Vine­yard to do­nate portion of wine sale prof­its to Tub­man Vis­i­tors Cen­ter

Dorchester Star - - NEWS - By JACK RODGERS jrodgers@ches­pub.com

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.

PHOTO BY JEN­NIFER LAY­TON

The “Free­dom” wine, sold for $19.27, do­nates $5 of ev­ery bot­tle sold.

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