Sign up for the Daily Sip

Your daily dose of wine knowledge.
Fun, short emails featuring wines, winemakers, regions, gadgets and more.

Email Address
Sign up to receive The Daily Sip for free
 Filed as : Featured WinemakersWinemakers

Eat, Drink, And Give Charitably

Nov 18, 2011
Eat, Drink, And Give Charitably
Drink it forward

o_winesFrom donations to auctions, wines and charities go hand-in-hand. But what if your deductible purchase packed more of a punch for society?

Such was one night’s topic of conversation for Stacy Lill and Kathy Johnson. Over a shared bottle, the two wondered if a winery could be truly charitable while using bulk juice and custom crush. To find out, they hosted focus groups in their hometown, Woodinville, Washington—also home to well-known winery brands like Chateau Ste. Michelle. Chardonnay was a clear winner for their flagship varietal.

And so goes the story of O Wines. Though Oprah’s work in Africa inspired both women, the ‘O’ actually stands for ‘Opportunity.’ 100% of their net profits fund educational scholarships for low-income, high-potential youth.

And therein lies your opportunity for purchase. We recommend O WINES Chardonnay 2008 (Columbia Valley) $13.95. Crisp lemon cream notes will fade into a buttery finish. It’s available here, along with O WINES Red Wine—a blend of syrah, merlot, cabernet franc, and sangiovese.

In total, O Wines has given scholarships to 40 youth—34 are the first in their families to attend college. That’s something we’ll toast (and serve!) this holiday season.

How about you? Tell us below. 


Previous Sip

A Full Day Of Sipping
Ditch The Turkey For Oregon Wine Country

Although it has no legal definition, what term is often used on wine labels to indicate that the grapevines used to produce the wine are of a certain age?