Coming Soon to a Table Near You: Tribute Wine

Emmitsburg, Maryland –  Your next wine purchase can do much more than complement a meal or show others that you have discovered a fine wine. It can honor the memories of our nation’s firefighters who died in the line of duty.  Every bottle sold of the new Tribute Wine from Distant Cellars, a family-owned winery in Fiddletown, California, will support the work of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. 

Drew Gaiser, president of the winery, is also a firefighter in Colorado. “As a firefighter and friend of one of the founders of the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climbs, I’ve known about the important work the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation provides for the survivors of the fallen and the entire fire service,” explained Gaiser. “My family and I felt that offering this wine was a new way to help raise awareness and support the outstanding services the Foundation offers.”

Tribute is a blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, and Alicante Bouschet grapes that were harvested in 2010 and carefully aged for more than 24 months.  Only 300 cases of this full-bodied wine were bottled on February 26 and will be available for sale in early April for $28 per bottle on the winery’s Web site, Thirty percent of the sales will be donated to the NFFF.

“We were very excited about this new opportunity that Drew and his family proposed,” said Chief Ronald Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF. “This is a terrific way for both firefighters and wine enthusiasts to enjoy an excellent bottle of wine and support an important cause.”

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