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Sip Wine, Save Pets – Vinum Cellars Donates from Sales of Pets Petit Sirah to the Animal Rescue Foundation


Niles, IL – June 3, 2020 – From one of California’s most successful winemaking duo’s Richard Bruno and Chris Condos at Vinum Cellars is committed to giving back and partnering with Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation.  A portion of the Vinum Cellars PETS Petite Sirah sales will go directly to supporting A.R.F.

PETS Petite Sirah is in its 21st vintage, and the Petite Sirah grapes continue to come from the exceptional vineyard farmed by Ken Wilson, a third-generation farmer in Clarksburg, California established in 1922. Winemakers Richard Bruno and Chris Condos named this Petite Sirah, “PETS,” which is the growers’ abbreviation for the varietal. The label features a picture of Wilson’s dog, Tanker, and the description of the wine is inspired by the canine – “dark colored, long legged and bold”, we feel this wine has the potential to be your best friend.

“Rescue animals have enhanced the lives of their human companions for decades,” says Richard Bruno, Winemaker and President of Vinum Cellars. “This donation is our way of giving back at a time when needed most as resources have become scarce.”

Vinum BottleshotThe Vinum portfolio includes CNW – Chenin Blanc & PETS – Petite Sirah from Clarksburg, Farmhouse Chardonnay & Pinot Noir from Monterey, Red Dirt Red & THE INSIDER Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, The INSIDER Chardonnay & Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast, The Scrapper Cabernet Franc from El Dorado and their estate grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the HOFFMAN BLOCK.

ABOUT A.R.F. – Animal Rescue Foundation

A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation is a no-kill, all-volunteer, foster-based organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming homeless dogs and cats into loving forever homes, including animals that other rescue groups often cannot due to advanced age or exceptional medical needs of the animals, and to enhancing the lives of animals by promoting affordable, responsible pet ownership and public awareness of animal welfare.

About Vinum Cellars

Former UCD graduate and classmates Richard Bruno and Chris Condos financed the company on credit cards initially with the philosophy that winemaking begins in the vineyard and thus built strong relationships with top California growers in key locations. The duo has long-standing relationships with growers in Napa, Sonoma, Clarksburg, Monterey, and Paso Robles. Vinum is an environmentally conscious winery and works only with sustainable growers to create Eco-Friendly products. In addition, their packaging choices are made specifically to minimize their carbon footprint. Some of those features are: Domestically produced lightweight glass; labels and cartons using non-toxic, water-based inks and recycles 100% of their waste created by manufacturing.

For more information, visit www.vinumcellars.com.

ABOUT Winesellers, Ltd.

Founded in 1978 by Yale Sager, Winesellers, Ltd. is a second generation, family-owned and globally recognized importer, and marketer of fine wines to the U.S. market. The company’s portfolio represents the finest quality of wines in their respective price category and has widespread distribution in all 50 U.S. states. The Winesellers, Ltd. portfolio includes producers and brands from Argentina, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and other countries worldwide.



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