So, you want to make a difference?

Category: Drink

In uncertain times, the delicateness of our land, water, and environment has become increasingly top of mind--and we’re pretty passionate about doing our part to protect it. Being a changemaker in the wine industry makes us proud and giddy inside to say the least. And we’re incredibly grateful for Winc’s community (i.e., you) that makes it possible for us to invest in doing good for Mother Earth.

By being a part of Winc’s wine club, you’ve joined us on our mission for sustainable development. From compostable packaging, to doing away with unnecessary cork capsules, and of course, partnering with sustainable and organic growers and winemakers--sustainability is in our roots (no pun intended). But through one partnership in particular, we’ve taken our commitment even further, making it easier than ever for wine-lovers to make an impact through our wine delivery.

Enter, 1% for the Planet, an incredibly impactful global movement that brings together businesses and individuals to give back to the environment. We teamed up with them to donate one percent of all our Pacificana® sales towards sustainable efforts. In other words, every time you sip a Pacificana® wine, you’re making a difference. It’s wine delivery with a cause!

Why 1% for the Planet?

Their impact is really, really big--and smart. Founded in 2002 by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and entrepreneur Craig Mathews, it was built on the recognition of the power of collective activism. In their words, it’s about bringing “dollars and doers together to accelerate smart environmental giving.” We love their focus on simple, innovative, everyday actions, involving thousands of organizations that allow shoppers to spend mindfully. To date, they’ve given back more than $175 million for the environment, in six areas: climate, food, land, pollution, water, and wildlife.

Why Pacificana®?

If you’ve tried it, there’s probably no explanation needed. Pacificana® wines are as true to California’s landscape as the Big Sur coastline or the sky-scraping Redwoods. Crafted in classic California style for a new generation of wine drinkers, they bottle the innovative, adventurous spirit of our land and its winemakers.

The member-favorite Pacificana® Cabernet Sauvignon is a full body of dark fruit and cloves, oak-aged for rich, flavorful layers. The 2016 Pacificana Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented, meaning it strikes the delicate balance of vanilla-y smoothness, crisp fruit, and just a hint of warming butter. Expect a little butterscotch and candied lemon too.

Where to find it:

Other than the ridiculously easy Winc.com (duh!), we’ve tried to make giving back as attainable as possible. Pacificana has made it’s way around Southern California, including a number of Whole Foods markets, the Hollywood Bowl, and even great restaurants and retail locations (listed below).

Artisan Cheese Gallery

Ashland Hill

Barney’s

Block Party

Cornell Winery & Tasting Room

Cross Campus Downtown

Cross Campus Santa Monica

Crossroads

Cuvée Century City

Cuvée Robertson

El Condor

Elegant Wine and Spirits LLC

Food-LA

Fresco Community Market

Grow Market

Hollywood Bowl

Honor Bar (South Beverly Grill)

Jinya Ramen

Joan’s on 3rd (3rd Street)

Joss Cuisine

Mauro’s Cafe

Mr. C Beverly Hills

Real Food Daily (West Hollywood)

Real Food Daily (Santa Monica)

Royale Liquor

RVCC

Sage Vegan Bistro Culver City

Sandy’s

Shiki (Beverly Hills)

The Standard Hotel Hollywood

Taste on Melrose

The Kettle Restaurant

The Oaks Gourmet Restaurant

The Wine House

Tortilla Republic

Venokado Santa Monica

Whole Foods 3rd and Fairfax

Whole Foods Arroyo

Whole Foods Beverly Hills

Whole Foods Brentwood

Whole Foods Downtown Los Angeles

Whole Foods El Segundo

Whole Foods Glendale

Whole Foods La Jolla

Whole Foods Northridge (Porter Ranch)

Whole Foods Oxnard

Whole Foods Pasadena

Whole Foods Playa Vista

Whole Foods Santa Barbara

Whole Foods Santa Monica (5th & Wilshire)

Whole Foods Santa Monica (23rd & Wilshire)

Whole Foods Sherman Oaks East

Whole Foods Sherman Oaks West

Whole Foods Thousand Oaks

Whole Foods Torrance

Whole Foods Venice

Whole Foods West Hollywood

Whole Foods West Los Angeles

Whole Foods Westwood

Whole Foods Woodland Hills