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Grapes for Humanity Global partners with Christie’s to support winegrowers affected by climate change

Celebrated international auction house Christie’s is partnering with Grapes for Humanity Global for a first-of-its-kind online charity auction in support of winegrowers affected by climate change. Alongside the auction, we will be co-hosting events on both the east and west coast of America.

Funds raised during the online event to be held in the fall of 2021 will be donated to established organizations known for developing and disseminating climate solutions for the wine industry including The Porto Protocol FoundationTasting Climate Change and Climate Adaptation Certificate Program.

Auction lots will include rare exceptional wines and wine experiences provided by legendary winery owners:

  • Marchese Piero Antinori, Marchesi Antinori
  • Prince Robert de Luxembourg, Chtâeau Haut Brion
  • Jean-Guillaume Prats,  Château Lafite
  • Marchese Leonardo Frescobaldi, Marchesi Frescobaldi
  • Pierre-Henry Gagey, Maison Louis Jadot
  • Frédéric Rouzaud, Louis Roederer Champagne
  • Verinoque Drouhin, Maison Joseph Drouhin
  • Miguel Torres, Familia Torres

Save the Grapes Charity Wine Auction is a response to the need for immediate action against climate change as historic viticultural regions around the world are being forced to consider new grape varieties and the viability of entire wine regions is threatened. Says GFH founder and chair, Arlene Willis, “We’re honoured to have the support of the finest wineries in the world as well as the industry leaders that will chair our 2021 event: Miguel Torres, Hugh Johnson and David Pearson.

Best-selling author and event co-chair, Hugh Johnson, applauds the online auction for climate change as a unique international event for a very worthy cause and comments, “I’m thrilled to be a part of this critical initiative and to partner with my colleagues to ensure significant and urgent strides toward battling climate change.”

Grapes for Humanity is a registered charity that began with a love for wine and a desire to transform our passion to humanitarian action. In addition to supporting climate solutions for wine, GFH helps sustain on-going projects for people in low-and-middle-income-countries whose livelihoods are affected by climate change, droughts, hurricanes, wildfires and floods.

Please ask for GFH Wine Donation Package Form if you are interested in donating wine.

For further information or to donate wines, please contact Arlene Willis, Chair and Founder, Grapes for Humanity Global: or


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