When Dan built Sweet Cheeks Winery, his intention was clear : build a place that everyone could come and feel like family. Working with Marcus Mariota’s Motiv8 Foundation fits perfectly with Dan’s vision and intention. The Motiv8 Foundation has the mission to promote and support economic and educational programs for youth in our local community. Together we have raised over $100,000 to strengthen our community.
A Note from Winemaker, Leo Gabica
“When you purchase a 2021 Motiv8 Pinot Gris, you are continuing to support the mission of the Motiv8 Foundation and you are able to enjoy a beautiful wine - you really can’t go wrong! For the third edition labels, we decided to change the shape and give Marcus’ handwritten “8” a gold accent. Marcus personally selected the color of the labels for this edition. As always, we only make this wine from Pinot Gris harvested from our vineyard. We also ferment in stainless steel to preserve the aromatics and highlight the flavor profile.”
A Note From Marcus Mariota
“In the years to come we hope to energize our youth and help them further their education and create unique experiences to open their eyes to a brighter future. While this may seem to be an ambitious goal - in reality if we can help change the life of just one young person then I think we will be doing well. Mahalo for your support.”