We didn’t think we could love wine anymore… We were wrong. So wrong. Because when wine can help the homeless, that is a beautiful thing.
Last year, Andre Eikmeier, Joint CEO and Co Founder of Vinomofo responded to a Facebook post from a local McLaren Vale vigneron by the name of Jock Harvey. Jock had 3 tonnes of beautiful Shiraz vines near Willunga that his team wasn’t going to be able to pick. He offered them to anyone who was willing to make a donation to Hutt St Centre, a charity who work tirelessly to transform the lives of Adelaide’s homeless.
And in stepped Andre and his brilliant idea. Why not rally some troops together, pick the grapes and make a Shiraz, with all proceeds being donated to the Hutt St Centre. Genius…
So The Homeless Grapes Project was born and after raising $36,000 after last year’s pick was turned into delicious wine, it is back in 2016!
This year the baton has been passed from Yangarra over to Charlie Seppelt and Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard to make the 2016 vintage, and with the ‘pick date’ set for Sunday 13 March, there is no doubt that much wine and much money will be made for such a wonderful cause.
Volunteers can expect to be picking on a block in McLaren Vale but the address is still to be confirmed – if you are interested then we suggest you keep your eye on the Hutt St Centre Facebook page as they bring you regular updates.
When: Sunday 13 March
Time: From 8am
When the wine is made, Vinomofo will do their thing and sell the wine, so make sure you keep your eye out for it so you can scoop it up and do your part!