As you know we are doing our part to help keep small and local businesses stay open during these traumatic, chaotic and crazy times. Everyone is hurting and many, many businesses are struggling just to keep their doors open and survive. One of our favorite local wineries, InVINtions, A Creative Winery, is still open for business, but like so many other businesses right now, it is only open for pick up, and is not open for enjoying their wines inside.
Normally, InVINtions is so busy and so popular that reservations are a must, even for wine club members like us. But when I went in to retrieve my monthly pick-up, it was totally empty, except for staff, who were busy making and bottling more wines for the future, when they are once again open and ready to go, full steam ahead.
Despite their own struggles though, InVINtions is still doing its best to “Pour It Forward” to others. The “Pour It Forward” plan is a wonderful idea for anyone who wishes to participate. They can either purchase wines to donate or give money towards wine purchases, that will then all be donated to those who are out on the frontlines, keeping our country going, and keeping everyone as safe as possible. Kudos and applause to Marcus, Cory and their fabulous crew members for such an awesome idea. For anyone who would like to participate, here is the number your can call (303) 799-9463. Or if you prefer to participate on line, here is their website and contact information. Info@InVINtionsWinery.com
Owner and Sommelier, Marcus; The man with a plan.
Though I much prefer doing our monthly pick-ups with friends, wining and dining in the fun, warm and inviting InVINtions Winery itself, doing just a pick-up and go during these tough times is the best alternative we have at the moment. The wines AND the friendships we have with Marcus, Cory and the rest of the InVINtions crew are well worth this minor inconvenience. We all know it is temporary, and soon, we will all be able to enjoy the good times together once again.
My new favorite InVINtions wine – Barrel Aged Chenin Blanc.
Stay safe and stay well Everyone! ‘Til next time. And if you like, Pour it Forward.