Armadillo’s Leap Winery in Fredericksburg awarded Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center $2,000 this past Friday, January 20th, as the first beneficiary of a program it launched to support Texas Hill Country and Central Texas non-profit organizations through its wine sales.
Armadillo’s Leap opened in late 2015 by the Kuhlken-Osterberg family who founded Pedernales Cellars. It launched its AL Gives program shortly after opening, donating a dollar per case sold throughout the year to a designated non-profit organization, selected at the start of each year.
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center was selected to be the inaugural beneficiary in 2016. Westcave Preserve was founded in 1976 and is a 75-acre preserve located in Southwest Travis County with its mission “to inspire people to develop a lifelong practice of enjoying and protecting nature.”
“We’re thrilled to be making this donation to Westcave,” said Armadillo’s Leap president Julie Kuhlken. “They do outstanding work in teaching people to value nature in a special spot along the banks of the Pedernales River. We’re proud that we can provide support to their mission in the form of this gift.”
Molly Stevens, executive director and CEO for Westcave, came to Armadillo’s Leap Main Street tasting room in downtown Fredericksburg to receive the award.
The AL Gives program has selected Ballet Austin as its beneficiary for 2017. The Austin-based ballet company has brought classical dance and dance instruction to Central Texas since 1956.