New wine from Dave Matthews gives back

Those who know me know how much I love me a good wine, and more than that, I love a company or product that understands social responsibility.

So imagine my excitement when I found out the one of my favourite singer/songwriters, Dave Matthews, teamed up with an expert winemaker (Sean McKenzie) to create a vino that gives back.

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The Dreaming Tree Wines donates proceeds from every bottle of wine sold in Canada to leading national environmental organizations, like Tree Canada, as part of its vision to provide high-quality, environmentally-friendly products to consumers.

Last week, while the Dave Matthews Band was in town for a concert at the Molson Amphitheatre, The Dreaming Tree Grove in Trinity Bellwoods Park was unveiled. The grove is a collection of 29 trees that were planted by Tree Canada to help with reforestation throughout the park. They will continue to plant trees in communities across Canada that are in need of reforestation as part of the brands’ partnership.

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Other great things to love about Dreaming Tree wines include the fact that their labels (which include charming poems from Matthews himself) are made from 100% recycled craft brown paper; the bottles are lighter than regular ones in order to cut down on shipping fuel; and the wines — a Chardonnay and a red blend — pair nicely with food and come in at under $20 a bottle! Now you can give back and impress your friends with a premium wine at a budget-friendly price point!

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Although I was sent a bottle of red for sampling, I won’t be imbibing until the new year (!) but if my husband gives it a go I’ll be sure to update this post with his thoughts.

The Dreaming Tree Crush is available at the LCBO for $17.95 and the Chardonnay is $16.95, also available at the LCBO.

Let me know what you think of Dreaming Tree wines if you give it a try! And tell me, does a company’s social responsibility affect whether or not you’ll buy their product? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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