Proceeds will go towards establishing Forage Built’s innovative, sustainable housing village.
Yalumba has donated $60,000 to date to Forage Built through sales of its inaugural Homefullness Grenache.
It is committed to reaching the $90,000 target through the release of the Yalumba Homefullness Barossa Shiraz 2021.
Part-proceeds from every bottle contribute towards the $90,000.
That is the cost of building one Forage Built Calyx 16 – a 16-square-metre transportable, eco-friendly ‘pod’ for someone to call home.
Forage Built co-founder Scott Rogasch says, “There is a desperate shortage of affordable housing in Australia, and this puts significant strain on our existing aid organisations.”
“Housing alone is not going to solve homelessness; community will.
“Forage Built seeks to bring people experiencing homelessness together with appropriate housing, landholders, community support programs, volunteers, meaningful opportunities to work, and private and public funding to truly help break the devastating cycle of homelessness that many people experience.”
“Through the configuration and concept of a village, people can start to safely connect with others to form a community, access services and find their way back into permanent housing.”
“We are grateful for amazing partners like Yalumba, who have supported our project over two years.
“It wouldn’t be possible without them.
“Since the launch of this project in 2021, we have been working hard with our suppliers to reduce the cost of the pods and raise as much awareness and valuable funds as possible to start the next build.”
Yalumba senior winemaker Sam Wigan is positive the Homefullness Shiraz will continue the momentum built by the original Homefullness Grenache.
“The Homefullness Grenache has been successful in raising funds and driving awareness and conversation around homelessness in our community,” says Wigan.
“The Homefullness Shiraz is the ideal wine to have on hand, particularly over the cooler months.
“Mouthwatering berry cheesecake, cinnamon and dark chocolate flavours.
“It is as lush as Barossa Shiraz gets.”
Forage Built x Yalumba Homefullness Barossa Shiraz 2021 is available for $22 a bottle or $240 a dozen at the Yalumba Wine Room and Yalumba.com.