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Rae Vino Natural Wine Retailer Joins Carbonfree® Small Business Partnership

October 26, 2021

Rae Vino is a family-owned business offering natural wines made by producers who prioritize the environment, minimal intervention winemaking, and the health of consumers. Rae Vino was started by a husband & wife duo in late 2018, with a mission to support the natural wine community and promote sustainability.

As part of Rae Vino’s commitment to promote sustainability and fight climate change, they offer a public-facing natural cork recycling program for non-synthetic wine bottle closures and have partnered with Carbonfund.org to offset their business operations. As a the Carbonfree® Small Business Partner, Rae Vino has offset 36 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

“Upon our founding, we immediately decided to avoid unnecessary packaging in the form of stickers, pamphlets or extraneous marketing materials included as part of an ‘unboxing’ experience. However, we understood that the various processes of grape growing and wine production came with their own impact prior to our receiving the finished product, so we chose to partner with Carbonfund.org based on their cross-industry reputation for supporting projects associated with offsetting, energy-efficiency, conservation and other means of fighting climate change.” says Josh Jacobsen, Co-Founder.

Rae Vino is continuously evaluating their impact beyond bottle sales and how they are giving back and contributing to a cause that’s ultimately bigger than natural wine. There are endless opportunities to begin answering that question, perhaps none being greater than the environmental responsibility of reducing one’s carbon footprint.