Herbert’s Wine Jelly, LLC began in my kitchen, making wine jelly for my 92-year-old mother who wanted wine with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At that age, she deserved to have what she wanted!! With a chef friend of the family, we improved the jellies until we found the perfection we sought and were recognized by Virginia’s Finest® a program of the VA Department of Agriculture. We began selling our jelly at craft fairs to support a family member struggling with the impact of mental health in his everyday life. We expanded our line of products as we added others in similar situations.
Our mission is to create unique high-quality products for the everyday cook while supporting mental health awareness. We realized the extent of the issues related to social justice and trying to give hope to those who may need it most. We began hiring those who otherwise had very little hope, some incarcerated and others with suicidal tendencies. Herbert’s provided them support to help them see the hope of a job, and a real-life ahead of them. The success they can see builds support to continue to move forward.
Our products have received recognition for excellence by VA Finest®, The Virginia ABC (for the development of a proprietary process to remove alcohol from the wine to be a food product), Who’s Who Lifetime Tier, P.O.W.E.R Lifetime Recognition, Lifetime Magazine, and radio podcasts. Our products can be found in specialty food stores and selected vineyards in Virginia, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Library of Congress museum store in DC, as well as online.
Your purchase directly supports the lives of those in need. Thank you for taking the time to read about our work for those feeling at the bottom without hope.
Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce
VA Wine Association
Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia
SBA of Virginia
Food and Beverage Association of VA
As a woman business owner, I wish to support those making every effort to improve themselves and provide for their families.
Mental Health Awareness and Prison Reentry Programs
through the sale of our products.
We are dedicated to supporting those struggling with Mental Health through our hiring practices and donations to local and national organizations. These struggles may lead to diminished self-confidence and making poor choices, which may find themselves imprisoned, which is significantly out of character for them.