It is the only local candle shop that gives back.

With a deep passion for animals, Davies shifted the focus of her candle business to helping save them. The company donates 10% of their annual profits to three rescue organizations: Pawsitive Ohio,  K94Keeps, and Fetching Tails Foundation. These organizations do great things, like lowering euthanasia rates, rescuing adoptable dogs from high kill shelters, raising funds for low-cost spay/neuter programs, community education, and creating positive, forever relationships between dogs and their owners. “On top of that,” says Davies, “we ship thousands of candles each year to events that support animal rescue.”

Rescued Wine also ‘rescues’ old wine and beer bottles from being scrapped by upcycling them to candleholders. In fact, one of the biggest inspirations to Davies is the business’s recycling partners, the local casinos and resorts. We love that in a town like Truckee, everyone is doing their part to help reduce, reuse, and recycle!

The Rescued Wine candles are some of our favorite local candles. The company sells five different collections, but we’re hooked on the Signature Collection which is filled with wine inspired scents. Pick up a Chardonnay or a Palm Sangria candle for a great gift or for a little pick-me-up. As Davies reminds us, “the more people who love our candles, the more animals we can help together.”  Find Rescued Wine in stores, on their website, Facebook, or Instagram.

Quick Fire

What is your favorite outdoor activity in Truckee/Tahoe?

Relaxing at the beach at Sand Harbor or snowboarding at Alpine Meadows


Where is your go-to place when you need to relax?

Donner Lake docks


Where is your favorite spot to grab a cocktail or bite to eat?

Truckee Tavern


Snow bum or beach bum?

Beach bum


Where can we find you on a Sunday morning?

On the boat!


What is your favorite local Instagram account to follow?



Truckee and North Tahoe are growing so quickly! What are you most excited about in this new development?

More grocery options!