NAPA, Calif. (March 19, 2020) — Winemaker Josh Phelps is proud to announce that he will be donating 10% of sales from Grounded Wine Co. to the Redwood Empire Food Bank in Santa Rosa to help those who have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus shutdown.
The Redwood Empire Food Bank in Santa Rosa provides fresh food, groceries and meals to 82,000 people in Sonoma County.
“The moment we are living is a great opportunity to take care of each other and come closer together as a community,” said Phelps. “The unprecedented ripple effect of the coronavirus has had a devastating and unexpected impact on our friends and neighbors who have temporarily lost their jobs.”
Wines crafted by Josh Phelps can be acquired by visiting www.groundedwineco.com, and Josh is offering 1 cent shipping on purchases of six bottles or more.
Photos of Josh and Grounded wines can be found here.
About Grounded Wine Co.
Grounded in heritage, grounded in soil, grounded in simplicity – Grounded Wine Co.‘s mission is to create wines that evoke a sense of place. Intriguing, clean, balanced, and accessible, Grounded Wine Co. produces terroir-driven wines with an emphasis on quality and experience. Grounded Wine Co. is the personal brand of Napa native Josh Phelps, built to reflect his experience growing up in wine country, and his relationships in the wine community. A grassroots, all-American, wine label, the wines feature grapes from trusted, sustainable vineyards in the U.S. and showcase what it means to be a winemaker today.
About Josh Phelps
Josh’s roots run deep in Napa, raised in a winemaking family, he was exposed to the industry from a young age, starting his very first endeavor in the wine world, “Napa Valet,” at age 15. He continued to build his knowledge of the business through college, selling wine, working harvest and creating wine for friends with his father, Chris Phelps, who makes wine for Inglenook and Ad Vivum. As a Napa local, his philosophies on winemaking and business are inspired by the luminaries of the wine world he calls his mentors and friends like Joel Gott, Kimberly Jones, the late Leslie Rudd, and of course, his own father.
With Grounded Wine Co., Josh hopes to build on this legacy and make his own splash in the wine world while exposing wine drinkers of his own generation to his hometown in wine country. Working with trusted farmers and childhood friends, his company reflects his deep understanding of wine, one that can only be developed growing up around the vines. He has been named to Forbes’s 30 under 30 list, along with Zagat’s 30 under 30 and Wine Enthusiast’s 40 under 40 – though one of his proudest accomplishments is still the Eagle Scout badge he earned at the age of 18.