Wine bottle with SOLIDARITY written in big letters
"We Are: Abolitionists," a previous entry in the Solidarity wine series

Latest Solidarity wine is an empty bottle with proceeds going to homelessness

Winemaker Eric Cohen started his “label series of compassion” with his Solidarity wine label three years ago. His Justice Grace Vineyards in Sonoma offered labels such as “We Are: Immigrants” and “We Are: Transgender,” with a percentage of proceeds from each bottle going to a related nonprofit. Now he has a new label/art project in time for the holidays. This time, it says “We Are: Homeless” — and all of the bottles are empty.

Proceeds from each $10 bottle purchased in San Francisco will be donated to the Coalition on Homelessness, while proceeds from East Bay purchases will go to BOSS, or Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency. “I think it’s a thoughtful, personal, gratefulness practice, or provocative vehicle to connect folks to gratitude this Thanksgiving and holiday season,” said Cohen.

Alix Wall
Alix Wall

Alix Wall is a contributing editor to J. She is also the founder of the Illuminoshi: The Not-So-Secret Society of Bay Area Jewish Food Professionals and is writer/producer of a documentary-in-progress called "The Lonely Child."