Gracianna Winery Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary; Announces Special Westside Reserve Pinot Noir to Fund Non-Profit

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Gracianna symbolizes everyday gratitude's and graciousness in entertaining because we believe that successfully hosting a special meal with friends and family is an everlasting circle that fills our lives. To celebrate a decade of growth we announce a Bay Area-wide philanthropic award.

Over 17 years ago the Amador family of Sonoma County in Northern California caught their 15-year-old son making wine in the garage. Years later, the family built on their son's enthusiasm for making wine by creating a craftsman winery to deliver the most intimate wine experience in wine country with the launch of Gracianna Winery-a guest-centric hospitality brand based on a core value: gratitude.

"When my husband was a boy his French-Basque great-grandmother used to talk about being thankful, and that's why today Gracianna wines are for those with something to be grateful for," says owner/partner Lisa Amador.

The vision of following through on intimate experiences for all Russian River Valley visitors has been realized. In order to celebrate its first decade serving wine lovers worldwide, this small but powerful brand announced today a new philanthropic award opportunity.

"For the past ten years giving back has been central to the gratitude that Gracianna stands for and we strive to honor this value that has been passed to us," says Amador. "Ten years in we are profitable and grateful and we celebrate our anniversary by serving those in need, especially those that are most vulnerable, women and children. We created the Gracianna Westside Reserve Pinot Noir, for which proceeds from the sales will contribute to funding the Gracianna Gratitude Grant, a $10,000 in-kind donation to a Bay Area nonprofit serving women and/or children in need."

Bay Area nonprofits that primarily serve women and/or children are invited to apply to win the award. Details of how the $10,000 award will be granted can be found at www.gracianna.com/gratitudegrant2017. The deadline for the grant is Friday, August 18, 2017 at midnight PDT.

While this award will create a way for the entire Gracianna family to make an impact on our community, it's only the latest in the company's history of community support and volunteerism that the company encourages for its family members and associates. Notably, Gracianna has supported many organizations such as Sutter Health, Marin County Theater Company, Bay Area Make-a-Wish, Social Advocates for Youth, Sonoma Academy, Sonoma County Family Justice Center, National Kidney Foundation, Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program and more.

For Gracianna's 10th anniversary we wanted to honor the legacy of our highly lauded and multiple award-winning pinot noirs. We created our 2015 Westside Reserve by choosing the best four pinot barrels in the house based on our intimate knowledge of each barrel and blended them to create this stunning limited production masterpiece. It is a blend of 667, 777 and Pommard clones with nuance from being aged in only French oak barrels.

Our 10th anniversary Westside Reserve is a beautiful wine that will continue to soften in the bottle over the years, yet is very approachable now. A classic Russian River Pinot Noir with subtle fruit and smoky flavors, this balanced Burgundian style wine has the same feminine profile as Gracianna's brilliant maiden 2007 Pinot Noir and will drink well for years to come.

ABOUT GRACIANNA WINERY

Gracianna wines are for those with something to be grateful for.

Since 2007 Gracianna has symbolized everyday gratitude's and graciousness in entertaining because of our belief that successfully hosting a special meal with friends and family is an everlasting circle that fills all our lives.

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