Events

Be Grateful. Do Good. Grateful Grapes Wine Company’s mission is to Be “Grapeful”, by giving back through sponsoring charity driven, small community events, and donating 5% of all profits to local small charities.

Finally, our season has begun! Even though our Winter here in Chicago was mild, we still broke a 25-year-old record with 8 consecutive days of no sun!! Yikes!
This weekend we will be at the March4Meg 5k in Evergreen Park. This event was started by Meg’s mom when Meg died from Melanoma, leaving 4 young children behind. Melanoma is the deadliest of all cancers. Melanoma deaths have steadily increased for the past 30 years. But with early detection there’s a 90% survival rate!

Grateful Grapes Wine Company’s first recipient of our giving back 5% is Jen and Marty Martello, who lost both a sister (Natalie) and a brother (Gary) within a year, leaving Jen and Marty to care for their 3 nephews and 1 niece. Gary Martello died from Melanoma.

The mission of March4Meg is to fight melanoma by increasing awareness, offering educational programs and raising funds for the melanoma program at Advocate Christ Medical Center through the Meg Moonan Endowment. In addition, financial resources will be utilized for other melanoma related causes, including but not limited to sun safety education and other melanoma prevention programs, as well as financial support to melanoma patients and their families.

Please check out the March4Meg website HERE.

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Our Wines

5k and 10k wines are made by 4th generation winemakers, who practice sustainable farming. Beneficial insects are used for pest control, and for the majority of these wines, watering is only required once a year. From start to finish, these wines are in it to win it.

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Running Our Mouths

Be a Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself

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What an Amazing Year We’ve Had!

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5k Chardonnay at Chicago Marathon VIP Experience

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Piperfield Wine Running Team 2016 Race Calendar

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A Few Pearls for Spring

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New World wine vs Old World Wine for us Newbies

Recently, I decided to take a class on New World wine vs Old World wine. Old World wines are wines that originate from: Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean Basin. These areas have the longest history in wine making. Did you know that they don’t even classify Old World wines by their grape varietal? How are people supposed to know what they are drinking? I will tell you how; Old World wines use the terroir to classify the wine instead of using the varietal name. This is because Old […]

Music for your Wine and Runs

    Music for your Wine and Runs Studies have shown that listening to music during a run works wonders on the mind and body. Not only can it improve results by acting as a motivational tool and as a distraction from fatigue, but it can help improve lung function. Music reduces your perception of how hard you are running by about 10%. Lowering your perception of effort and blocking some of the internal stimuli trying to reach your brain such as fatigue. Music elevates positive aspects of mood such as excitement and […]