The Markham Mark of Distinction program is designed to cultivate positive change by awarding funds to help spearhead or continue community efforts. Submissions range from repairing dilapidated parks, to funding research, to creating a community center. The public votes to determine two grant recipients, who will each be awarded $25,000 to make a lasting change – a “Mark of Distinction” – in their communities.
In addition to providing grants, Markham Vineyards also produces two single-vineyard, limited production Estate Cabernet Sauvignon wines appropriately named The Philanthropist and The Altruist in honor of the grant recipients. To celebrate and raise awareness of each, project information is highlighted on the back labels of these wines. See Markham Mark of Distinction for full details, past recipients and how you can get involved.