Thanksgiving Back with Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi

This is the time of year when we are all planning our Thanksgiving feasts right down to the wine we will serve. While we are celebrating all we have to be thankful for, there are many less fortunate people with limited resources who will struggle to afford a Thanksgiving feast. With this in mind, the folks at Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi continued Mondavi’s legacy of charitable giving and Woodbridge’s involvement in the Atlanta community by donating 250 turkeys to the Atlanta Community Food Bank to feed local Georgia families in need for the Thanksgiving season.

Kristin O’Donnell, Atlanta-area Marketing Manager, and her team of “Thanks Giving Back” volunteers arrived early on November 5th to the Atlanta Community Food Bank to unload the turkeys in an assembly-line fashion. “We are excited to be able to make this donation which is just one of our many initiatives dedicated to helping fight hunger on both national and local levels through contributions to local organizations,” said O’Donnell who added “While Woodbridge aims to give back to the community year-round, it is especially important during the holiday season as families and friends gather together to give thanks.”

In addition to Woodbridge’s “Thanks Giving Back” program, they have also created a Woodbridge Harvest Wine Set for which all proceeds will be donated to Inspired by the giving spirit of the harvest and the holiday seasons, these limited edition kitchen sets featuring an apron, potholder and wine tote are on sale through December 31st and are available on for $35. These Harvest Wine Sets are the ideal holiday or hostess gift for the wine lover or chef in your life, and a gift that truly keeps giving with all proceeds donated to the charity and helping support those in need by providing struggling American families with fresh fruit and vegetables from local gardens.

The set was designed to match the label of the newly launched Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Harvest Spiced Red Blend that embodies fall harvest flavors ($6.99 at major grocery stores nationwide). This limited edition red blend can be served at room temperature or warmed and served with an orange peel garnish to create a delicious mulled wine perfect for the holidays. You can also make the most of the season’s flavors with a batch of Harvest Spiced Punch, the perfect cocktail for get-togethers with friends and family.

Woodbridge Harvest Spiced Punch
 2 bottles (750 mL) Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Harvest Spiced Red Blend
1 cup orange liqueur (we prefer Triple Sec)
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 cinnamon sticks
1 orange, sliced into 5 rounds
1 lemon, sliced into 5 rounds
Seeds from 1/2 medium pomegranate

Combine wine, orange liqueur, orange juice, pomegranate juice, lemon juice and cinnamon sticks in a large punch bowl. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Just before serving, add orange and lemon slices, and sprinkle pomegranate seeds over top. Serve over ice, and enjoy!