Windrush Estate Winery in Hockley Valley announces the launch of Windrush Foundation to empower kids using arts.

In 2017, the married team of JC Pennie and Marilyn Field created Windrush Estate Winery in Hockley Valley, an hour northwest of Toronto.  Already, their all-VQA wines have won Gold, Silver and Bronze awards – against 13,000 entries – at international wine competitions held in the UK

Pre-COVID, with up to 120 guests invited to Chateau Windrush, they hosted many musical events and fundraising dinners for charities. Now, they are launching Windrush Foundation, funded in part by the winery to empower children to LEAD our world into a better future.

Starting out as a teacher in tough neighborhoods in Toronto, Marilyn developed a teaching method to use all the arts to reach at-risk young people before they fell into dangerous or self-harming lifestyles.

From that beginning 35 years ago, Marilyn has empowered over 220,000 kids across Canada and internationally. Now, her education legacy continues with the launch of Windrush Foundation. Funded in part by the winery, its mandate is to empower all children, no matter their walk of life, to LEAD our world into a better future.

Windrush Foundation is co-operating with the Windrush Foundation in London, UK, to continue this legacy.

Each bottle of Windrush wine contains the fruit of the land, the tenacity of entrepreneurs, and the passion of visionaries who want our youth to triumph over adversity.

Every bottle you buy helps empower a young person to LEAD the future.

For More Information about Windrush Estate Winery visit  their website at

To Learn More about John and Marilyn’s many innovations and initiatives read more Click Here

For more information contact Marilyn at the  winery – or by phone at 905.729.0011 or 416.616.282

Use the below Invest button to contribute to The Windrush Foundation and join the winery in empowering children to LEAD our world into a better future.  

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We are truly grateful for their generous financial gifts to the youthLEADarts program, for their belief in our young LEADers.

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Please make your cheque out to The Windrush Foundation – c/o Marilyn Field.  3100 Concession Rd 3 Adjala, Palgrave, ON L0N 1P0

E-Transfer or contact Marilyn at or call 905.729.0011