We’ve been pivoting, reframing, climbing, leaping and soaring – at least we’re trying!

Through much patience – and some grace – I have learned a great deal from the past year.  After having nearly closed our doors forever, some intensive business coaching led me to reevaluate how we were doing things and drove me to make critical, smarter decisions – like scaling back my production and shifting my business model from 80% distribution sales to 80% direct sales (which ended up being mostly online sales in 2020).   As Covid-19 extreme risk levels continue to decline into spring and summer, we are going to need a place to welcome visitors so that we can provide our customers with memorable experiences and buying opportunities.  This is necessary for our goal and plan to build our direct sales program.

I put on my creativity cloak and manifested some exciting opportunities coming our way.   We have been pre-approved for permits to build a space where we can host friends and guests to share our wine.  This isn’t a tasting room but a modest studio where we’d be able to host private tastings by appointment on our property.  In order to move forward, we need some help from our supportive community.

Our GoFundMe appeal is to raise money to build our guest studio – from the actual structure, to furnishings and decor, to landscaping.  We are creating special thank you packages at various contribution levels – see below!  Our goal is to have the structure up and ready for Covid-19 safe private appointments this summer.  Please consider helping us reach this very important next iteration of our Cab Franc (ad)venture!

If you are interested in learning more about how you can participate and help in building our studio space, please email me at leah@ljcwineco.com

Imagine our beautiful logo smacked on these incredible quality products!

Here’s what we’re hoping for:

Any donations up to $249
Gift:  LJC logo FSC Certified Carpenter Pencil that also says #Let’sBuildThis!

10 Donors       $250
Gift:  Same as above, plus LJC logo decal

Donors       $500
Gift:  All of the above, plus LJC logo cotton face mask by Carhartt

10 Donors       $1000
Gift:   All of the above, plus LJC logo ball cap by Carhartt

5 Donors         $2500
Gift:  All of the above, plus LJC logo 25 oz water/wine bottle by Camelbak

4 Donors         $5,000
Gift:  All of the above, plus LJC logo pair of wine tumblers by Camelbak, and “Fancy Tasting” with Leah at the new studio.
Donor’s name will appear on brass plaque (unless requested anonymous).

2 Donors         $10,000
Gift:  All of the above, plus LJC logo Helly Hansen crew vest.

Helly Hansen active wear is built for the most extreme offshore sailing pursuits – stay protected in the world’s harshest environments, trusted by professionals since 1877 in skiing, sailing and outdoor clothing and sports equipment.  Headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

1 Donor           $15,000
Gift:  All of the above, plus an overnight get-away for two with the “Fancy Tasting” – after the tasting in the studio, we’ll have dinner together and then we’ll put you up for the night at our neighbor’s stunning Willamette Bed + Breakfast.  We will customize the dinner menu with you.

NOTE:   All Wine Club members who donate at any amount will get a complimentary “Fancy Tasting” for up to four adults (worth $50/person).