Humanitas Wines’ Humble Quest Launched in Backyard “Shed-Teau” Now Closing in on a Quarter-of-a-Million in Charitable Donations

Our 2016 winter support campaigns feature three worthy partners. To learn more about their missions, shop our online wine shop and get the redemption code to designate our 20% contribution, click on the “Shop to Drink Charitably” badge of your choice below to get started!

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We also invite you to Drink Charitably with us by ordering wines online or join a Humanitas Wine Club. You may also contact our hospitality team directly at (707) 253-1405.

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 “The Story of the Seven Percent Solution”

In 2014, Humanitas Wines joined the Good Life Wine Collective with Jessup Cellars and Handwritten Wines after Judd Wallenbrock took the helm as President of the family-owned wine group in 2012. It was during this integration process that Wallenbrock realized his tiny one-man show was on path to surpass a quarter-of-a-million-dollars in donations to charitable projects. Latin for philanthropy, character and human nature, Humanitas embraces two simple ideas — craft the best vineyard designate wines possible while creating good in the world.

“After running solo for more than a decade, and now finding a home with The Good Life Wine Collective, this transition has allowed me to reflect back on my journey,” said Wallenbrock. “I’m humbled at what Humanitas has accomplished and where it can now go with a full team behind our mission. Our dream is to get enough people Drinking Charitably to raise this kind of revenue for worthy causes on an annual basis.”

Founded in Wallenbrock’s backyard shed (The Shed-Teau) in 2001 as a way to give back to those less fortunate, Humanitas donates seven percent of all revenues to charity. It’s what Wallenbrock calls, “The Seven Percent Solution.” Specifically, the monies go to solution-based organizations in health, hunger and affordable housing, with a focus on regional giving. Currently, Humanitas has fundraising partnerships with Souls4Souls, Napa Chamber of Commerce FoundationThe Edith Sanford Breast Foundation, SightLife, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and many regional food banks and community foundations.

At the Humanitas Tasting Annex in southern Napa, the winery offers appointment only Pay it Forward tasting experiences that feature exclusive tours of its winery facility, along with molecular gastronomy spoon bite pairings developed by master instructor and cookbook author Chef MikeC. We also have one of wine country’s largest vinyl record collections for your listening please!