Turk Pipkin, the Austin-based humanitarian who’s spent the past several years aiding communities in Kenya and other countries abroad through his and his wife’s nonprofit, the Nobelity Project, certainly knows how to turn a clever phrase.
“Buy the wine and it’ll turn into water for the people who need it,” he said at the launch event of a new wine, the Turk, that will benefit the Nobelity Project’s goal of funding clean water projects at the organization’s partner schools in Kenya. All of the proceeds of each bottle purchased will go toward this objective, his wife Christy said.
They’ve partnered up with Hope Family Wines, a winery in the Paso Robles region of California, to produce the Turk, a Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah blend that is slowly becoming available for purchase in Austin. The 1.5 liter magnum bottle is currently at the Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen on Bee Caves Road and will also be at a couple of Twin Liquors stores and other retail shops soon. It’s also being sold on the Hope Family Wines website.
For more information about the Nobelity Project, visit the website and check out this Austin360 profile of the Pipkins that explores why they decided to pursue their humanitarian work.