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The holidays are about spreading joy – not just for loved ones, but for others. Through the spirit of spreading cheer, people and organizations have the power to transform their communities and the world as part of Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. The global generosity movement allows people from around the world to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage generosity. In celebration of the Season of Giving, scroll through to explore these 12 Philanthropic Wine Brands available at Empire Distributors’ locations*.
About: Deriving from an ancient name that the Romans used to refer to the city of Cariñena, Bodegas Care is a representation of its origin through a commitment to the land and a love for the territory. At the same time, it refers to the English word Care, because they Care and respect the vines and vinification of all their wines.
Product Philanthrophy: Bodegas Care donates 10% of the proceeds from the CARE Solidarity Rosé to AMAC-GEMA, a local association against breast cancer.
Empire Distributors Market Availability: Atlanta, Savannah, Colorado
About: Built on hope and rooted in purpose, OneHope Wines was born from an undeniable calling to do good. With a commitment to quality, OneHope’s award-winning wines are made from the finest grapes sourced from world-renowned winemaking regions.
Product Philanthrophy: The OneHope Foundation gives to organizations that provide greater access to water, hunger relief, health and education – while also supporting local non-profits across the country. Join OneHope on their mission to give back to local and global organizations with 10% of every purchase donating directly to a cause of your choice. With over $9 million donated to date, OneHope continues to change the world one glass at a time.
Empire Distributors Market Availability: Atlanta, Albany, Augusta, Savannah
About: Discover true craftsmanship with the vast collection of wines from Copper Cane. Born in Napa Valley California, Copper Cane Wines are crafted to offer a touch of luxury for everyday indulgence.
Product Philanthrophy: Böen Wines, in partnership with No Kid Hungry, is committed to ending childhood hunger in America. Through their commitment, Böen Wines can help provide up to 2.25 million meals to kids in need. Together, with the National Forest Foundation, Elouan Wines is committed to planting 100,000 Trees in America’s National Forests.
Empire Distributors Market Availability: Albany, Atlanta, Augusta, Knoxville, Raleigh, Savannah, Wilmington
About: Organically farmed and masterfully made, the Bonterra Organic Vineyards collection epitomizes wines that are perfectly in tune with nature. A celebration of the vitality derived from organic cultivation, the portfolio features wines coaxed from the earth by careful farming practices carried out on a dynamic network of estate and partner farms throughout California.
Product Philanthrophy: Bonterra Vineyards partners with Trees Atlanta each year in an effort to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests and create new green space.
Empire Distributors Market Availability: Atlanta, Asheville, Raleigh
About: Purple Cowboy wines are a tribute to winemaking, rodeo-riding cowboys who were known for drinking so much wine their teeth turned purple.
Product Philanthrophy: A portion of the proceeds of all sales of Purple Cowboy wines goes to Tough Enough to Wear Pink, a breast cancer awareness campaign.
Empire Distributors Market Availability: Chattanooga, Knoxville
About: Bar Dog is delicious California wine made to be enjoyed every day. For the love of dogs and all they bring to our lives, Bar Dog wines has committed to supporting rescue shelters across North America in partnership with the Petfinder Foundation.
Product Philanthrophy: The Petfinder Foundation awards grants funded by Bar Dog wines to shelters, helping them provide pet food, supplies, and veterinary treatment for dogs awaiting adoption.
Empire Distributors Market Availability: Chattanooga, Knoxville
About: A great wine for a great cause, Purple Heart Wines honors the sacrifice of American Veterans.
Product Philanthrophy: Purple Heart Wines makes a generous annual donation to the Purple Heart Foundation, an organization dedicated to serving the unmet needs of military men, women and families. For over 60 years the Purple Heart Foundation has been supporting and honoring the sacrifice military veterans have made for our country.
Empire Distributors Market Availability: Albany, Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, Knoxville
About: Delivering quality wines using sustainable practices, Trinity Oaks Wines embody incredible depth, great tastes and pair wonderfully with most flavor-centric foods that are popular today.
Product Philanthrophy: Dedicated to helping our environment’s future, the winery also maintains an eco-friendly “One Bottle, One Tree” campaign in which it vows to plant one tree for every bottle that it sells. At last count, the number of trees planted to date totaled well over 21 million.
Empire Distributors Market Availability: Asheville, Charlotte, Chattanooga
About: Deriving its name from the free-spirited method of crushing grapes barefoot, Barefoot is honored to be the most awarded wine brand in the world for its innovative approach to winemaking and diverse collection of delicious, refreshing wines.
Product Philanthrophy: Between November 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022, Barefoot Wine is donating $200,000 or 2 million meals to Feeding America.
Empire Distributors Market Availability: Atlanta, Augusta, Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville
About: Since their inception in 1996, Joel Gott has selected only the best fruit from growing regions in California, Oregon and Washington which they blend to create more balanced, clean, complex and elegant wines.
Product Philanthrophy: Joel Gott Wines is proud to be a national partner with Feeding America, an organization that shares Joel’s belief that every family deserves food on the holiday table. A program supporting Feeding America and their local food banks, Gott for Good will help provide 2.5 million meals to neighbors in need.
Empire Distributors Market Availability: Chattanooga
About: Since Olé & Obrigado was founded, social responsibility has been at the center of their core values. They have raised over $750,000 for important causes that make the world a better place through the Liquid Geography rosé line, live and virtual events, and other special campaigns. This sense of responsibility has expanded to include taking care of the environment: in 2022, Olé & Obrigado became one of the first importers in the U.S. to be Certified Carbon Neutral.
Product Philanthrophy: Olé & Obrigado donates 50% of Liquid Geography Mencía Rosé’s profits in equal parts to: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to support cancer care, research, and education, and Wheeling Forward to help those with disabilities experience life to the fullest.
Empire Distributors Market Availability: Colorado
About: For more than 37 years, Sonoma-Cutrer has earned a reputation of craftsmanship by steadfastly choosing quality over quantity. The winery is known for crafting world-class expressions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir by marrying traditional Burgundian winemaking methods with their own California innovation.
Product Philanthrophy: In partnership with No Kid Hungry, Sonoma-Cutrer will be making a $50,000 joint donation to end child hunger. This donation can help provide up to 500,000 meals to kids facing food insecurity in the United States.
Empire Distributors Market Availability: Knoxville