As we begin the second half of the year, we look back to our many accomplishments not only as a company, but as a family, as colleagues, and as friends.

In our togetherness we have done everything from plunging into a frozen lake to collecting over 200 pounds of pet food, and many more projects that celebrate the philosophy which shapes how we provide for our multiple communities.

We endeavor to strengthen our current partnerships and build future relationships, to continue to empower others, and to retain our passion through every step forward. Thank you to those who have chosen to join us in these efforts.

– Elyse Poshard, Chair of the Philanthropic Committee




Our Pet Supply Drive for Pet Haven provided over 200 pounds of pet food, along with other supplies and toys. Pet Haven is a local rescue and one of our Frogtown neighbors. Pet Haven recently celebrated their 70th anniversary as Minnesota’s oldest foster-based animal rescue. They improve the lives of pets and the people who love them by rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming dogs and cats; reducing pet overpopulation by supporting spay and neutering efforts, and providing resources to people that help strengthen the human-animal bond.


Our Polar Plunge for Special Olympics raised $7,788 Jumpers included Wil, Dana, Connor, Austin, Scott, Elyse, Jane, Nicholas, Paul Mazanec, and Ken. Notable donations included Matchbook, Twin Cities Wine Education, Diamond Wine Importers, Chris Johnson, Top Ten Liquors, Montaigne Imports, Laine Boswell Selections, Sharab Shrubs, Impex, Valentine, Fred Petters, Mac Caron of Vintus, and Jesse Marrow of Cline.

Our Family Essentials Drive collected 5,214 Diapers, 5,936 wipes, 60 pairs of socks, and 682 menstrual products for donation to Esperanza United whose work in the community includes a shelter for families escaping gender-based violence.

Earthquake Relief raised $900 for Alight through Beckmen Sauvignon Blanc purchases. The Wine Company donated $60 of each case to Earthquake Relief for Turkey and Syria. This meant $5 per bottle on every bottle you bought and sold to your customers.

The Wine Company is pleased to announce our donation of $3500 to the Trevor Project in support of Pride this June. Thanks to YOUR partnership and collaboration, this donation was made possible. We greatly appreciate your business and ongoing support of TWC’s philanthropic efforts!

Community drives our philanthropic efforts
Helping when and where we can has been a core value stretching back our very beginnings in 1985. Fundraising, charitable donations, volunteerism and neighborhood engagement play an important role throughout our calendar year. In the first half of 2023, we have helped many a noble cause as outlined above. For coming together over these initiatives, WE THANK YOU!

Stay tuned to #WineCoCares for more opportunities to help out including your chance to prepare meals for those in need through Harvest Pack this September, our annual Blood Drive for the American Red Cross in November, and more to come.

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