Limited edition Marlborough wine Tiny Toes keeps kindy coffers topped up

Outside Renwick Kindergarten are, back from left, Sarah Greenslade, Augusta Jackson-Hoare, 3, William Hoare, Rachel ...
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Outside Renwick Kindergarten are, back from left, Sarah Greenslade, Augusta Jackson-Hoare, 3, William Hoare, Rachel Jackson and Henry Planthaber, 3, front from left, Anna Dunne, William Dunne, 4, and Florence Jackson-Hoare, 5.

A specially crafted, limited edition wine has raised $15,000 for a Marlborough kindergarten to makeover their outdoor area.

The rose wine, called Tiny Toes, proved so popular it sold by the case, with the money raised going to Renwick Kindergarten, 12 kilometres west of Blenheim. 

Fromm Winery winemaker William Hoare came up with the concept because so many children at the kindergarten had parents who worked in the wine industry.

He says overwhelming support for the project saw them sell all 200 cases.

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The fundraiser proved to be a real community effort with companies from across the region coming on board.

The grapes used were donated by Dog Point Vineyard while Fromm Winery created the wine. Allan Scott Family Winemakers did the bottling, the bottles were supplied by Spy Valley, the labels by TLP Printers, the capsules by Guala Closures and the packaging was done by Charta Packaging.

"It makes sense that with so many parents connected to the industry that we wanted to use our expertise to help raise money," William says.

"The response was fantastic and we're thrilled with the outcome."

Staff at Arbour restaurant, outside Renwick, were among the first to order several cases as did Renwick's Cork and Keg pub and Speights Ale House in Blenheim.

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Renwick Kindergarten head teacher Sarah Greenslade says the donation will make a "big difference" by upgrading the kindergarten's outdoor area.

One of the main additions they will make is the installation of rubber matting, she says.

 - The Marlborough Express

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