Grapes for Climate Change Action 2022

By: Waddington's Staff

Grapes for Humanity CanadaGrapes for Humanity Virtual Wine Auction October 12-19, 2022.

Waddington’s Auctioneers, in partnership with Grapes for Humanity and Dymon Wine Cellars present Grapes for Climate Change Action 2022 virtual wine auctions in Toronto and Vancouver, October 12-19, 2022.

This auction furthers GFH’s commitment to raise funds to aid in the battle against the threat of Climate Change and to support global communities in need.

Waddington’s is honoured to return as the host auction partner for this important initiative. We are delighted to work with the dedicated team from GFH and Dymon Wine Cellars as well as the organizations to benefit from this year’s auction, Tree Canada and Nature Conservancy of Canada. Following our Auction for Ukraine in March 2022, we are also pleased that support will be extended to humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

Meet the Team

Grapes for Humanity is a national charity co-founded in 2001, by wine writer Tony Aspler and Arlene Willis. Grapes for Humanity has raised millions of dollars for many global humanitarian projects. The foundation held the first virtual charity wine auction in Ontario, fall of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, to support the stricken hospitality sector. Canadian wines were highlighted in the auction including barrels of “Cuvée from the Heart” of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, blended by Thomas Bachelder from 37 wine makers from every wine-making region in Ontario. In British Columbia Ross Wise is the master blender.

DYMON Wine Cellar has been designed from the ground up to be the pre-eminent destination for wine cellaring in Toronto. Offering optimal and secure cellaring conditions, an exclusive wine club with a members lounge and beautifully curated tasting rooms event space. DYMON Wine Cellar blends innovative, sophisticated design with timeless luxury to create a truly exceptional wine cellaring experience.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada’s unifying force for nature working to deliver large scale, permanent land conservation. NCC seeks solutions to the twin crises of rapid biodiversity loss and climate change through direct on-the-ground action to protect and care for our lands and waters. Since 1962, NCC has brought people together to conserve more than 15 million hectares.

“As a trusted recipient of Grapes of Humanity, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is delighted to be part of the upcoming 2022 Auction. The funds raised will help protect and care for critical lands and waters at a landscape-scale in Ontario. Conserving entire natural systems means we take care of the places that clean our water, purify our air, absorb and store carbon and provide for our health and well-being. Connected landscapes provide nature based solutions faster and with greater impact. Nature is our ally. When nature thrives, we all thrive.” Mike Hendren, Regional Vice President, Ontario Region, Nature Conservancy of Canada.

Tree Canada is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in rural and urban environments. We help to grow Canada’s tree canopy through our programs, research, and engagement efforts and by offering grants to communities and schools.

We are thought-leaders and capacity-builders, collaborating with a network of industry experts, academics, and other non-profits to deepen community knowledge and help municipalities plan and sustain local canopy. Together with our partners and sponsors, we have planted more than 84 million trees.

“Tree Canada is thrilled to be a designated charity for Grapes of Humanity’s 2022 Auction for Climate Change Action. We know that trees absorb carbon dioxide, which is essential in the fight against climate change, but trees are also important to people and wildlife by naturally cooling our cities and absorbing pollutants. Your generous support will help grow better places to live across Canada.” Danielle St-Aubin, CEO, Tree Canada.

Find out more

The auction will be hosted on Waddington’s bidding platform October 12-19, 2022. You must be registered to bid.

For more information please contact: Steven Campbell at 416 841 4101 or [email protected]

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