Every year Bodegas Paso Robles gets asked to support over 100 charities, most of which have valid, well‐run organizations truly in need of volunteers or funding. Because we receive so many requests for donations of wine we needed to come up with a policy that made sense on how to choose who got our contributions.
We decided — after much discussion — to support only those charities that are connected to our ¡Buenos Amigos! wine club members and local, Paso Robles organizations. Not only does this policy make it easier for us to choose who gets a donation of our wine, it allows us to support club members' in return for their support and loyalty to Bodegas Paso Robles. In the past 12 years we've donated wine, barrel tastings, weekends with the winemaker, and attendance at charitable events.
We regularly support the Wood's Humane Society of San Luis Obispo County, the Food Bank in Paso Robles, local teenage sporting and school organizations — for those of you who don't know, Heather has 5 kids! — Tacoma Community College (we have 5 club members who've been on the Board), Family Care Network, Casa Pacifica, Peacock Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club plus many others on a year‐by‐year basis.
If you want your organization to be considered, please contact us by December of this year for 2015 donations.