Santa Barbara, Calif. – December 9, 2016 – Presqu’ile Winery is happy to announce that it has raised $10,670 for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. For the entire month of November, Presqu’ile accepted donations to the Foodbank in lieu of wine tasting fees, with the goal of raising much-needed funds for the Foodbank during the critical holiday season. In addition to providing more than 440 complimentary tastings, Presqu’ile matched all donations dollar for dollar. The funds raised were presented to the Foodbank on Wednesday, December 7th by members of the Murphy family, the owners of Presqu’ile.
The Foodbank plays a critical role in the lives of many people in the Santa Barbara County community. In fact, one in four people in the county received food support last year from the Foodbank, with nearly half of those being children. In addition to giving out almost 10 million pounds of food last year, the non-profit Foodbank is a leader in the county, providing education and other resources to a network of hunger-relief charities and their communities. “The Foodbank does incredibly important work,” says Presqu’ile Cofounder and President Matt Murphy. “Their efforts make a profound and meaningful difference in the lives of people in our community.”
“We are incredibly grateful to Presqu’ile Winery for this generous donation, and their commitment to their local community,” says Erik Talkin, CEO, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. “Their contributions come at a critical time for the Foodbank, and will enable us to continue our mission to build a food secure community.”
Located in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s Santa Maria Valley, Presqu’ile (pronounced press-KEEL) is a small, family-run winery dedicated to making exceptional cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Designed and planted to create a diverse tapestry of vineyard blocks, the sustainably certified, 73-acre Presqu’ile Vineyard features an array of clones, exposures and elevations. Made using this estate fruit, and grapes from a handful of the finest vineyards in the valley, Presqu’ile’s wines capture the essence of their vineyards and vintage, and have earned acclaim for their elegance and balance. For more information, visit www.presquilewine.com.
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is transforming the health of Santa Barbara County by eliminating hunger and food insecurity through good nutrition and food literacy. The Foodbank provides nourishment and education through its award-winning programs and a network of over 300 member non-profit partners. In Santa Barbara County, one in four people receive food support from the Foodbank; over 146,198 unduplicated people of whom nearly 35% are children. Last year, the Foodbank distributed 10 million pounds of food — half of which was fresh produce. For more information, visit www.foodbanksbc.org.