A sparkling wine to change the world

From a generational pandemic to powerful protests for civil rights and wildfires that have ripped through communities we love, we’ve all been living through a pretty challenging time.

Through it all, we’re all finding ways to persist and persevere.

Our friend, winemaker John Grochau, was moved this year to release his first charitable-benefit wine. A 2015 Chehalem Mountain sparkling wine, made in the traditional method, it’s 77% Pinot Noir, 23% Chardonnay – and it’s so, so good.

Order now for just $28 a bottle, plus $9.99 shipping.

He’s calling it Up Rising and proceeds from the wine will benefit two organizations critically important to John (and to me, and hopefully, to you).

First, the ACLU of Oregon – a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to protect democracy and civil liberties for all of us.

And second, the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. As John says, he’s supporting VG because “the wine business is built on the backs of immigrant labor; and I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without them. The pandemic has made the health clinic’s work more important, and more difficult with the ever-present danger of infection. I want to support those who help me do what I do.”

The year 2015 was a great one, producing sparkling wines that showcase the best of what the Willamette Valley has to offer. The wine has a toasted brioche quality, dried apple, lemon zest, and white peach flavors and a minerality that perfectly balances the fruit and acid.

After this long, hard challenging year, this is a perfect wine to have on hand when you’re ready to celebrate. Order now and we’ll send it out right away.

Order by Monday, October 26 and we’ll deliver it by Election Day for folks on the East Coast. Order by Wednesday, October 28 and we’ll deliver it by Election Day for folks on the West Coast.

Need full cases or sent to multiple addresses? Send us an email and we’ll get a custom order set up for you!