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Talley Vineyards

Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers

Mano Tinta Label Competition

We are currently accepting submissions for our tenth annual Mano Tinta label competition.  The winning artwork will be featured on the 2016 Mano Tinta wine label.  For information about the contest and contest guidelines, please download the application.

Application and Guidelines

Supporting Community Need

The next time you enjoy locally produced wine or fresh fruits and vegetables, take a moment to appreciate the people who brought this bounty to your table.  In San Luis Obispo County, we rely on thousands of workers to plant, care for and harvest the fruits, vegetables and wine grapes grown here.

The Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers, an endowment held by the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, was established in 2004 by Brian and Johnine Talley to provide grants to non-profit organizations that assist San Luis Obispo County agricultural workers and their families.  Beneficiaries are 501(c)3 non profit organizations in San Luis Obispo County who serve the farm worker community.  Past recipients have included Clinica de Tolosa, Raising a Reader, the Children’s Health Initiative, the South County Boys and Girls Club, the San Luis Obispo County Literacy Council, AVID, Operation School Bell, the Noor Foundation, People's Self Help Housing, the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program, the Ag Van program and the Bright Futures After School Academic Program.

The key fundraising effort for The Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers is the annual release of Mano Tinta wine.  Mano Tinta ("Red Hand" in Spanish) was chosen to signify the pride and commitment of farm workers to their craft.  All of the grapes, materials and services used to make Mano Tinta wines are donated and all of the profit benefits The Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers. 
Ancient Peaks, Sinor LaValle Vineyards, Ranchita Canyon Vineyards, Wolff Vineyards, Laetitia Vineyard and Winery and Talley Vineyards are among the growers and wineries who have contributed over the years in the Mano Tinta effort.  Growers and vintners from San Luis Obispo County who are interested in contributing grapes or wine are encouraged to contact Talley Vineyards Winemaker, Eric Johnson,

For more information about The Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers, please contact Brian or Johnine Talley, 805-489-0446, or The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, 805-543-2323.

Donations to The Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers may also be made online through The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County website. 

Mano Tinta Labels
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