Tinte Cellars donation drive for Ukraine enters final week

By on April 18, 2022
Tim Gamble and Teresa Spellman Gamble of Tinte Cellars in Woodinville, Wash., are leading efforts to gather new supplies and raise funds to help the people of Ukraine. (Photo courtesy of Tinte Cellars)

Teresa Spellman Gamble, her husband, Tim, and their customers at Tinte Cellars are doing more than sending thoughts and prayers to people of war-ravaged Ukraine.

Their month-long campaign is nearing its deadline — Sunday, April 24 — as they rally to gather new supplies and raise funds on behalf of the Ukrainian Association of Washington State and International Ministry of Charity Emmanuel

Considering they have contributed more than $735,000 to various nonprofits across the state of Washington since the launch of Tinte Cellars in 2018, the Gambles and their supporters will be providing some needed assistance and comfort to Ukrainian citizens, refugees and those defending their country against Russia. #StandWithUkraine

“During the ongoing humanitarian crisis, the Tinte community has banded together to support the people of Ukraine via our donation drives,” Teresa Spellman Gamble said in a news release. “Our staff, wine club members and guests have responded with kindness and generosity since the inception, and we want to continue the spirit of giving and spreading hope and assistance to those in need.”

Tinte Cellars’ 3 tasting rooms gather new donated items

Donations of new, unopened essential items such as non-perishable food, medical supplies, personal items and sleeping bags can be left at any of the three Tinte Cellars tasting rooms — the Hollywood Hills District of Woodinville, the Woodinville Warehouse District or in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood along Airport Way South.

Items will be shipped to the Red Cross and the Ministry of Health in Ukraine, and those agencies will distribute the supplies.

Tinte Cellars refers to its campaign on social media with the phrase, “In these dark times, you can be a light for others.”

Despite spending their past three years of winery ownership dealing with the pandemic, the Gambles have found critical acclaim for their wines and acquired two vineyards on Red Mountain.

The Gambles became winery owners in 2018 when they purchased Woodinville brands William Church and Cuillin Hills. They retained William Church winemaker Noah Fox Reed, a product of Walla Walla Community College’s renowned wine program, and created Tinte Cellars. Their Red Mountain vines are being managed by respected viticulturist Andrew Schultz of Brothers in Farms.

Those living beyond Woodinville or Seattle can support the Tinte Cellars Ukrainian relief effort in other ways.

Supplies can be purchased on this Amazon shopping list, and Tinte Cellars will deliver these donations to the UAWS warehouse on your behalf.

Online donations can be made to the Ukrainian Association of Washington State and the International Ministry of Charity Emmanuel.

Supporters must donate only new, unopened items. Even gently used items will be rejected because they cannot be shipped and delivered properly.

Donations needed are listed in order of importance:
Non-perishable food items in original packaging with expiration April 1, 2023 or later
Baby formula – expiration April 1, 2023 or later
Gauze roll dressing 
Elastic bandage rolls (such as ACE wrapping)
Cohesive bandage rolls 
Shampoo, conditioner, body soap 
Pads, tampons 
Toothbrushes, toothpaste – expiration April 1, 2023 or later
Adult diapers 
Underwear – adult and youth
Socks – adult and youth
Sleeping bags

Donations can be dropped off at any Tinte Cellars tasting room during business hours through Sunday, April 24.

They can also be delivered directly to the IMOCE warehouse near Tacoma at 4101 Industry Drive, Suite I, Fife, WA 98424 (Sky City Trucking LLC)

14455 Woodinville-Redmond Rd.
Woodinville, WA 98072
Monday: 12-6 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Thursday: 12-6 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 12-8 p.m.
Sunday: 12-6 p.m.

19495 144th Ave. NE, #A-100,
Woodinville, WA 98072
Saturday-Sunday 12-6 p.m.

5951 Airport Way South,
Seattle, WA 98108
Monday-Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 2-8 p.m.
Thursday: 2-9 p.m.
Friday: 2-8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 12-8 p.m.

About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the President and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for a decade. He is a frequent wine judge at international wine competitions throughout North America and orchestrates 10 Northwest competitions each year.

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