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“Croatian Wine 4 Croatian Communities” Call for Participation for US Non-profits

by Win Burke | Published December 3, 2020

Applications accepted

Croatian Premium Wine Imports, Inc. today announced a donation program to assist non-profit organizations in their fundraising campaigns.

“Most organizations are holding online fundraisers this year, so on this Giving Tuesday we unveil a program donating premium wines from boutique Croatian wineries to help them achieve their fundraising goals,” said Mirena Bagur, co-founder at CPWI.  “We will select ten organizations from across the US that answer the Call for Participation to receive a package of premium Croatian wines of approximate value of $100, which they can auction off and use the funds for their organizations. This is easy to coordinate – we give the organization a description and a photo of the wines they select, and we will ship to their highest donors on virtual auctions.”

Submission Process: Email the Downloadable Form by December 12

CPWI will select ten organizations based on criteria involving the mission of the organization as well as the way the funds will be used.  To be eligible for 2020, organizations must download and fill in this form and email it to info@CroatianPremiumWine.com by December 12.

“Our preference will be on organizations that assist Croatia or are creating awareness of Croatia and its culture in the US,” said Bagur. “Since we carry about 50 boutique, indigenous wine labels, we will gladly adapt the donation to represent the regional wine according to the organization’s requests — such as a wine from the Dubrovnik county to the Dubrovnik county community, Istrian wine to Istrians, and so on. This is a way to thank the Croatian communities for keeping focused on Croatian culture in the US during this difficult year.”

Each selected organization will be contacted directly, and the announcement will be posted on the CPWI social media by December 14th.

Focus on Croatia’s Indigenous Wines

CPWI started by importing and promoting the wines from the Dubrovnik-Neretva county, including Zinfandel/ Tribidrag, Plavac Mali, and Pošip, and now represents wineries from various parts of Dalmatia, including vineyards in Konavle, Pelješac, Dingač, Šibenik, and Brač with other autochthonous varieties, such as Malvasija Dubrovačka, Babić, Debit, and Vugava.

In addition, the company selected wines from two Istrian wineries, both of which produce Malvazija and Teran – one based in the old medieval hilltop town of Motovun, and one with vineyards close to the Adriatic in the old Roman town of Poreč.  Collaborating with eight wineries in the Medjimurje area around Zagreb, part of the Croatian Uplands wine region, CPWI has a selection of white wines, including Pušipel (aka Furmint), Graševina, Sauvignon Blanc, and two dessert Yellow Muscats.