The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMP) are proud to have donated $9,000 to northern Michigan non-profits. The total donation was a combination of the wine trail’s annual year-end donation and the results of its first annual Day of Giving event held on Saturday, December 12.
Each year, WOMP makes a monetary contribution to area non-profit agencies that help support the food and wine industry in northern Michigan. Additional contributions were made to groups that helped support WOMP events. Donations were made to the following organizations:
♣ Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc. Migrant Health Clinic
♣ Michigan State University Viticulture Education
♣ Michigan Wine Foundation
♣ Northwestern Michigan College Community Band
♣ Old Mission Peninsula Women’s Club
For the Day of Giving, each WOMP winery chose to donate 15% of their gross sales that day to the following nonprofits:
• 2 Lads Winery – Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan
• Black Star Farms – Traverse Health Clinic
• Bowers Harbor Vineyard – Cherryland Humane Society
• Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery – Father Fred Foundation
• Chateau Chantal – Goodwill Inn
• Chateau Grand Traverse – Women’s Resource Center
• Peninsula Cellars – American Red Cross Northwest Michigan Chapter
Total donation for the Day of Giving amounted to $2,500.
“WOMP itself is a non-profit trade association, so every year we look for ways to give back to the organizations and industries that we’re passionate about both as northern Michigan residents and business owners,” said Ed O’Keefe, WOMP president. “We’d like to thank everyone who helped make our new event a success and contributed to the growth of our wine trail in 2009.”
About the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula
The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMP) consists of seven distinct wineries: 2 Lads Winery, Black Star Farms, Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Chateau Chantal, Chateau Grand Traverse, and Peninsula Cellars – all situated at the globe’s 45th parallel – the ideal climate for growing vinifera grapes. The wineries have been well recognized by international wine enthusiasts for the Old Mission Peninsula experience and their award-winning wines, including their prestigious ice wines. For more information and a complete list of events, visit www.wineriesofoldmission.com.