The region of Ahrweiler, known among experts for its hospitality and wine culture, comes to sad fame due to the flood and the devastating consequences. The catastrophic result: A completely destroyed infrastructure & damages in multimillions. But as bad as the devastation has hit our beloved homeland, the shock in our hearts is even greater: our hope goes out to the wonderful people - our neighbors, co-workers, friends & relatives - who are still missing. Our sympathy to the families who lost their loved ones in this terrible disaster. Our thoughts are with you and we send lots of strength and love.
Many of the family businesses in viticulture & gastronomy have lost almost everything and are facing the ruins of existence together with their employees. The only thing that survived the flood are some bottles of the excellent and appreciated wines. We call them the flood wines.
Under the label #flutwein we unite diverse quality wines from the Ahrweiler region, which became a limited rarity due to the flood. The wine is noble, the packaging - to commemorate the disaster - limited & original mud.
Every single wine bottle is unique with high symbolic value and at the same time your opportunity to help. With the purchase of one of the unique pieces, you support exactly where the help is needed.
The vision of the campaign is to support the reconstruction efforts with the sale of the rescued wines, to provide financial help to the local people and to maintain the awareness of the Ahrweiler region as one of the most important wine regions.
In addition to building up the infrastructure, it is now particularly important to help the family businesses in viticulture, gastronomy and tourism. This will secure the economic existence of the Valley in the long term.
With this fundraising campaign under the label #flutwein we focus on the sustainable, long-term stabilization of the local economy. The wine region and regional gastronomy play a big role in this and at the same time this influences the necessary tourism.
You now have the chance to lend a hand. With your donation you send hope and support for the restart.
Together with you we can manage to rebuild and help the infrastructure and the people from the Ahrweiler region in this difficult time.
After successful finish of this crowdfunding campaign on startnext, the affected vintners & gastronomes will be paid the financial contribution in total. The donations serve to the reconstruction of their existancies and the goal of a functioning ecosystem of the Ahrweiler region again.
The campaign is an initiative of the local gastronomer "Klebers Küche & Garten" in cooperation with the association Ahrwein e.V.. Due to the catastrophe and because of many requests where money for the reconstruction can be donated, the non-profit association "Ahr - A wineregion needs Help for Rebuilding e.V." was founded and a donation account explicitly for all local wine businesses and the gastronomy was set up.