SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. (NASDAQ: VWE) (TSX: VWE.U) (TSX: VWE.WT.U) (âVWEâ or the âCompanyâ) , one of the fastest growing wine producers in the United States with a leading direct-to-customer sales platform, announced the milestone of one million meals donated by its Angels campaign Share to fight against food insecurity.
Angels Share, Vintage Wine Estates’ campaign to help end food insecurity, celebrates one million meals served.
Angels Share is the small portion of wine in the barrel that is lost through evaporation – winemakers like to call it a gift to the angels. Eight years ago, Vintage Wine Estates (VWE) created a campaign, called Angels Share, to help neighbors in need with boxes of healthy food for the holidays. Since then, in partnership with the Redwood Empire Food Bank, employees have gathered at a Christmas party instead to pack the food, using the production line and boxes typically used for wine.
âWith a virtual event last year, we came together in 2021 under Covid-safe protocols to once again host an in-person packaging event at our warehouse in Santa Rosa,â explained Katy Long, VWE Director of ‘Angels Share. “With a smaller team, we still managed to pack 3,000 boxes in under three hours and ship them in our trucks to our neighbor, Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB), for distribution this holiday season.”
Since its inception, Angels Share has provided over one million meals, not only to REFB, which serves California communities from the Oregon border to North Bay, but to nine other food banks in Colorado, Maryland, Alabama, South Carolina, Vermont and Massachusetts. Food insecurity is a national challenge and with the support of Angels Share and VWE’s national network of distributors, retailers and restaurants, the food needs of the elderly, families and those in need, particularly in these difficult times of pandemic, will be satisfied.
VWE also gives REFB a helping hand throughout the year in the form of thousands of lightly used, recycled and donated wine boxes for food packaging.
“We are grateful to VWE for its leadership and continued commitment to help end hunger in our community.” said Lisa Cannon, director of programs for the Redwood Empire food bank. “Neighbors helping neighbors, that’s what it is.”
About Vintage Wine Estates, Inc.Vintage Wine Estates is a family of wineries and wines with a mission to produce the finest quality wines and provide incredible customer experiences with wineries in Napa, Sonoma, California’s Central Coast, California, United States of America. ‘Oregon and Washington State. Since its founding 20 years ago, the company has grown to become the 15th largest wine producer in the United States, selling more than two million cases equivalent to nine liters per year. To consistently drive growth, the company organizes, creates, manages and markets its many brands and services to customers and end consumers through a balanced omnichannel strategy encompassing direct-to-consumer, wholesale and exclusive branding agreements with national retailers. While VWE is diversified across price and varietal with over 50 brands ranging from $ 10 to $ 150 at retail, its primary focus is the fastest growing premium segment of the wine industry with the majority of brands selling in the $ 10 to $ 20 price range. The Company regularly posts updates and additional information on www.vintagewineestates.com.
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