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Wine For the PeopleBy Wine For the People
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Wine For the PeopleBy Wine For the People
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$6,797
pledged of 59.000 $pledged of 59.000 $ goal
64
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 21 2019 5:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

Austin Sommelier & Winemaker Rae Wilson wants to pour you a glass of wine at her dream-come-true gathering space.

After 5 years of building wine productions and venue hopping and, Rae Wilson’s Wine For The People is ready to give its wines, its wine club, and community a permanent home.

Come one, come all to

Citizen Wine will combine the buzz of a wine cellar—think: tasting, blending, experimenting—with a relaxed glass and bottle shop for drinking in or carrying out and the infinite possibilities of community collaboration.

As well as being your daily stop to hang out and drink wine or pick up a bottle to go, Citizen Wine will offer exciting opportunities to take a class and attend tastings and other events featuring visiting winemakers, sommeliers, authors, and other wine luminaries, as well as our monthly Wine Club Events and much more.

Citizen Wine will build a positive, happy work place, where people will be well paid to excel at the work they love and be afforded ongoing opportunities to learn and grow. 

As part of our community-centered vision, Citizen Wine will provide mentoring and educational pathways to the community, and especially to women, who have been historically under-represented in the winemaking world.

And, finally, Citizen Wine will collaborate with artisans & artists across all media to host programming and events that foster connection and conversation through exposure to the rich diversity of Austin’s creative offerings.

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What You Can Do

Join us!

Your contribution to our Kickstarter campaign will provide the seed money necessary to secure the space, plans, and funding to bring WFTP’s growing portfolio of regional productions plus the best small-producer wines from across the world directly to the people of Austin.

About Wine For The People

WFTP seeks to bring an elevated but unpretentious wine experience. We believe that you don’t need special vocabulary or superpowers to participate, we’re here to spark a novice interest and challenge the professional palate. We want to grow the conversations & exposure to the ideas, best practices and innovations driving contemporary winemaking. And, most importantly, LOTS of opportunities to taste.

Rae Wilson, Founder/Winemaker
Rae Wilson, Founder/Winemaker

About Rae Wilson

Rae Wilson, Founder and Winemaker for Wine For the People, has worked in food and wine for over 20 years. From beer brewing in her hometown of St. Louis and years in a variety of restaurant roles, she turned her sights to wine in 2007, acquiring an Advanced Certification from the WSET, and later with the Court of Master Sommeliers as a Certified Sommelier. 

She learned winemaking in Napa Valley and Portugal, and upon returning to Austin in 2010, established Wine For the People and worked her first Texas harvest that following year. In 2014 she established a vineyard in the Texas Hill Country and released the first vintage of Dandy Rosé, then co-founded The Grower Project production in 2016. She continues to build and grow the Wine For the People portfolio and looks forward to opening Citizen Wine in Austin.

Wine For the People Productions
Wine For the People Productions

Risks and challenges

Finding the perfect spot that will let us share our deep love for wine and our city is a challenge, and we aim to provide something truly exciting and new to such a sophisticated food & beverage-oriented community. Our timeline for opening will be determined by our overall fundraising. This round is for the seed money to get started. We will keep you updated!
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    Good Citizen

    Enjoy a Wine For the People Wine Key (available after Kickstarter ends) & an invitation to our Friends & Family Preview Night.

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    Special Edition Supporter T-shirt (available after Kickstarter ends) & an Invitation to our Friends & Family Preview Night.

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    WFTP Gear & Preview Night

    Get a Wine For the People high-quality, large canvas tote, a Limited Edition WFTP poster & special edition WFTP cap (receive these at the end of the Kickstarter) & invitation to our Friends & Family Preview Night.

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    Pop-Up Tickets & Private Preview Party

    Two tickets to a Monthly Pop-up Event($50 value, available after Kickstarter ends), Invitation to a Private Preview Party for Media & Friends & family Soft Open Night

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    Cellar Tour For Two & All the Perks

    Two tickets to a Monthly Pop-up Event (available after Kickstarter ends), Invitation to a VIP Media Launch Party, Invitation to the Friends & Family Preview Night, & a Guided Cellar Tour for 4 people.

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    Cellar Tour for Six & Perks Perks Perks

    A special edition t-shirt, Two tickets to a Monthly Pop-up Event & VIP Status on all WFTP Allocations (available after the Kickstarter ends), Invitation to the Friends & Family Preview Party, Invitation to the VIP Media Launch Party, & a Guided Cellar Tour for 6 at Citizen Wine!

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    Classic Member

    Two tickets to a Monthly Pop-up Event (available after the Kickstarter ends), Invitation to the Private Media Launch Party, Invitation to the Friends & Family Preview Night, VIP status for WFTP Allocations (available after the Kickstarter ends), Winemaker Guided Tour for 4 & a personal cellar consultation with Sommelier/Winemaker Rae Wilson!

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    • Personal Cellar Consultation from Winemaker
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    Cellar Member

    Invitation to VIP Media Launch Party & Friends & Family Preview Night, VIP Status for WFTP Allocations & a personal cellar consultation with Sommelier/Winemaker Rae Wilson (available after Kickstarter ends), Winemaker Guided Cellar Tour for 6, 10% Discount on All Purchases Forever, & even more street cred.

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    Invitation to the Media Preview & VIP Launch Parties, VIP Status for WFTP Allocations & a personal cellar consultation with Sommelier/Winemaker Rae Wilson (available at end of Kickstarter), Private Winemaker Guided Cellar Tour for up to 30 of your guests, 15% Discount at Citizen Wine forever!

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    • 15% Discount on All Purchases at Citizen Wine For Life
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    Custom Label Design

    Work with our winemaker & design team to create your own custom label and a we'll throw you a private debut party for up to 50 of your closest friends! This is a rare chance to participate in the building and creating of a boutique custom brand made just for you. Plus receive 15% off at Citizen Wine for life!

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Funding period

- (44 days)