Wineries That Give Back

Round two of wineries that are giving back in every possible way


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Another winery with a conscience, Transendence is a small husband and wife team producing some impressive wines, decidedly in a new world style. Drawing much of their fruit from the Sta Rita Hills, Kenneth and Sara Gummere are producing small lots of distinctive wines and at the same time are contributing part of their profits to a worthy charity each year. In the past they've helped people affected by the disaster in Fukushima, Japan and have supported Project Transcend, a California non-profit working to help people in Tanzania develop educational and career options.

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  • Cline Cellars partnered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer and donates funds every year. Cline's Cashmere Red blend has a pink ribbon on the label, but the donation is independent of wine sales. Cline is also planning a similar partnership supporting Alzheimer's research for its forthcoming Cashmere White wine.

    Jun 12, 2013 at 6:36 PM

  • Snooth User: bravium
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
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    Thanks for your thoughtful article, Gregory! I appreciate you helping to get the word out re: the Sip&Give campaign. It is inspiring reading the stories of some of the other wineries who have made giving such a central part of their businesses. Happy to send you some Bravium wines so you can familiarize yourself with my flagship Pinot Noir, etc. Thanks again. Derek Rohlffs, Proprietor & Winemaker, Bravium

    Jun 13, 2013 at 1:31 AM

  • Snooth User: mweb
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    Thank you for the shout out! fyi, it's "ONEHOPE Wine" and Rob Mondavi, Jr. (Michael's son) is the winemaker on the wines.

    Jun 13, 2013 at 11:22 AM

  • Snooth User: DM94523
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    Boisset Family Estates also "gives back" frequently, in a variety of ways. One example: they donate $1 from the sale of each bottle of their Frenchie wines (which feature Jean-Charles Boisset's French Bulldog on the label) to the ASPCA. We can also organize private tastings for charitable groups through our Boisset Wine Living at Home program. Cheers!
    - Derek Mims, Boisset Founding Wine Ambassador

    Jun 14, 2013 at 3:17 PM

  • Ehlers estates is another

    Jun 17, 2013 at 2:11 PM

  • Snooth User: Chris Klau
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    Schmitt Sohne's brand RELAX Pink has partnered with the SAVE THE TA-TAS Foundation and donates $1.00 each time #RELAX4TaTas is shared or mentioned in social media circles. In 2012 we donated $25,000 and have committed another minimum donation of $25,000 in 2013. We're proud to support such an outstanding organization working tirelessly towards breast cancer research.
    Christopher R. Klau - President

    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:49 AM

  • Snooth User: rooster
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    When my wife and I visited Benziger in May, a van was there to deliver employees that have some level of handicap. It truly was impressive to see many of those less fortunate being given a degree of accomplishment they otherwise would not experience !

    Jul 01, 2013 at 7:01 PM

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