Meza Gives Back: Pelotonia 2016, Wine + Fundraising

As business owners, a lot of what we do stems from passion.  We are super passionate about wine and retail - but our passion has really come to extend to community and how we can help people by using Meza as a platform. 

In recent years, we have become committed to fight the battle against cancer. We have seen countless  members of our community and our circle of family and friends affected by this horrific disease and we want it to stop! One way that Jason and I work towards this goal is by riding in Pelotonia. This is a seriously awesome, grass roots bike ride that happens in Columbus in August, and all of the money raised from this ride goes directly to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

We are lucky through Jason's employer to have our funds matched and love being part of this experience. Last year was my first year riding and I cannot say enough about how moving and powerful it was to see so many people fighting to reach one goal: END CANCER. The ride boasts over 7,000 riders, not to mention countless people who are there to assist, to provide food and first aid and support. 

There is always more we can do. Each year we host a fundraiser to support our friends the Rizek family to raise money for Pelotonia - and 100% of the proceeds from this tasting event goes directly to the cause! Its always been a great success and the support goes beyond the tasting - many of you have donated amazing prizes such as gift cards, massages, yoga classes, gift baskets and more for additional fundraising through raffle and silent auction. The donation may seem small, but the impact is big. Our event this year is on July 9th at 4pm and is open to the public! $25 dollars gets you a tasting of 5 wines or 2 full glasses of wine.

In 2015, Meza was able to donate $6,000 to cancer research. This is where our passion lies. 

What cause are you passionate about? We offer the opportunity for any organization to host a fundraiser wine tasting at the shop. If you have interest about learning more on how you can help your favorite organization and raise money in a fun and easy way, give us a call or e mail us at Interested in learning more about Pelotonia and how you can become involved? Check out the link below.

We hope to see you at the shop July 9 or at the finish line in August! Cheers! - Tatjana