Solidarity wines, w "We Are:" label, raise awareness and resources for oppressed or exploited causes. Instead of quietly condoning their demonization, we celebrate our diversity, and shared humanity.
All wines made entirely by us; distinct winemaker blends in small volumes, grapes (nearly all Org/ BioD) from small family vineyards, w very few additions to the grapes.
By enjoying these wines, you help support people in need, and organizations fighting for compassion, peace and justice for us all.
Bring your Gratefulness practice to your dinner table. The perfect conversation starter...
Natural Wine, and a new understanding of "terroir":
We are deeply committed to, and passionate about, creating positive change. We know we are very small, and wish we could do so much more. Since our founding in 2003, we have been publicly dedicated to being a resource for, and bridging the activist community with wine consumers, beginning with the Living Wage movement. Our "biggest" ideas are yet to come... stay tuned.
A favorite Zen expression: a bucket is filled by a thousand drops of water.
LGBTQ WINE LABEL CHOICES
We are proud to feature a choice of 3 front labels for each bottle of Shoe Shine Wine (Note: except our 10 Year Anniversary special design). Celebrate with us.
FABRIC WINE CAPSULES
Our label/capsule packaging for Shoe Shine Wine was included in SFMOMA’s 2011 curated exhibit, “How Wine became Modern.” We are proud and grateful ...
ABSTRACT WINEMAKING PHOTOG
In 2012, SF Weekly nominated us among 10 Best up and coming Bay Area artists, in its "Masterminds" art competition.
We tend to look at things with a very different perspective, and know this is evident in the Life you can taste and feel in each wine we craft.