A Fair Harvest with Worthwhile Wine
Tom Lynch of Worthwhile Wine spent part of his South African vacation volunteering, living in a mud hut, and working side by side with the people of a remote Zulu village. He was determined to change his life after the experience. Worthwhile Wine Company is the product of Tom’s commitment to people and the environment, and, of course, to great wine.
Worthwhile Wine imports award-winning, organic South African wines that have been produced under socially, environmentally, and economically just conditions. Last March the company joined up with Fair Trade USA to launch its first Fair Trade Certified wine. Their project, Partnership Vineyards, gives ownership of several acres of vineyard to each farmer and cellar worker. Their ultimate goal is to put 80 percent of the shareholding back into the hands of farmers and workers to begin to correct exploitation of years past.
Reflecting on his work, Tom writes, “I love the feeling of working hard for a purpose that is bigger than just profit. I love knowing that, because of the wineries we choose to import, every bottle of wine sold is making someone’s life just a little bit better.”
Fair Trade USA and Worthwhile Wine are again teaming up – this time to celebrate “A Fair Harvest” on Sunday, October 24th in Mill Valley, California. The event, hosted by Savory Thymes, is a celebration of Fair Trade communities around the world and a fundraising benefit for nonprofit organization Fair Trade USA. Like to join us for an early supper of flavorful gourmet dishes paired with Fair Trade certified Worthwhile Wine? Follow this link to purchase your tickets.
For those that can’t make the event on October 24th, you can purchase Partnership Vineyards’ wines from Worthwhile Wine’s online store and receive free shipping on orders of four bottles or more during Fair Trade Month in October. Ten percent of every Fair Trade purchase made during Fair Trade Month in October will be donated back to Fair Trade USA.
You can also join Tom and Partnership Vineyards’ winemaker for a virtual wine tasting on October 27th. Visit http://www.worthwhilewine.com/events for more details.