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Homeless Grapes Project Hunter Valley Pick
February 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
We are excited to be joining forces with Vinomofo and four Hunter Valley wineries to make a beautiful Hunter Valley wine entirely for charity – Homeless Grapes White Blend 2019. The last few grapes for this wine are going to be picked as a community event on Saturday February 2 at Dalwood Estate and we want YOU to be part of the story.
In 2015, McLaren Vale vigneron Jock Harvey from Chalk Hill posted on Facebook saying he had three tonnes of beautiful Shiraz grapes that his team weren’t able to pick. He offered them to anyone who was willing to make a donation to Hutt St Centre, an awesome charity who work tirelessly to transform the lives of the homeless. At Vinomofo we immediately wanted to help out. But instead of picking the grapes and making a small donation, we thought, what if we all rally together to pick the grapes, make a beautiful shiraz, sell it, and donate ALL the proceeds to Hutt St Centre? What if we could use beautiful wine and this passionate wine community to affect real change? So we did just that. And with the help of a collection of great people, we were able to donate $45,000 to Hutt Street. The donation provided 1500 meals, basic human services for 150 people, and jobs for 30 people. And Homeless Grapes was born.
All proceeds from the sale of this wine will be donated to a local Sydney charity. And we’re inviting anyone local to come along and be a winemaker for a morning. It will be an awesome day and of course, we’ll make sure the important things in life are covered – coffee, juice and mocktails supplied by The Travelling Bar, wine and a BBQ will be provided pre and post pick. Your graciously donated time will ensure that EVERY CENT from the sale of this wine will go directly to those experiencing homelessness in Sydney.
Exciting news, we’ve sold out of picking passes for the first ever Hunter Valley Homeless Grapes pick on Saturday February 2!
A big thanks to everyone who registered for a ticket, we can’t wait to meet you.