The Homeless Grapes Project

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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 CEO André 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.

People jumped on board the HGP train immediately, keen to be involved and help in any way possible. 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, with another good chunk pencilled in from impending 2017 Homeless Grapes Project sales.

But in 2018, for the first time, we picked three separate wines from three different wine regions and branched out into local causes – from Adelaide’s Hutt St Centre, to Melbourne’s St Mary’s House of Welcome and Coonawarra’s ac.care.

This is the Homeless Grapes story.

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