Just in time for Mother’s Day, is the gift that keeps on giving. Vinfluence is the woman-owned startup that ships three unique bottles of wine from their current featured boutique winery to your door — usually two reds and a white, sparkling, or rosé.
Better yet- all handpicked wines are sustainable, small batch bottles that are difficult to find in store and the subscription is only $100/month — with 20% of proceeds going to non-profit organizations.
They go off the beaten path to find the true artisans, the independent vintners and under the radar wineries making wine because they love the art of it. They value the environmental stewardship and know that great wine starts with quality fruit, so seeking wineries whose practices in the vineyard are sustainable and organic where possible.
Vinfluence talks to the winemakers and hears their stories, then tastes, tastes, tastes, spit, and tastes some more, because ultimately it’s what’s in the glass that counts.
Additionally, club members are able to visit any of the wineries for a free tasting with a party of up to four.
The company founder, Shannon Westfall, is a certified sommelier and wine educator, making her a great expert on all things wine. She founded Vinfluence in 2016 to join her passion for fine wine with her desire to make a difference.
Shannon knows that wine brings people together. Her dad’s passion for wine sparked her interest when she was in college, and wine tasting became a family pastime. Shannon took her first trip to Napa in 2009 and quickly discovered the joy of visiting small, independent wineries, tasting their handcrafted, artisanal wines and getting to know the people behind the wine. Shannon says “To me, wine is so much more than just a beverage — it’s the story of who made it, where it’s from, who you’re drinking it with. There’s nothing I enjoy more than sharing a good bottle of wine with friends. Vinfluence is just that, on a bigger scale.”