This photograph was taken at the Vineyards of Veurve Clicquot just after Johanna had recieved the bottle of 1999 Grand Dame signed by Chef Du Cave M. Dominique De Marville and, just a couple of hours after M. Phillipe Casteja had given us the bottle Paul is holding. We thank them both very much indeed. Ps. The pickers in the background were happy and funny folk indeed!
While the pickers picked, the children played. This is what the Grape Foundation is all about.
It does not take a lot to make children smile as is shown in this photopgraph. Yet still many do not. We will ensure your hard work and kind donations creates as many smile as we can!
How the Grape Foundation began.
While at the magnificent Château Mouton Rothschild dinner earlier this year, the bud burst happened.
A group of notable wine folk drank and became merry, only (and perhaps unusually) the subject of Charity was the core of conversation.
There was a rather rapid assemblage of ideas and indeed support for something to happen, something new, something we all had a hand in, something will all believed in. - It was shouted across the table ...
"If every sponsor of a table here, gave the wine they are serving to our new charity, imagine the good that could be done"
The Grape Foundation was born.
Ms. Johanna Wilson. Rider, Writer & Publisher - World of Fine Wine Magazine.
United Kingdom Grape Foundation Ambassador
M. Denis Stevens - Grape Foundation Ambassador.
Mr. Micheal Edwards
Capo di Stato
Mr. Mick Hucknall
Paul Anthony Gidley