Wine, for good.
"The best barrels to make the best wine" - Emma Raidis
Homeless Grapes Project Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
$90 / 6PK
Though we have the absolute honour of selling the finished product, we can’t take credit for this vino. This is a community effort for community gain. With thousands raised for charity so far, this is a wine that tastes and feels great.
$90 / 6PK
Why do we love this wine?
The first Homeless Grapes Project started in 2015 with one little Facebook post. Jock Harvey, from Chalk Hill Wines, posted that he had a surplus block of grapes and anyone was welcome to them if they made a donation to charity. Our co-founder saw an opportunity: why don’t we make a cheeky little shiraz instead and send 100% of the profits to charity? He contacted Jock and the rest, as they say in the biz, took a shitload of hard work and was totally worth it. The result? An incredible $36,000 donation to the Hutt St Centre in Adelaide. Since then we’ve raised a total of $80k for Hutt St. All proceeds from this Coonawarra Cabernet will go to an amazing frontline charity who seek to enhance the wellbeing of rural people through positive social change. AC Care was started by country people and now serves the Limestone Coast, Murraylands and Riverland communities in South Australia. The loveliest thing about Coonawarra is the community, and this year sees six (six!) of the tiny region’s makers coming together to make a barrel each, from their own vineyard. “We agreed as a team that we’d pick the best barrels to make the best wine,” says Emma Raidis, of Raidis Estate. Extra special thanks go to the vigneron teams at: Raidis Estate, Hollick Estate, Patrick of Coonawarra, Redman Wines, Penley Estate, and Jim Brand Wines. Without the donation of grapes, growing and making time, this project wouldn’t have been possible, and couldn’t have hit the highs it has, that we never could have predicted. Extra special thanks also go to you mofos. Yeah, you. You who jumped out of bed without much notice (hello fickle nature, we’re looking at you) and headed to a vineyard to spend some time with these homeless grapes. You who bought a case of a previous vintage and helped us do some good. You who shared that wine with friends and spread the message of Homeless Grapes. You, who upon reading this, will buy a case of this vintage and help make a difference. The only way to make a wine like this taste any better is to make it for a good cause. Luckily, that’s what we’ve done. The result shows densely concentrated berries on a tightly-woven palate, threaded with crunchy savoury notes that bring it to life. There are blueberries and violets offering great aromatic lift and depth of flavour. A firm hand of youthful tannin leaves you in no doubt about what you’re drinking. This is classic Coonawarra cabernet. Charming, enthralling and beyond promising for the future, it’s looking cracking now after a quick spin in the decanter. Otherwise, pop it down for some years in the cellar, and serve up to lucky guests in time. Just don’t forget to tell its story as you pour.
Wine nerd stuff
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