A $100,000 donation from seven wineries in E. & J. Gallo Winery’s premium wine division will support GuildSomm’s mission to deliver educational content to the Sommelier community. The donation is a joint contribution from J Vineyards & Winery, Louis M. Martini, Orin Swift, Pahlmeyer, Talbott Vineyards, Whitehaven and William Hill Estate Winery. In addition to this initial commitment, Gallo will also be supporting other local efforts as future needs emerge during these challenging times.
“GuildSomm is incredibly grateful to the Gallo family and these wineries for their generous support,” said Geoff Kruth, President of GuildSomm. “In such a challenging time for the industry, this will help us continue our mission to provide high-quality educational resources and a robust community for wine professionals.”
“Sommeliers not only play an important role in the dining experience, they are critical in seeding and growing the wine culture around the world,” said Joe C. Gallo, Vice President of Gallo’s Direct to Consumer and LUX Wine Divisions. “As a company and a family, we believe in the power of education. During these unprecedented times, the pursuit of knowledge needs to continue.”
In addition, Gallo will match U.S.-based employee contributions one-to-one through its employee match program.