Just pour, swirl and sip
For the perfect wine experience, just add justice
Ian & Chuck from Peju and OneJustice executive Julia at the “Wine & Film” Night for the OneJustice network
OneJustice supports a statewide network of nonprofits, law schools, law firms, and businesses that provide life-changing legal help to hundreds of thousands of Californians facing legal barriers to basic necessities. You – like everyone in our network – are an essential part of this collective effort!
This month we’re excited to feature Peju Province Winery as another example of how “It Takes a Network” to achieve access to justice for Californians in need.
Peju Province Winery has supported our annual Opening Doors to Justice event for the last 6 years. Earlier this month, the winery also provided a special evening of wine tasting and education for the OneJustice network. This week we sat down with Ian White, of the Peju family and the winery, for a quick interview to learn more about Peju Province Winery, as well as its support for OneJustice and other nonprofits.
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Ian, please tell us a little bit about Peju Province Winery – how did it get started and what does it focus on in terms of wine?
Peju is family owned and operated and has been for over 30 years. We are a boutique winery in Rutherford, famed as much for the guest experience, beautiful gardens and family hospitality as it is for the wines.
What are the best ways for folks to learn more about Peju – and even taste some wine?
Come to the winery in Rutherford (heart of Napa Valley) and check us out at Peju.com.
Peju has been supporting OneJustice for over 5 years now – what drew the winery to OneJustice and its mission?
We’ve been proud to support OneJustice and their mission to bring life-changing legal help to those in need far and wide, and right here at our home in Napa County. What a fantastic thing to be saving people’s homes, families and lives and what an honor to be able to support those efforts!
You are also involved in another venture that helps nonprofits, Donation Vine. How does that work and how can legal services nonprofits find out more?
Donation Vine is a simple, turn-key solution for charities to raise money via wine-related fundraisers. You pick the place and the day and invite your patrons. We pair the perfect wines (mostly hard to find Napa Valley and Sonoma boutique wines), and bring them for a mixer where everyone learns, sips, and raises funds for the cause. We take all the pressure off of the wineries and the charities and create the perfect win-win situation.
And Ian, for the last question – what draws you personally to OneJustice’s work?
I worked for the Environmental Law Foundation in London and actually helped save a neighborhood park from becoming a gas station. After this real world experience in helping those around me, I know the value of what OneJustice does. Everyone deserves access to legal help and justice and OneJustice does just that!
From all of us at OneJustice, a heartfelt “thank you!” for Peju’s wonderful support for the work of the OneJustice network!