Winery raises almost $20K for threatened hummingbird
The Juan Fernandez Firecrown wine consisted of a red Bordeaux blend from the winery's San Martin Estate Vineyards in San Martin, Calif. The bird for which its named lives only on Chile's Robinson Crusoe Island. The proceeds raised by the wine sales will go to researcher Erin Hagen's work in 2008 with the local government to create a conservation plan on the island.
This fall, the winery will release another "Threatened Species" Hummingbird Species wine, named after the Honduran Emerald. Proceeds will be donated again to The Hummingbird Society.