Raisin isn’t an umpteenth app on wine. Raisin is exclusively, passionately, dedicated to the natural wine community.
Launched in spring 2016 on iPhone, there are today over 13,000 users.
After having financed the iPhone version out of our own pockets, we now want everyone to join the Raisin community. That’s why we have to develop the Android version.
Just pure grape juice... and a tiny bit of sulphur sometimes.
From vine to bottle, all that’s added is know-how and nothing else!
Natural winemakers strive for authenticity and sincerity. In a very short distribution network where the wine goes from the winemaker, sometimes via an intermediary… straight to an establishment.
Once you've tasted natural wines, there's no going back.
You want to taste them all!
- OVER 2,000 PLACES GEOLOCATED AROUND THE WORLD
Bars, restaurants, wine shops and eateries where you can find natural wine on all five continents thanks to a map that geolocates you and them.
- ALMOST 600 NATURAL WINEMAKERS
More precisely, we have already referenced 580 natural winemakers throughout the world. With your help this crowdfunding will also enable us to geolocate them!
- OVER 3,500 WINES
Natural wines for which you find all the key information: designation, vintage, colour, varieties, winemakers, name, region.
- A NEWS FEED FOR THE COMMUNITY
A news feed where you can share your passion and discover what natural wine lovers around the world are drinking too.
AN APP THAT'S GOOD FOR YOU!
When you publish your pictures on Raisin, you’re sharing content that will be verified and enriched by our team. The entire community will then benefit from this verified information.
A team of enthusiastic and passionate volunteers:
Jean-Hugues Bretin: Until 2010, he didn’t drink wine. One day, a friend came to dinner with a bottle of Thierry Puzelat’s P’tit Blanc du Tue-boeuf. What a revelation! Ever since, he reads, lives, drinks and thinks natural wine.
Olivia Mann: You don’t know Olivia? How is this even possible? She’s been accompanying, supporting and helping the world of natural wine for years. She joined the project organically and is now vital to its development.
Nathalie Alves: She was behind the launch of On Boit Quoi Ce Soir ?. She was also there when Raisin was created. No one really knows what would’ve happened without her, or if these projects would’ve even seen the light of day.
The founding team works relentlessly to bring you top-notch service assisted by 7 local representatives; volunteers who help us verify information on the ground.
The country representatives:
We’re all volunteers. Only our technical contractor is being paid.
- We would like the app to remain free for our users
- We do not use or sell your personal data
- We want to avoid advertisements on our app
- Our number one goal is to promote natural winemakers
- We would like to be able to make a living from our work
Why fund it?
Self-financed, Raisin now needs your help to finance the Android version.
This fundraising campaign will keep this crazy venture alive and help us to stay financially autonomous and independent.
A) HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Cost: EUR 25,000
- Android development cost: €20,000
- Cost of the campaign/buying and shipping the rewards: €3,000
- Kisskissbankbank fees: €2,000 € (8%)
- Total: €25,0000*
B) HOW DOES IT WORK?
Estimated development time: 85 days
To optimise efficiency, the current development team will be in charge of developing the Android version.
Supported versions: 4.4+
C) DELIVERY SCHEDULE:
The app will be built and published in five key steps so that users can enjoy as many functionalities as possible, as soon as they’re developed.
- Phase 1: Account creation + establishments map - June 2017
- Phase 2: Winemaker index - July 2017
- Phase 3: News feed - July 2017
- Phase 4: Profile / notifications - August 2017
- Phase 5: Search module - September 2017
A -With €25,000 we can finance the Android version and if your generosity allows, we could go even further to better meet your expectations:
A - AT LAST, THE ANDROID VERSION!
B - WORLDWIDE MAP OF NATURAL WINEMAKERS
€30K: just like our map of all the bars, restaurants and wine shops, we’ll integrate a map that geolocates all of our winemakers!
We already have their geographic coordinates. We’ll create a dedicated index card for each and every one of them.
C- RAISIN STICKERS FOR ALL REFERENCED PLACES AROUND THE WORLD!
€35K: To increase the visibility of the places we reference and of our app, we'll produce Raisin stickers and send them in an explanatory card to all our bars, restaurants and wine shops!
This price includes manufacturing and printing costs for the cards and stickers as well as shipping costs.
D - THE POSSIBILITY FOR PLACES TO UPDATE THEIR INFO:
€40K: Give referenced places access to our publication tool so they can always keep their info (opening hours, telephone number, description and photos) up to date.
Lovers of good food: It doesn’t get any simpler than this: places where the drinks are great generally have great food too!
Lovers of natural wine: For all those who have, one day or another, contacted someone who had Raisin to know where to grab a drink ;)
iPhone users: They enjoy our app and want to support us.
The places we recommend: Because Raisin introduces thousands of our users to loads of bars, restaurants and wine shops!
Android users: Naturally!
More broadly: Everyone!
And since the future is now, today is the day we need you!
A) OUR WINEMAKER FRIENDS
Many winemakers have generously given us hundreds of bottles to support this Android crowdfunding campaign.
Available while stock lasts. We will not ship any bottles. They will be delivered by hand or have to be picked up in a partner establishment. In the event that none of these conditions apply, we will offer you an alternative of equivalent value.
See the list of all participating winemakers
B) PARTICIPATING ESTABLISHMENTS:
Our partner establishments will help relay our crowdfunding campaign, by offering a bottle of natural wine to a future neighbouring donor
See the list of all partner establishments
If you have an establishment, or you are a winemaker, or you simply want to support our campaign, simply send us an email to : email@example.com
CBS2 NEWS - New-York talks about Raisin - May 14th, 2016:
C) OUR PARTNERS
They were there from the start, we support them, they support us and we think alike. We share the desire to influence change by putting taste, respect of the environment and of people at the center of every discussion. Here are our partners.
Wine fairs :
D) OUR FRIENDS AND CONTRIBUTORS:
They’ve largely contributed to making this crowdfunding campaign as attractive as possible. Here’s the list of the people we’d particularly like to thank:
Mona Kim, who was a great help in making our video efficient and concise, naturally!
La Curieuse Compagnie and Arthuro for the numerous photos we use in our winemakers index.
Florence Andrieu at balpop for her precious help with all things communication on this campaign and for her kindness.
Nicolas Verbrugghe for the great looking Motion Design and for his patience.
Mathieu Ragueneau who is always there when we need to be put back on the right track and who has been a major contributor to the English translations
Michel Tolmer for his friendship and immense talent. Not to mention the honour it is for us to have his support and to showcase his wonderful logo everyday!
Aurélie Buridans for her superb work on the cards in which the stickers will be sent to the referenced establishments.
Last but not least: Tomomi, Tom, Olivier Danchin, Chris Oldcorn for the English voice, Sonia Aracil.