Rabbit rescue charities such as Zooh Corner Rabbit Rescue are collecting funding by selling their own unique brands of wine. They are doing it by means of a partnership with Benefit Wines, America’s charity wine shop. Individual bottles of wine sell for $19.99, and $6 of that goes to the charity.
Six different varieties of wine are available: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc. The wines come from a certified organic and fair trade vineyard in Chile. They are vegan friendly, as they are not fined with egg whites or gelatin.
In addition to separate bottles, the wines are also sold in sample packages of four as well as collectors packages with all six varieties. They may only be shipped within the United States, but they cannot be sent to Alabama, Alaska, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania or Utah.
Charity Wines was established by Andrew Graff in 2006, and they have set up charity fund raisers with such well known athletes as Dan Marino, Ken Griffey Jr. and David Ortiz. In one 18-month period they sold more than 65,000 cases of wine and raised one million dollars for charities. Following that success, the company expanded so that they now are able to form partnerships with a wider variety of charitable organizations. Many dog and cat rescues have signed up in addition to rabbit rescue groups.
Zooh Corner is a small, all volunteer, no-kill rabbit welfare organization based in San Gabriel, California. They were founded in 1993.
For more information about Benefit Wines, please visit http://www.benefitwines.com