Donation Requests 2018-10-29T09:51:27+00:00

Donation Requests

At Whitebarrel, we take pride in our support of nonprofit organizations and schools both locally and across the country. Over the past 7 years, we have raised over $125,000 through our donations of over 700 gift certificates for our “VIP Cellar Tours” and our “Wine Club Member for the Day” to hundreds of deserving organizations.

We are always happy to provide your tax-exempt organization with silent auction items (you must be a 501C3 organization or equivalent). We also host benefits at the winery as well as host your tent for you to promote your organization.

What we donate as auction items:

VIP Cellar Tours:

Our silent auction item is our “VIP Cellar Tour” certificate for up to 4 people. Each certificate includes:

  • Wine Club Member for the day certificate:
  • A deluxe tasting for four that includes a complimentary full tasting.
  • A tour of our facility
  • A delicious charcuterie board to share with your group.
  • The retail face-value of this is up to $139.80 per certificate.

Wine Club Member – for the day:

Our other silent auction item is our “Wine Club Member for the day” certificate, which includes:

  • Each certificate entitles the holder to a wine tasting at the winery.
  • Our standard tour of the winery and grounds.
  • Discount benefits of wine club on that day
  • The retail face-value of this is up to $20.00 per certificate.

Benefit Events at the Winery:

We are happy to assist you in your fundraising efforts and we do provide the winery as a no-charge venue for appropriate and qualifying fundraising events. We offer three standard options:

  • Cocktail party fundraiser:
    Each ticket holder of the fundraiser receives a ticket for a glass of wine and a selection of three light appetizers and a salad. We book your event for three hours at the winery in our tasting room, or in our vineyards during on a weekday evening (Mon/Tues/some Thursdays). Tickets are set at $25.00 and are exclusively sold online on our website – we then provide you with 50% of the proceeds generated at the event. We provide the staff, the venue, and a place for you to display your organizations materials. We also assist with advertising (optional) through our social networks. Maximum indoor ticket sales are capped at 125. For a full open event indoors and outdoors, ticket sales are capped at 575.

  • Buffet Dinner evening fundraiser:
    Each ticket holder of the fundraiser receives tickets for two glasses of wine and a selection of three light appetizers, a full buffet dinner, and a salad. We book your event for three hours at the winery in our tasting room, or in our vineyards during on a weekday evening (Mon/Tues/some Thursdays). Tickets are set at $50.00 and are exclusively sold online on our website – we then provide you with 50% of the proceeds generated at the event. We provide the staff, the venue, and a place for you to display your organizations materials. We also assist with advertising (optional) through our social networks. Maximum indoor ticket sales are capped at 100. For a full open event indoors and outdoors, ticket sales are capped at 350.

  • Formal Dinner evening fundraiser:
    Each ticket holder of the fundraiser receives tickets for a full wine tasting in our VIP space and tickets for two glasses of wine and a selection of three light appetizers; we then provide a full three course meal, which is plated with formal dinner service. We book your event for three hours at the winery in our tasting room, or in our vineyards during on a weekday evening (Mon/Tues/some Thursdays). Tickets are set at $75.00 and are exclusively sold online on our website – we then provide you with 50% of the proceeds generated at the event. We provide the staff, the venue, and a place for you to display your organizations materials. We also assist with advertising (optional) through our social networks. Maximum indoor ticket sales are capped at 65. For a full open event indoors and outdoors, ticket sales are capped at 125.

  • Exclusive black-tie dinner evening fundraiser with speaking engagement:
    Each ticket holder receives tickets for a full wine tasting in our VIP space, formal tour, and engagement with our staff, winemaker, and executive team. We also provide wine for the evening from Virginia wines across the Commonwealth a selection of appetizers; we then provide a full five course meal, which is plated with formal dinner service. We book your event for the entire evening at the winery in our tasting room, and in our vineyards. Tickets are set at $250.00 and are exclusively sold online on our website – we then provide you with 50% of the proceeds generated at the event. We provide the staff, the venue, and a place for you to display your organizations materials. Maximum ticket sales are capped at 65.

To request a donation, please email us at wine@whitebarrel.com. Please include the following information:

  • The name of the organization requesting the item donation and some info about the organization. We are very interested in learning how our donation to your group is benefiting the Earth and the humans and/or animals on it.
  • The name and contact info of the person requesting the donation
  • The date and description of the fundraising event
  • Address where the certificate should be sent
  • A copy of your 501C3 tax status

All donation requests will be reviewed within two weeks. The organization requesting the donation will be contacted by email, regardless of whether the request is approved. The gift certificate is sent via USPS, please allow up to 30 days from request-to-receipt.