Grgich uses Wine to Promote Peace
What is your wine doing to make the world a better place? Most answer with; “it brings happiness into the lives of those who drink it.” Very true. But for Mike Grgich, its not about personal satisfaction, his wine is being used to support the Roots of Peace non-profit.
Roots of Peace is an organization that is “dedicated to the eradication of landmines by returning de-mined land to productive agricultural use.” For Mike Grgich, this project hits especially close to his heart, being that his home country, Croatia, is one of the main points of de-mining activity.
Grgich was inspired to help the people of Croatia following the War of Independence. After joining the Roots of Peace organization in 2000, he has raised funds to restore the vineyards of Croatia. Since then Roots of Peace has completed several projects in Croatia.
In honor of his efforts, Grgich will receive the Roots of Peace 2007 Global Citizen award on May 6th aboard the Queen Mary 2. CEO and founder Heidi Huhn said, “The grapevine represents the seeds we have in common rather than those (that) separate us.” Cheers to Mike Grgich for his efforts in Croatia and his vineyards.