More than a winery, Grace + Vine Climate-Friendly Wines ™ is a proponent of change—empowering climate-positive enjoyment for wine drinkers, food lovers, and passionate activists. Like them, we want to know that our wine does good for the world. By working exclusively with winegrowers and producers whose practices are 100% unconventional—organic, Biodynamic™, and regenerative – Grace + Vine Climate-Friendly Wines ™ helps rebuild healthy carbon-storing soils, our planet’s greatest natural system for fighting climate change.
Joined together by
Joined together by shared ideals
We’re a group of wine-industry veterans inspired by the promise of building deeper purpose into our life’s work.
Elaina Bertrand, founder
Our founder had been in the wine business for decades, working with leading brands in California, Oregon, France, and beyond when it hit her hard: “There’s a gap in the way I’ve been drinking. Why shouldn’t my wine embody the same values as my food, my dog’s food, and my cleaning supplies?” Elaina Bertrand founded Grace + Vine Climate-Friendly Wines ™ to empower people to connect the dots in their own lives—making it possible to enjoy delicious wines as part of a lifestyle that prioritizes the health of our planet. She wants to embolden your inner activist every time you pull a cork.
Patricia Williamson, VP of Regenerative Outreach
The more connected we are as a brand, the deeper the impact we can make. And that’s where Patricia shines: Drawing on more than two decades in the wine business, she leads the Grace + Vine Climate-Friendly Wines ™ effort to form supportive partnerships and alliances with like-minded retailers, restauranteurs, consumers, and trade.
Andrew Smith, chief operating officer
How can a bold idea become real? Andrew knows how. Our vision to deliver positive impact for the planet takes shape where Andrew’s extensive experience in sourcing, in the cellar, in the vineyard, and in winery operations come together as a way of getting the job done right. He is Grace + Vine Climate-Friendly Wines ™ values in motion.
Webinar: Organic Agriculture—Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change Through Carbon Sequestration
Climate change is the world’s greatest environmental challenge. Organic agriculture can help tackle climate change through its ability to store huge amounts of carbon. The purpose of this webinar is to provide insights into soil organic carbon accumulation potential of organic agriculture by leveraging research findings from Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial—the longest-running side-by-side comparison of organic and conventional cropping systems in North America.
Learn more at https://rodaleinstitute.org