|Sent on:||Friday, September 7, 2012 2:33 AM|
As most of you may know (and may be tired of hearing about by now), I have been in the process of starting a winery for the commercial manufacture of mead for the last two years. I am in the final stages of completion with both the winery itself and all the federal and state licensure.
I have initiated a Kickstarter project that will run through October 14th. The goal is to raise $3950 which will go towards the final TABC filing fee and the last bit of build out within the winery itself. I would ask that you at least share this information with your fellow Pagans and Heathens so the word gets out properly this time. (My first attempt at Kickstarter did not fair well do to lack of exposure)
The link to the Kickstarter project is as follows:
There is also a supplemental video with extra information about the overall long term plan of the winery and its support back within the Pagan and Heathen community. The YouTube Link to that is here:
As the videos show, there is the reward of mead that cannot be expressed within the project guideline. So you are not being asked to throw money down a hole without getting more than a crappy sticker or T-shirt. (The T-shirts will actually come out nice, I think.)
More so than rewards or the goal to raise money specifically for the winery is the ultimate goal of giving back to the communities of which the winery will primarily serve and to which it pledges its support to advance our esoteric cause. Some of you may have been present at the last Weekend Workshop where we talked about a physical community center that encompassed a wide range of uses and a system to put into place so that it is self-supporting.
I cannot stress how important it is that a goal of this magnitude be allowed to see the light of day. Without getting overly preachy, we deserve a formal place of our own and a solid long term goal with corporate support to see it through. The winery is intended to function as that initial corporate support. The rest is up to you/us, the Pagan and Heathen community at large, whether localized to the Austin area, the state of Texas, or the nation.
So, please, if nothing else, take the time to watch the videos and wrap your mind around the concepts of future goals. If you are able and decide to support the Kickstarter project, we will appreciate all the help you can give. Most importantly, share the videos and spread the word to all within your Pagan and Heathen circles.
High Health and a Fertile Future to You and Yours!!!
Torvald Adolphson and Wide-In-Wisdom Winery