At its recent annualLuau Wine Fest, the Georgia Winery presented a donation to GreenSpaces, which is a local environmental sustainability nonprofit.

More than 200 people attended the event and helped the Georgia Winery raise more than $1,300 for the nonprofit.

Taylor Ware, events coordinator,said Georgia Winery leaders decided GreenSpaces would be the perfect partner for the event because most guests that attend Luau Wine Fest live and work in Chattanooga.


“GreenSpaces promotes sustainable living, working and building in Chattanooga and the surrounding region, which has a positive effect on our customers,” Ware said. “By raising money for GreenSpaces, we are helping them help our customers.”

GreenSpaces development director Dawn Hjelseth said the organization is appreciative of the winery’s support and donation.

GreenSpaces will use the donation to support several of their programs, including lunch and learns, through which leaders aim to educate about sustainable practices. The donations may also help a program that helpslow-income residents save money on utility bills.

Hjelseth added that GreenSpaces leaders are encouraged by the Georgia Winery’ssustainability practices.

“GreenSpaces is proud of the work of Georgia Winery with their sustainable practices, like recycling wine bottles and using local products,” she said.

Future fundraising events for Georgia Winery include Spring Wine Fest in May to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga and Grape Stomp in October to benefit Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block.

“We plan on continuing our partnerships with these two organizations, as well as GreenSpaces,” Ware said.

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