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JBF Impact Programs are committed to establishing a more sustainable food system and more equitable communities through education, advocacy, and thought leadership.  Distinguished Vineyards proudly partners JBF in supporting its Seafood Sustainability initiatives, Women’s Leadership Programs and policy and advocacy training for Chefs and industry leaders.

Through programs that are proven to work, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger by ensuring that kids get the food they need. Through events, fundraisers and hands-on employee participation programs, Distinguished Vineyards proudly partners Share our Strength in its mission and celebrates its achievements and progress to date.

¡Salud! was created by a group of Oregon winery owners and Tuality Healthcare physicians to address hurdles faced by vineyard workers who cannot meet their basic healthcare needs. ¡Salud¡’s mission is to provide knowledge of basic health education, and to help people maneuver through the complex and confusing healthcare system to get available resources. Distinguished Vineyards proudly supports ¡Salud! and their mission to benefit this essential workforce. For more information please visit: ¡Salud!

Distinguished Vineyards is a Corporate member of Women of the Vine & Spirits and supports its dedication to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry. Women of the Vine & Spirits is an organization for members to connect through our global and diverse network to collaborate across all industry sectors. Providing members with resources and opportunities to thrive is the cornerstone of our organization and success. For more information please visit: www.womenofthevine.com



Markham Vineyards is a proud supporter of the Gary Sinise Foundation, whose mission is to serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. The Foundation’s programs — designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities — serve America’s heroes and their loved ones 365 days a year.

Learn more at garysinisefoundation.org.



“Less Than 7% of Head Chefs and Restaurant Owners are Women”

The film shares perspectives and experiences from world-renowned chefs, including: World’s Best Female Chef Dominique Crenn, Emmy Award Winning TV Host Lidia Bastianich, and Michelin Starred Chef Carrie Nahabedian, among others. Meanwhile, getting to the heart of what is needed to empower women across all industries, by following the personal story of a small town restaurateur with a larger than life personality Valerie James. A single mother on a mission to do what she loves, while raising two kids and the odds stacked against her.