Wine Enthusiast Companies was founded in 1979. For more than 40 years, the company has been committed to giving back to communities in need. Its founders, Adam and Sybil Strum, have long supported organizations promoting health, the environment, gender equality, the arts, and funds that help the wine and food worlds during crises.
From local communities to wine industry initiatives, Wine Enthusiast Companies strives to help those in need. Since inception, the company has sponsored events such as Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation of Greater New York City, participated in scholarship funds for aspiring wine industry women via theWomen of the Vine & Spirits Foundation, partnered with community organizations likeRebuild Wine Countryto rebuild homes after devastating fires, and donated funds to non-profits likeCorazón Healdsburgto break cycles of poverty and improve quality of life for families facing injustice.
As a commerce company, Wine Enthusiast Companies holds charity specials to donate a percentage of all retail sales to benefit organizations such as theNational Restaurant Association Educational FoundationandRethink Foodwhen the COVID-19 pandemic struck the restaurant and hospitality industry.
As a content company, Wine Enthusiast Companies creates membership-matching programs for non-profit organizations like theAssociation of African American Vintnersto promote awareness of African American vintners and create opportunities for BIPOC professionals.
As an employee-driven company, Wine Enthusiast Companies sponsors employee-match campaigns and educational courses to benefit organizations includingSunflower of PeaceandRight To Be.Other employee initiatives include a cork recycling program withReCORK,holiday drives for local food banks, and volunteering at animal shelters.
To submit a charity or partnership opportunity for consideration, contact Bonnary Lek,Director of Public Relations for Wine Enthusiast Companies.