VA Wine Country calendars raise money for local causes

Virginia Wine Gives Back logoVirginia wineries and other Virginia wine supporters are promoting the sale of 2018 Virginia Wine Country calendars to raise money for local non-profits. 

For each online sale of the $12 Virginia Wine Country mini desk calendar, participating Virginia wineries and other participating businesses receive $5 to donate to the non-profit of their choice. 

Choose one of these promo codes to use when purchasing calendars: 

Afton Mountain Vineyards will donate to Blue Ridge Medical Center (code: Afton)

DelFosse Vineyards will donate to Nelson County SPCA's Almost Home pet adoption center (code: DelFosse)

Pearmund Cellars, Effingham Manor and Vint Hill Craft Winery will donate to Code of Support Foundation & Fauquier SPCA.
- Pearmund Cellars (code: Pearmund)
- Effingham Manor & Winery (code: Effingham)
- Vint Hill Craft Winery (code: Vint Hill)

Trigger Agency (wine festival organizer) will donate to Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation (code: Trigger)

DelFosse Vineyards near Charlottesville was the first to sign on to the campaign, choosing Nelson County SPCA's Almost Home pet adoption center as their recipient.

"We're so happy to be participating in the Virginia Wine Gives Back campaign," says winery owner Adrienne Albers. "It's an easy and wonderful way to help support the important and needed programs in our community."

Afton Mountain Vineyard's Elizabeth Smith also responded immediately to the idea of a charity focus for the calendars, and chose Nelson County's Blue Ridge Medical Center as their recipient. BRMC provides a full range of medical services to the community on a sliding scale for those who are uninsured or under insured. 

Not only wineries are participating; Trigger Agency, which organizes wine and beer festivals and events around the state, including Vintage Virginia, has also joined the campaign. Their chosen non-profit, Spirit of Hope Childrens Foundation, provides support and education for children and adults with a mental or physical disability.

CrossKeys VineyardWineries and others participating in the Virginia Wine Gives Back campaign promote the Virginia Wine Country mini desk calendar through their eNewsletters and social media channels, using a Discount Code assigned by Virginia Wine in My Pocket, which tracks all sales and donations. At the end of January, participating businesses will receive $5 for each calendar sale, to donate to the charity of their choice.

To participate in Virginia Wine Gives Back, contact Nancy Bauer at Virginia Wine in My Pocket at 

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The Virginia Wine Gives Back campaign, sponsored and organized by Virginia Wine in My Pocket, was inspired by #GivingTuesday, the post-Black Friday and CyberMonday buying frenzy, when many shift their focus to holiday and end-of-year giving. 

Virginia Wine in My Pocket is a small business that promotes Virginia wine travel through a wine country website, free travel app in iTunes and Google Play, Virginia Wine Country calendar, and upcoming Virginia Wine Country Travel Journal (launching March 2018 at the Virginia Wine Expo in Richmond).