The Astounding Amount This Small Winery Raised For Ukraine

Quilceda Creek President and Director of Winemaking Paul Golitzin and General Manager Scott Lloyd announced today that the Snohomish, Washington winery exceeded its recent sales fundraising campaign for World Central Kitchen and has donated an astounding amount for a small family-owned winery: $305,280.

The primary purpose of the donation to World Central Kitchen was to help displaced Ukrainians as a result of the conflict with Russia, but World Central Kitchen’s initiatives also extend beyond that need throughout the world.

The donation is a result of Quilceda Creek’s announcement last month that 100% of gross sales from the release of the winery’s first, and only ever, planned production of white wines would be donated to the organization.

The 2020 Quilceda Creek Horse Heaven Hills Sauvignon Blanc and 2020 Quilceda Blanc Columbia Valley White Wine were offered to the winery’s private members on April 20 by lottery and sold out in under an hour.

World Central Kitchen began serving hot meals within hours of the initial invasion of Ukraine. The team quickly set up in 12 Ukrainian cities and at the eight border crossings with Poland. World Central Kitchen’s “Chefs for Ukraine” response has grown rapidly and to date has served more than 25 million meals to refugees in countries across the region, including Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.

In addition to hot meals, World Central Kitchen distributes bulk food product including produce and dry goods to restaurant partners in Ukraine to supplement the strained food supply chain.

Founded in 1978 and known for critically acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignons, this is the first time since Quilceda Creek has produced white wine, and there are no plans to make white wine in the future, making this a highly coveted and exclusive release.

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