Glasshaus is a wine company that benefits all involved and proves how a rising tide can lift all boats (without the risk of some running aground).
Members provide the working capital necessary for wine production through the purchase of Shares prior to harvest. Each Share equals one case (12 750ml Bottles) of wine each vintage year and is offered at 20% off the pre-set vintage retail price.
As a form of appreciation for continued support, members accrue an additional 2% discount (Lifetime Maximum 10%) for each qualified purchase year of membership and are offered "Early-Bird" Shares for subsequent vintages 30 days before new members.
Members are consulted for quality feedback, future varietal production and social program selection. Member demographics determine charitable fund distribution.
Members are also kept well informed of the overall operations through:
- Monthly Glasshaus Community News
- Monthly Winegrowing Reports & Weather Analyses (Apr-Oct)
- Complete Harvest & Winemaking Data
- Annual Report of Operations
Members are also invited to our members-only Release and Harvest Parties.
Our members pledge their support because they share our purpose-driven values. This desire for connection and contribution extends beyond the confines of Glasshaus to our winegrowers, artisan neighbors and the causes that we support. In addition to increasing awareness, we offer the following benefits.
Our strong partnerships with our local winegrowers provide the foundation for our mutual success. Our winemaking philosophy of preserving and promoting the unique characteristics of the local terroir benefits the entire local wine growing community.
"A rising tide lifts all boats" is an aphorism we intend to prove. We are incorporating a marketplace for local artisans to offer their unique, one-of-a-kind products as "add-ons" to our Member's Wine Shares.
Lastly, and most importantly, it is commonly understood that youth mentoring programs lead to improved behaviors, attitudes and academic performance. We strive to pledge 20% of our profits to support local organizations and local chapters of national organizations that provide successful youth mentoring programs.
Shared Return On Investment (ROI)
If you could drink better wine for less while changing the world, would you? Here's how a 27% ROI for you generates a 1,700% ROI for society.
The 2013 retail price of Glasshaus wines is $38, or 9.5% below average. Glasshaus members enjoy an additional 20% discount.
This equates to a 27.6% Personal Return-on-Investment.
BCG's Social Return-on-Investment Study reported that "few investments equal a donation to BBBS". Mentees are
- 12.1% more likely to have full-time employment and earn 13.1% more income.
- 14.9% more inclined to donate charitably while giving 20% higher contributions
- 53.5% more apt to volunteer in their community while devoting 30.1% more time
BCG Estimates a 1,700% Social Return-on-Investment
Transparency & Accountability
We believe in saying what we do and doing what we say. Everything that goes into growing and making our wine is here for your review.
What Happens in the Cellar... Is here for everyone to see. This isn't Vegas. We live by "what's on the label is in the bottle"