Thursday, October 04, 2007

Winery raises almost $20K for threatened hummingbird

Clos LaChance Winery recently announced that it donated nearly $20,000 to The Hummingbird Society, based on proceeds from the winery's first "Threatened Species" Hummingbird Series wine. The funds will go toward saving the Juan Fernandez Firecrown from extinction.

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.

2 Comments:

Blogger Birdfreak said...

That is so cool! What an awesome idea to help endangered species, great post! A neat gift idea too!!

October 04, 2007 10:09 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Yep, a few friends and relatives will receive Hummingbird Series wine this holiday season (c:

October 05, 2007 9:04 AM  

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