In 2018, co-owners and husband-and-wife team Tim Gamble and Teresa Spellman Gamble purchased Woodinville’s William Church and Cuillin Hills wineries, forming the umbrella brand Tinte Cellars. They also developed a unique giving program that supports four nonprofit organizations.
Through the program, 5 percent of all Tinte Cellars non-club retail sales and 10 percent of all wine club sales are split equally between Mary’s Place, ArtsFund, Northwest Harvest and Child Mind Institute. For the first six months of 2019, Tinte Cellars’ donations totaled more than $35,400. The impact was immediately felt: Mary’s Place’s portion helped to move six homeless families into permanent housing.
In addition to donations from sales, Tinte Cellars is supporting the community through a broad array of programs and initiatives, such as in-kind donations and sponsorships, an employee-matching program, and an employee volunteer program. The brand also makes an annual donation (valued at $150 each) to wine club members’ charities of their choosing and sells works and goods from local artists, artisans and business partners in their tasting rooms, with a portion (10 percent) of every sale being donated to a nonprofit. Tinte Cellars’ plans include a Seattle-area tasting room and event space for businesses and nonprofits.