Vineyard to donate portion of wine sale profits to Tubman Visitors Center
VIENNA — Layton’s Winery & Vineyard is donating a portion of its proceeds from selling its “Freedom” wine to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitors Center in Cambridge.
For each bottle of wine sold, which features a picture of Tubman on its label, $5 of the $19.27 sale price is donated to the center.
General Manager Jennifer Layton said to date the winery has raised over $7,000 and sold over 1,400 bottles of “Freedom” wine.
Layton said the wine premiered in May 2017 when the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor’s Center held a “Harriet Tubman and the Songs of Freedom” event. The Marcus Shelby Quartet preformed in celebration of the center’s opening.
Layton said the idea for donating part of the money earned with the sale of “Freedom” wine came from the winery’s tourism department. Layton said the creation of the wine was not only a way to help the visitor’s center, but that it also helped visitors come to the winer y.
“Part of the reason we like doing it is it supports our county’s history and county economics,” Layton said.
Layton said the promotion will run as long as the vineyard carries the wine. She said the more the winery can help the center, the better.
The “Freedom” wine, sold for $19.27, donates $5 of every bottle sold.