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, we improved the jellies until we found the perfection we sought. 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 and began hiring individuals who otherwise may have difficulty obtaining and maintaining gainful employment.
Our mission is to create unique high-quality products for the everyday cook while supporting mental health awareness. We realize those coping with mental health may also have issues related to social justice. Seeking and maintaining employment, at best, is difficult. We began hiring those who otherwise had very little hope. Herbert’s provides them an opportunity for success.
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 nationwide, selected Virginia vineyards and grocery stores, as well as the Library of Congress museum store in DC.
We have introduced Beyond the Fence, a platform for artisans to showcase their products for sale. Many of these artists have a history of incarceration and struggle with issues related to finding success. Through this platform, artists can find hope in selling their work. Selections include originals, prints, note cards, cross-stitch pieces, soaps, woodworking creations, etc. We provide the artists with the profits from their sales.
Your purchase directly supports the lives of those in need. Thank you for taking the time to read about our work to help build confidence and contribute to their livelihood.
We support Mental Health Awareness through employment, donations, and participation in support groups.
We support the art works of those previously or currently incarcerated by marketing prints on our website. The artist receives all profits
Our unique products are well suited for person to person sales. Sharing recipes and suggested uses demonstrates our products versatility.
Our employees initiate new products and flavors. Each team member participates during team meetings until the ideas become a product