How It Works

Got questions? We have answers.

We make it easy – there is never a cost to get started and we can get you up and running quickly (like in a day quickly!). Get started with a Grapeful Order Site or host a Grapeful Party (and then we build you an Order Site too).

There is never a cost to get started or support your cause through a Grapeful Order Site. If you are interested in hosting a Grapeful Party, you would be responsible to purchase the wine featured at your event (at a discount)! See more below.

Your cause receives 15% of the retail cost per each bottle of wine sold. On average, a Grapeful cause earns between $3 and $5 per bottle sold – the range depends on the price of each bottle sold. As always, the more wine sold, the more money your cause receives!

We build a dedicated Grapeful Order Site unique to your cause. Your Grapeful Order Site will feature the cause you are supporting and the wines available for purchase. Friends, fans and followers place wine orders through your site and your cause received 15% of the retail cost per each bottle sold. See current examples here

There will always be a wide range of styles (aka “varietals” for those fancy wine drinkers) available to select for a party. Whites, reds, pinks (rosé) and  fizzies (sparkling). Availability will ebb and flow based on our Winery Partners and their current availability.

It will vary, but we’ve struck great deals with our Winery Partners. Whites typically range from $15-40, while reds go from $17-60.

Based on state law, there are those that are considered “closed” and do not allow direct-to-consumer shipping. If you have questions, contact us as we can work on helping you to access wine to support your cause. The following states are either closed or difficult to ship to: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia.

We encourage you to distribute your Grapeful Order Site to anyone and everyone within your reach – the more touch points, the better opportunity for your cause to raise money. Your Grapeful Order Site stays open indefinitely and will remain open for follow-up orders or those who are looking to buy wine and contribute to your cause.

We like to think of your Grapeful Order Site as a Wine Club dedicated to your cause. There is never an additional cost for someone to support your cause – they just need to buy wine! Like a wine club, you can change the featured winery each month – this will help you to keep things fresh and present new opportunities for support. Previous wines would always be available for purchase (based on availability from the winery) and repeat orders.

Yes. Each Grapeful Party host is responsible to purchase the wines in advance of the party. We’ll help you calculate the perfect number of bottles needed based on the size of your party and our Winery Partners offer a discount!

Generally, no. If you want to raise money for new tablet for your kids’ school, sounds pretty awesome; want to help fundraising for the restoration of a building, we’re in. Grapeful and our Winery Partners reserve the right to review your chosen cause and make recommendations accordingly.

Want to have a party with five friends on a Friday night? Let’s do it! Have a gala in mind for 300? We’re all in. The only limitations depend on the wine shipping laws of your state and the ability of our Winery Partners to ship to you. There are always ways to work through any scenario. Get in touch and we’ll work with you!

How It Works | Grapeful