Hudson River Health Care and Wölffer Estate Vineyard Host Long Island’s First Sustainable Rosé Tasting to Benefit Suffolk County Agricultural Workers

SAGAPONACK, NY — On Thursday, June 6, over 150 guests attended the Hudson River Health Care Foundation’s (HRHCare) annual Honoring the Hands benefit at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, NY. The event raised over $50,000 to provide increased health care access for the region’s agricultural workers and their families. It was a picture-perfect evening for guests as they enjoyed some of Long Island’s finest sustainably-produced rosés, locally-sourced foods, and live music.

The evening included tours of HRHCare’s mobile health center, tours of Wölffer, a wine-tasting notes matching game, and the opportunity to learn about sustainable farming.

“We’re committed to providing quality primary and preventive care to all who seek it at Hudson River Health Care,” said Anne Kauffman Nolon, MPH, HRHCare CEO. “This event was a wonderful opportunity to show our commitment to continued health care access for Suffolk County’s agricultural workers, while enjoying some of the finest rosés and food that the region has to offer. Our sincere appreciation to Wölffer Estate Vineyard and our other farm and vineyard partners, including the LISW Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing members, who helped make this special night possible.”

Proceeds from Honoring the Hands support the HRHCare Foundation’s Agricultural Worker’s Health Fund, which provides much-needed primary and preventive care year-round at the 10 HRHCare health centers throughout Suffolk County, and through the Days of Health Program and mobile health center.

HRHCare currently provides care for nearly 5,000 agricultural workers in Suffolk County alone. In partnership with local farm and vineyard owners, these initiatives deliver care directly to agricultural workers and their families at farms, vineyards, community agencies, and churches across Long Island.

About Hudson River Health Care

Founded over 40 years ago as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) is one of the nation’s largest community health providers. The HRHCare network of 43 health centers throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island provides affordable, accessible care to over 225,000 patients annually. The network’s exceptional primary care practitioners, specialists, and support staff have made HRHCare a destination for convenient, high-quality care for all. In 2018, Brightpoint Health, an FQHC network with sites in all five boroughs of New York City, joined HRHCare

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Jeffrey Palmer

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