As you deck the halls and stuff the stockings this holiday season, remember that your gifts can make a difference. Tis the season for giving! Whether you shop at your local fair trade market, make a donation, fulfill an angel tree wish list, or shop with purpose; caring for others is easier than you think!


Wine is a perfect hostess gift for all of those fabulous holiday parties that you will be attending! As you purchase your wine, keep in mind an amazing movement happening in Sonoma. Its called Vineyards to Villages Wine Trail. The V2V Trail features 10 small, boutique, family-owned wineries in northern Sonoma County that have designated a “V2V Wine”. Half of the sales price of V2V wines will go directly to fund water projects at one of up to 20 schools in the Kabando Constituency (KC) within a very dry, poor, and rural area of Kenya. These projects will bring clean water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education to primary and secondary schools that currently have no access to clean water. Access to clean water and its management in East Africa are essential for the development of healthy living and economic self-reliance.

I haven’t made it to all of the participating wineries (yet!) but there are bottles from Vizlay and Christopher Creek, two of the amazing participating wineries, sitting on my shelf ready for the impromptu dinner guest or holiday party! You can see the full selection of wines here. The wine can be shipped to you or if you are in the area, you can stop by the wineries to pick them up. Happy shopping!!!

Leave a comment if you decide to try out the V2V Trail wines or if you have any other giving with a purpose shopping that you recommend!

Gorgeous day at Vizlay
Gorgeous day at Christopher Creek

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