rising together:
wine with purpose

Introducing the Rising Together Pinot Noir — a charitable and delicious collaboration supporting the next generation of the skilled trades.

together, we can multiply opportunities for leaders in the skilled trades

Proceeds from this wine support the McMinnville Area Community Foundation Educational Endowment Fund. Founded in 2018, the fund is led by Solid Form and other community partners — it raised $52k in its first year and has ambitious goals to reach $500k.

The endowment fund supports local students through scholarships, as well as local community colleges, trade programs, and businesses.

The Rising Together Pinot Noir

The Rising Together Pinot Noir is a premium Oregon wine made possible by the Carlton Winemakers Studio.

Sourced from some of the region’s best local vineyards, it will be bottled in the heart of the Willamette Valley on August 22nd, 2019.

You can reserve your bottle for just $25 apiece.

The Carlton Winemakers Studio

Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, the Carlton Winemakers Studio is a cooperative winery where numerous winemakers craft premium Oregon wines in one shared space.

Carlton helped make this endeavor possible by donating all the grapes for the Rising Together Pinot Noir, as well as providing logistics support and invaluable partnership.

Learn more about the Carlton Winemakers Studio.

reserve your bottle:

Bottling for the Rising Together Pinot Noir will take place on August 22, 2019, and proceeds will support an educational endowment fund for youth in the skilled trades. Each bottle is $25. If you’re interested in learning more or making a purchase, fill out the following form!

* Please note that quantities are not guaranteed until payment is received.

the big idea: forging right-fit career paths

For years, career success has been defined by a four-year degree and a corner office. But what about the jobs that helped build the corner office? Society has unintentionally belittled these career options — which has led to a disengaged workforce, a widening skills gap, and shrinking middle class.

Hear Solid Form President Deven Paolo address this topic from the TEDx stage.