You might feel like drought is something that just happens in your peripheral vision—something that happens to others, but not you. The problem with thinking that way is you forget that what happens to our farmers affects us all, because their hard work provides us with so much of what we love.
Want to help out, but just not sure how? Local winery 919 Wines are making it easy for all of us to show our support. Throughout this month, they’re running two drought relief fundraising activities to assist farming families in drought-stricken areas of Australia.
A six pack of wine from the winemaker’s own cellar is up for auction, including the 919 2010 Durif and 919 2012 Shiraz (both no longer available commercially) and the 2006 Vintage fortified wine, which retails for $100 a bottle. And each bottle is personally signed by the winemaker himself.
Bidding not your thing? 919 Wines is also donating 20% of all on-line case sales to the relief effort! You’ll get a gorgeous, local wine and directly assist this worthy cause.
“At 919 Wines we are connected to the land, and our hearts go out to those who have been in drought for several years now, “ said Eric Semmler of 919 Wines. “We are hoping that people will dig deep and bid often. We have chosen to send the money to the CWA, as money is spent within the local communities and supports more than just a family.”
All the funds raised will be donated to the CWA NSW branch for direct distribution to struggling farming families for household bills.
Farmers and their families put the welfare of their stock and the local wildlife ahead of their own well-being in many circumstances, and as their financial resources dwindle the communities around them suffer. Bidding instructions and the latest bid can be found on their website.
Or head over to the website www.919wines.com.au and scroll to the bottom of the homepage.
You can also text your bids to 0408 855 272!
Bidding closes at 7pm on Sunday 26th August, so make your best bid as soon as possible to show your