Make the dash count

2 10 2008

On the road to Spokane, we stopped at a few wineries so Sue, Michael, and Wanda could sample the goods. Afterwards, I became designated driver (which is fine by me, since I don’t drink anyway). Their favorite winery was Heaven’s Cave Cellars in Prosser, Washington.

Heaven’s Cave was founded by Hope Moore, who oversees all aspects of wine production and strategic development. What makes Hope’s business extra special is that “it is a for-benefit winery that donates 100% of all profits from wine sales to support the Make the Dash Count Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to developing the next generation of community leaders and benefiting at-risk youth.”

Hope explained, “The DASH refers to the little horizontal line on our gravestone, the one between the date we were born and the date we pass away. The DASH represents everything in between and how we choose to live it.” Click here to read about Hope’s life, losses, why she became a vintner, and what the Make the Dash Count Foundation is all about. She was friendly, gracious, and very knowledgeable, so I wanted to share her story with everyone. Be sure to check out both of her websites—they’re beautifully designed. Good luck making the dash count, Hope! I’ll do the same.

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