We sip Washington wine just because, but we also sip it for grape causes.

During the month of November, Forgeron Cellars is hosting a food drive to benefit the Northshore Senior Center at their Woodinville Tasting Room location. A few minutes away from Forgeron’s location in Woodinville, the Senior Center also serves the surrounding community: any person in need may go to the center for food items to help feed their families.

Twenty years ago, Forgeron Cellars was born out of a quest to produce site-specific wines that illustrate the diversity found amongst Columbia Valley’s different viticultural appellations. Their mission is to produce small-lot, artisan wines that accurately display each vineyard, varietal, and appellation. They believe that much of winemaking occurs in the vineyard and adhere to traditional techniques while utilizing the benefits of modern innovation. And for the past few years, Forgeron has been working with Northshore Senior Center. “They have an incredibly dedicated staff who have themselves endured much hardship, especially during the pandemic,” said Vickie Llorente, manager of Forgeron Cellars’ Woodinville Tasting Room, “but they have held strong and continue to serve with generous hearts. They are not daunted by the current shortage as they have faith that the community and partners will come through for them and enable the center to provide throughout the holiday season. Their spirit of resilience and giving is inspiring, and we know we can help make a difference.”   

As incentive to bring in and drop-off needed food items, Forgeron Cellars is offering any guest who donates $5.00 off a wine purchase, glass pour of select Forgeron Cellars wine, or gourmet charcuterie plate. The food drive runs all month, and guests are welcome to come back with donated items as often as desired to help the local community. Those interested in helping can visit: www.forgeroncellars.com/fooddrive for a listing of critical items the center is in need of. 

If you are a Washington Winery who is also supporting you’re local communities, get in touch. We’d love to help shine a light your efforts. You can reach out to Bretty Rawson, Digital Programs Manager, at brawson@washingtonwine.org.

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