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Gloria Ferrer’s Partnership in Pinot Noir

Written By: Stefanie Bagala

Here at Gloria Ferrer, not only are we committed to producing the very best sparkling wines in California, but we are also dedicated to giving back to the community. With over 30 years in California’s Sonoma Valley, we have worked with a variety of charities. Our most recent partnership is with The WillMar Family Grief & Healing Center located right in our  backyard of Sonoma, Ca.WillMarlogo

A relationship blossomed when our very own VP of Production, Mike Crumly, was one of the board members. It was through Mike’s passion with the center that we realized it was a partnership worth pursuing.

WillMar Family Grief & Healing Center provides support for children, teens, and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one, and for those living with family members who are undergoing a life-changing illness or injury. So it was in 2010 that we decided to lovingly craft a a Pinot Noir to help support the WillMar Center. Proceeds from the wine benefit the children, teens and families who participate in and benefit from WillMar programs.

Now on our 2011 vintage, the label depicts an actual drawing of a black cat by a child at the WillMar center.  And it was only fitting that we talk black cats before Halloween. Along with the wine, posters featuring the art label drawings are also for sale in the tasting room and on our Gloria Ferrer online store.2011 Will Mar Pinot Noir

To learn more about the WillMar Family Grief & Healing Center visit: www.willmarcenter.org.

For California residents who would like to purchase the limited release 2011 WillMar Pinot Noir click here. To purchase posters featuring the art of WillMar center children, click here. All proceeds benefit the WillMar center.