Gracious Gift: Giving Back, One Bottle at a Time
Today in the US, more than 46.5 million are living with food insecurity. Almost 1 in 6 Americans are hungry, or faced by the threat of hunger during any given time of the year.
Knowing that anyone goes hungry, particularly children, is an issue that Cindy Sebek, founder of The Gracious Gift Wines, holds close to her heart. She created The Gracious Gift Wines with a simple goal: feed America’s hungry.
“To know that one child was going to bed hungry in my neighborhood just seemed unfathomable to me. During economic downtimes there are three industries that actually have an increase in sales – alcohol, tobacco, and cosmetics. I figured, why not turn one of these items that thrive into something that can help those in need the most,” said Cindy.
Currently, The Gracious Gift Wines are available at retail in Texas only or you can order them exclusively through the Wine Sisterhood Wine Shop. Each bottle sold through the Wine Sisterhood Wine Shop will provide meals in your specific neighborhood (by shipping address). To date, this wine has fed more than 160,000 meals to those in need.
The Gracious Gift Red Blend is a beautiful blend of specially selected California red fruit from vineyards in Monterey, Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties. Aromas and flavors of strawberry jam, ripe blackberry, cherry cola and spicy black pepper lead to a rich lingering finish.
The Gracious Gift Chardonnay is from the Mendocino appellation, part of the North Coast AVA, located about 90 miles north of San Francisco. This wine has bright aromas and flavors of peaches, fresh pear and green apple and a bright, crisp finish.
Use The Gracious Gift Wine Locator to find these wines in stores in Texas.
Watch Cindy’s TEDx San Antonio below and learn more about how the idea for The Gracious Gift was sparked and how it helps fight hunger locally: