Nine Ways to Gear Up and Support Your Favorite Winery

Winery Tshirt
Courtesy Tank Garage

A T-shirt or sweatshirt you picked up at a vineyard can be a great conversation starter, and it’s a multiuse memento to enjoy long after you’ve finished whatever bottles you bring home.

During this time when you can’t go to your favorite wineries, you can still buy something to show your support, both physically and financially. Below, we’ve rounded up an array of offerings from around the country.

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Broc Cellars “Badger” Tote

Cute and subtle, this $20 tote can carry all your cans to the patio or backyard for a picnic. Broc, a natural-wine producer in the San Francisco Bay Area, makes its merchandise in the U.S., with logos and lettering designed by local artist Marta Elise Johansen.

If something overtly wine-centric is more your style, check out the “Got Grapes” T-shirt ($25).

Winery baseball shirt
Courtesy Methode Sauvage

IROUAI/Methode Sauvage “Cascade-Shasta” Shirt

This limited-edition baseball shirt ($30, including shipping) depicts the Cascade Mountains, including Mount Shasta. The vineyards are located about 50 miles south of the Oregon border in California, and are dedicated to expressing the region’s unique terroir in Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Think of this shirt as another way to celebrate that mountain spirit.

Left Coast Estate “Sundial” Hoodie

If all you want is to get cozy, this $55 sweatshirt from Left Coast is here to help. The family-owned Willamette Valley winery produces Pinot Noir as well as Pinot Meunier, Viognier and a Northern-Rhône-style Syrah. Proceeds from all merchandise sales support causes ranging from solar power to health benefits for migrant workers.

Three wine tee-shirts
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Maison Noir Schwag

Each T-shirt in this line features a wine-centric twist on a familiar logo, like Barolo King or T.G.I.Fouillard. The Oregon winery and its T-shirts were created by André Hueston Mack, who has worked as an investment banker and then sommelier at Per Se and French Laundry before opening his own wine bar, & Sons. Mack wanted to merge 1990s hip-hop and punk cultures in one, wine-loving brand.

Nocking Point Snapback Baseball Cap

Outfit your head like a Hollywood star in this $28 cap. Cofounded by actor Stephen Amell and Andrew Harding, Walla Walla-based Nocking Point Wines makes wines from Washington, Oregon and Lodi, California. Nocking Point frequently releases limited-edition bottles and invites such famous friends as Ginnifer Goodwin, Adam Carolla and Aisha Tyler.

Tank Garage Winery “Love Now More Than Ever” T-shirt

It’s a simple, timeless message with an accompanying commitment to action. This Napa Valley winery donates a portion of proceeds from this $30 T-shirt to Alaina’s Voice, a foundation named after Alaina Housley, who was killed in a mass shooting. The group advocates for mental health initiatives and youth scholarships. Tank Garage ships orders on Tuesdays only.

Natural wine face mask
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Vin de California “Natural Wine Only” Face Mask

This natural wine producer based in Los Angeles sprang to action in the current crisis, with this washable, reusable face covering for $18. The company donates 100% of proceeds for this item to the One Fair Wage Emergency Fund, which provides cash assistance to service workers who face financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wild Arc Farm Piquette Baby Onesie

Just because your baby can’t drink, doesn’t mean they can’t show their support for your favorite low-alcohol pour. This onesie represents a biodynamic 10-acre farm and vineyard in the Hudson Valley, and this T-shirt is a good way to channel the owners’ Brooklyn roots.

Winery sweatshirt
Courtesy Zafa

Zafa Wines’ Zafa Crew

Vermont winemaker Krista Scruggs has said that she chose the name Zafa because it’s a word that means “counter spell.” She relates to that idea, as someone who works with hybrid grapes in an extreme climate. On the back, her brand’s motto, “Just Fucking Fermented Juice.” If you’re feeling iconoclastic, this bold black-and-white sweatshirt for $40 is for you.

Published on April 16, 2020
Topics: Wine and Ratings