Five Wines That Give Back To The Community
on 14/05/13 at 8:39 amWine
Looking for a feel-good syrah? A philanthropic pinot? Here are five wines with a charitable side, from a Washington chardonnay that helps send low-income women to college to an Australian syrah dedicated to environmental biodiversity.
1. O Wines 2011 Chardonnay (Columbia Valley, Washington)
This white wine is crafted in that crisp, fruit-forward, refreshing style that is classically Columbia Valley. Since 2008, O Wines has raised $125,000 and funded more than 40 college scholarships for low-income women. www.owines.com.
2. Cultivate 2010 The Gambler (Mendoza, Argentina)
This hails from Lujan de Cuyo, a subregion south of Mendoza where vineyards teeter at 800 meters above sea level. The result is a brawny, leather-and-spice wine with a long finish, thanks to 13 percent indigenous bonarda. Since its inception, Cultivate has given $430,905 to 46 organizations, including Autism Speaks. www.cultivatewines.com.