Wines with Purpose!

A unique intersection of
the Spirit of Giving
with the Spirit of Wine

Our Story

Founder and venture capitalist Randy Haykin first began experimenting in winemaking as a leisurely pursuit. He was always intrigued by the winemaking process: it demanded the same level of creative problem solving, dedication, attention to detail, instinct and risk-taking as any successful enterprise. And while serving as a mentor to budding social entrepreneurs through the Gratitude Network, Randy saw the potential these social visionaries had in making a long-lasting difference in communities. It’s what drove him to turn his winemaking hobby into a business that funds the most effective social ventures around the world.

Randy Haykin, Chief Wine Angel


Impact Entrepreneur Profile

Minhaj Chowhury

Ceo & Founder, Drinkwell

Based in India (and also serving Bangladesh), Drinkwell is tackling the world’s water crisis by empowering locals to establish water-management business in arsenic-affected areas. By providing water filtration technology and effective business tools, Drinkwell uses a micro-franchising model to fuel local-run water enterprises, stimulating communities to flourish economically, while improving health outcomes.  Through local partnerships, Drinkwell has already established 200 profitable deployments across India, Laos, and Cambodia. The systems deliver 60x more water, increase energy efficiency by 17x, and reduce waste by 7 orders of magnitude compared to Reverse Osmosis, the current industry standard. Its goal is to save the 200 million people from drinking arsenic and fluoride-contaminated water by giving them a healthier, profitable future.

Other Entrepreneurs

Here are a few of the Entrepreneurs who have benefited from Entrepreneur Wines Donations and the Gratitude Network’s mentorship!

Brian Hill

Brian Hill

Edovo (formerly Jail Education Services)

Located in Chicago, IL, Edovo, improves inmate outcomes by incentivizing educational and vocational progress through tablets in correctional facilities.

Heather Franzese

Heather Franzese


Operating in Bangladesh, LaborLink is the first platform to leverage the disruptive power of mobile to give voice to the global workforce.

Alejandro Gac-Artigas

Alejandro Gac-Artigas

Springboard Collaborative

Springboard Collective closes the reading achievement gap by coaching teachers, training family members, and incentivizing learning such that our scholars have the requisite skills to access life opportunities.

Sajan George

Sajan George

Founder, Matchbook Learning

Matchbook Learning, based in New York City, offers a unique blended, competency-based model for K-12 schools in the US who are seeking to deliver a radically different result with students of high need communities.

Tonee Ndungu

Tonee Ndungu

Founder, Kytabu - (Nairobi, Kenya)

Kytabu is a leasing application for textbooks that are preinstalled on a device that is affordable and accessible to middle and low income families.

Mark Collin

Mark Collin

Founder, Dovetail Learning

Dovetail Learning, based in Mill Valley, California, is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening children’s innate capacity for resilience, self-mastery, and empathy for others through its “ToolBox" curriculum, practices, and methods.

News and Highlights

Whats new with Entrepreneur Wines

Loomis-Sacramento Tasting , (April) 2016

The Sacramento Area provided a warm welcome to Entrepreneur Wines and 25 attended a gathering at the home of Kevin Hamm in Loomis.  Twenty five friends were on hand to taste our 2012 Diamond Mountain Cabernet and hear about the Gratitude…

Fall Vineyard Trip, 2015 (with Kirk Venge)

The Haykins and Mike Miller took a trip with Kirk Venge to inspect the Fall production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Sonoma vineyards at Bacigalupi and Dutton Ranch. Fall in the rich vineyards of Sonoma was stunning!
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