November 16, 2014 alanyoon

Turning Wine into Water

Twenty five people from our church participated in a day of wine tasting sponsored by Vineyards to Villages (http://gpfd.org/vineyards-to-villages/). Vineyards to Villages is a project of Global Partners and their primary goal is to help “turn Sonoma wine into African Water.” Ten family owned wineries have partnered through V2V to sponsor water initiatives in East Kenya. They’ve designated that 50% of the proceeds of a bottle of wine will go straight toward building wells in Kenya. 

Our group from Mission Bay Community Church visited three of these wineries: Viszlay, Christopher Creek and Merriam. We met the owners and learned about both their wines and their philanthropy efforts. Many of us bought wine that will help support the well-builds in Africa. 

Saturday was a day full of laughter, good food and tasty wine. We lived out the meaning of Koinonia, “Christian fellowship,” as we enjoyed one another’s company and came together to support a great cause. 

If you’d like to learn more about Vineyards to Villages, check out their webpage and plan to visit one of their ten wineries on your next trip to Sonoma! Keep an eye out in our announcements for upcoming koinonia events.