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Homeless Grapes | Yarra Valley

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De Bortoli Wines, Yarra Valley

58 Pinnacle Lane

Dixons Creek, VIC 3775

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Spend a morning amongst the vines picking grapes with us and help change the lives of those experiencing homelessness.

Here's the story.

In 2015, McLaren Vale vigneron Jock Harvey from Chalk Hill posted on Facebook saying he had three tonnes of beautiful Shiraz grapes that his team weren’t able to pick. He offered them to anyone who was willing to make a donation to Hutt St Centre, an awesome charity who work tirelessly to transform the lives of the homeless.

We immediately wanted to help out. But instead of picking the grapes and making a small donation, we thought, what if we all rally together to pick the grapes, make a beautiful shiraz, sell it, and donate ALL the proceeds to Hutt St Centre? What if we could use beautiful wine and this passionate wine community to affect real change?

So we did just that. And with the help of a collection of great people, we were able to donate $45,000 to Hutt Street. The donation provided 1500 meals, basic human services for 150 people, and jobs for 30 people. And Homeless Grapes was born.

This year we want to make the Homeless Grapes project even bigger. We’re engaging three wine regions, nine wineries, three incredible winemakers and an enthusiastic collection of pickers, wine-lovers and drinkers to help us along.

We want you to be part of the story. We need your hands helping us to pick grapes in the Yarra Valley. Your graciously donated time will ensure every cent from the wines we sell go straight to those experiencing homelessness via the awesome team at St Mary's House of Welcome.

There will be food (generously donated by Mr Burger), coffee, music and abounding love and gratitude.

Please note: Your shoes will be dipped in chlorine, so don't wear a fancy pair!

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Dixons Creek, VIC 3775

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