Ethically Responsible Wines

Whether benefiting the Earth or aiding a good cause, its always nice to uncover wines that are not only delicious, but ones that make you feel even better about what you’re sipping!

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, today bringing you three ethically responsible wines under $25 that will make a statement on not only your palate, but on your heart.

2009 OneHope Cabernet Sauvignon
When talking ethnically responsible, you can’t have a conversation without bringing OneHope Wines into the mix. That’s because, not only do they produce delicious, classic California varietals, but they also give half of all their profits to charity.

That’s right, each bottle of OneHope Wine has a designated recipient where proceeds are contributed to. These consist of organizations ranging from cancer research and the fight against AIDS, to supporting our troops and children’s hospitals.

We recommend the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon – its delicious and robust, with dark red and lush cherry aromas and undertones of tobacco, but the wine also benefits ACT Today!, a charity that helps autistic children.

  • Where to Buy: Club W — a new club who promotes an unpretentious approach to the study of good wine. Becoming a member means down-to-earth guidance from the club’s sommeliers along with access to a whole bunch of impressive and uncommon juice. And the best part – there’s no big commitment. You can order wines in a given month, or not!
  • Cost: $18.99/bottle

St. Supéry 2011 Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc
St. Supéry Vineyards & Winery is the largest family-owned, estate-produced winery in Napa Valley. They also have the largest family-owned Napa Green certified vineyards in the Valley. This means that all of their wines are created by St. Supéry from start to finish, with no purchased fruit, offsite production, storage, or other outside influences. It also means also have complete control over how their grapes are grown… sustainably!

This Sauvignon Blanc is one of their most popular sellers. It breathes of grapefruit, lemon and lime with flavors to match. You’ll love the hint of kiwi and guava that becomes more prominent as you sip this wine.

 

2010 Cuvaison Carneros Chardonnay
Since 1969, Cuvaison Estate has been handcrafting classic Napa Valley wines. But from vine to bottle, they aren’t only producing vintages with elegant attributes, they’re also doing their best to maximize sustainability.

In fact, Cuvaison has been certified by an array of green organizations, including the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. This means they are doing everything they can to reduce their environmental footprint – from purchasing equipment that conserves energy to recycling water used in their Carneros vineyards, which goes into a system where it cleans the water enough to where they can reuse it for such things as fire prevention and vineyard irrigation.

Try their classic Chardonnay which combines lemon, lime and vanilla aromas with lush nectarine and tangerine fruit and a bit of spice on the palate.

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