My F&W
quick save (...)

Do-Good Wines

These excellent wines all support great causes.

2008 Fetzer Merlot ($9)

A juicy, straightforward red that's packaged in lightweight glass bottles to reduce the wine's carbon footprint.

2008 Viña Calina Reserve Carmenère ($10)

The Maule Valley was hard-hit by Chile's earthquake this year. Buy a wine from the region to support its farmers.

2009 Yellow + Blue Torrontés ($14)

Y + B first made news with its Tetra-Pak (low carbon footprint!) organic Malbec. Now it has a crisp white Torrontés, too.

2009 Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Gris ($17)

Chehalem is one of 14 Oregon producers that completed the Carbon Neutral Challenge, helping reduce winery greenhouse-gas emissions.

2007 Ehlers Estate Cabernet Franc ($45)

All of this Napa Valley winery's profits go to a private foundation that supports heart research.

2009 Raptor Ridge Winery Pinot Gris ($15)

Raptor Ridge is one ofseveral Oregon wineries that support ¡Salud!, a charity providing health care for seasonal vineyard workers.

2009 Hall Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($22)

This melony, lively Sauvignon Blanc comes from the first winery in Napa Valley to receive LEED Gold certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

2008 Merkelbach Urziger Wurzgarten Kabinett ($19)

Buy Riesling from the famed Urziger Wurzgarten vineyard. The German government is about to build a huge bridge right next to it, and the growers need some moral support.

2007 Dominus ($130)

A terrific wine from a rare California Cabernet vineyard farmed without irrigation. In a state that just had three back-to-back drought years, that's a good thing.

100 Bottles to Drink Right Now

More Wine Coverage:

Published October 2010
You Might Also Like


Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.