Thinking about all that’s happened in 2014 can be overwhelming. For one, it’s hard to believe that buying something (especially a bottle of wine) can actually make someone’s life a bit better. But it can, and it has.
Because of the fair trade premium – a few cents built into the price of every bottle of Stellar wine – we’ve been able to see a few great Stellar Foundation projects to fruition. Take the mobile clinic, for example. It means upgraded health care for over 300 people, and we think that’s pretty big. We’ve also been able to buy a sports field and a bus, upgrade local schools and meet people who share our vision along the way. It goes without saying that we could never have done it without all of you.
The continued support of our loyal customers and partners reminds us that we’re building a wine business that stands for more than tasting notes and mouth feel – we’re in this to do the work we love in a way that honours our planet and the people that make it so awesome.
It’s shown us that believing in what we do, and the way we do it, pays off. It reminds us that organic is a way of life, not just a fad or fluffy philosophy, and that making wine this way is really rewarding. We’re looking forward to the next harvest and everything the New Year will bring!
A massive thank you, from all of us at Stellar.
Here’s to you.
We’d like to wish you an incredible holiday season with friends and family (and colleagues, if you ‘re working through it all). Rest well, dine better and remember to be safe.