It sounds too good to be true, but you can score yourself a bottle of vino, and the profits will go towards a homeless shelter. Who knew a glass of red can do good to your health, and do good for your fellow humans?
The legends at Vinomofo started the Homeless Grapes Project in 2015. They saw a surplus harvest of grapes from Chalk Hill Wines was up for grabs and decided to turn the grapes into a Shiraz, and forward the proceeds to a homeless charity in Adelaide. Since then, they’ve raised $100,000 for Hutt St Centre in Adelaide.
In 2018, they’re crafting not one, but three wines, made in three different wine-producing regions. There’s a Chardonnay from the Yarra Valley, Shiraz from the McLaren Vale, and a cabernet sauvignon from Coonawarra. Plus, the proceeds from each varietal will go to a local charity, each with a focus on supporting vulnerable people who are homeless or living in poverty.
Before you leave us to buy up big, here are the specifics. These wines are available for pre-release sales for $120–150 for six bottles. They’re not ready for drinking just yet—they still need to be fermented and barrel-aged. You’ve got to reserve your case first, and when it’s ready for quaffing, the bottles will be dispatched in 2019.
But you’re in luck. Sales of their 2017 vintage shiraz go live on Sunday 17 June. They’re expecting sales of this red to raise $25k, so get your credit cards ready!
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