Hunterdon County’s Unionville Vineyards is donating all profits from sales of Dry Riesling in the months of April and May to support frontline healthcare workers in the battle against COVID-19. The winery will purchase lunches and other requested items for the nurses and doctors tending to COVID cases at hospitals across the region.
“It’s important to let our healthcare professionals know that they have support from their communities outside the hospital walls,” said John Cifelli, the winery’s general manager. “They’re caring for the friends and family members of the region’s residents, often without proper protective equipment and doing so for long hours under physical and emotional duress. Donating a meal or sending a care package is a meaningful gesture we can make to remind them that all of New Jersey stands with them.”
After announcing the campaign on social media late last week, already over $1,500 has been raised and the winery made their first contribution on Wednesday the 8th. Each meal donation will use a different restaurant, giving a needed boost to these small businesses as well.
Unionville’s wines are available via online or over the phone at 908-788-0400 ex 2. Free shipping to anyone in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or New York is offered on purchases of six or more bottles. Contactless pickup at the winery’s parking lot at 9 Rocktown Road in East Amwell is available seven days a week from 12-5 p.m. Orders can also be picked up at Unionville’s wine bar at Ferry Market, 32 South Main Street in New Hope, Pennsylvania Thursday to Sunday 12-7 p.m.
Unionville Vineyards produces wines from 47 acres of vineyard planted at sites in Ringoes, Hopewell, and Princeton. The winery’s portfolio is focused on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Rhône-style blends.
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