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photo above: Jim (left) and Jerry, Venice 1985

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”JAMES LEE ENNIS:” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:20|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”AN EXTRAORDINARY LEGACY” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:20|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”$250,000 BEQUEST TO WATER1ST” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:20|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]We are honored to announce Water1st International’s second Country Level Sponsor for 2015 — Jim Ennis. Country Level Sponsors are individuals or institutions who contribute $250,000 or more in a single calendar year.

Jim Ennis began supporting Water1st when friends invited him and his partner, Jerry, to attend the Seattle Give Water Give Life event in 2011. Jim felt particularly drawn to Water1st’s work as a result of that evening and he did his homework—he gathered information about our projects and compared our financial reports to other groups in this sector. The Give Water Give Life event became an important date on Jim and Jerry’s annual calendar.

Jim made a heroic effort to attend last year’s Give Water Give Life event as he was in the latter stages of his long battle with cancer. He knew he didn’t have much longer to live. Unbeknownst to us, he also designated Water1st as the primary beneficiary of his estate, to ensure that his legacy would be providing thousands of people with clean water for life. A week after the 2014 event, Jim passed away.

Upon his death, we learned that he gifted Water1st more than $250,000 in his will. Most people associate gifts of this magnitude with large foundations and corporations. At one point in his life, Jim’s address was the 32nd floor of one of First Hill’s most prestigious addresses. But it wasn’t his home address, it was his work address. He was the house manager for one of Seattle’s most prominent families.

So in the economic spectrum, Jim Ennis probably found himself in the middle class. He was an average guy with aspirations to do something extraordinary for the world’s poorest people. He is the perfect example of Water1st’s belief that everyone can have a profound impact on the world.

Jim Ennis joins Brian and Diane Langstraat as Country Level Sponsors for 2015. Water1st International thanks both Jim and Diane and Brian for the incredible change they are making in the lives of those who desperately need access to clean water and a toilet. The generosity of these two supporters alone will allow Water1st to provide water and toilets to nearly 7,000 people in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Honduras in 2016. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Interested in including Water1st in your will? Email or call us at (206) 297-3024.

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Fall 2023 promotion – Free shipping of orders of 12 bottles (1 case) or more. You may order as many cases as you want.

Please note approximate shipping costs vary depending on destination. Due to shipping fees that are beyond our control, our suggested minimum order is 3 bottles:
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Wine sales tax and shipping fees

Sales tax: Sales tax is based on your address. We’ll send you a receipt that includes your sales tax and shipping fee (if applicable).

Approximate shipping costs:
Fall 2021 promotion – Free shipping of orders of 12 bottles (1 case). You may order as many cases as you want. Free shipping promotion is limited to 2 cases/person/month.

Please note approximate shipping costs vary depending on destination. Due to shipping fees that are beyond our control, our suggested minimum order is 3 bottles:
1-3 bottles $24-28
6 bottles $27-37
12 bottles $37-57
*If shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, please call the winery for a quote at (509) 875-2211

Shipping available to the following 36 states + Washington DC: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Water from Wine is a very small winery and unable to benefit from competitive shipping rates that larger wineries enjoy. Wine is shipped via UPS, which adds additional fees for shipping alcohol because an adult over 21 must sign for delivery. Water from Wine does not profit from shipping costs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns..