I can’t believe I am going to pass on one winery’s holiday offer, I feel like a bit of a shill, so some justification is in order.
First, I recently wrote about this winery’s wines, and positively raved about them.
Second, I live in Mendocino County, the greenest wine producing area in California and perhaps the world. Our wineries and vineyards compete to announce the degrees of greenness they take their grape growing and wine making. Everything I have experienced convinces me that this is a laudable goal, an ideal that should be emulated by all wineries everywhere.
Third, I started this blog to write about great wines that cost little, wines that can be paired with meals and make the food taste better. This wine fits the bill very nicely.
Okay, today I want to point you to an offer from The NPA, The Natural Process Alliance, in Santa Rosa. Out greening Mendocino County wineries, The NPA is offering cases of wine with zero waste.
This holiday season, gift a case of wine without generating any waste.
Through 12/31/10, you can give a case of NPA Sauvignon Blanc– 1 Kanteen and 12 refills. No corks, no glass, no landfill, no recycling- 100% re-use. 100% real.
Pricing: $145 gets you a canteen and a 12 refills that can be filled throughout 2011.
Availability: The NPA wines are available at our Santa Rosa winery.
Need something to give? We’ll be happy to send you an empty Kanteen or Card.
To place an order- Call (707) 527-7063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Holidays from The Natural Process Alliance!
Here is my review of The NPA’s Sauv Blanc from my piece on the winery: “2009 The Natural Process Alliance Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley The aroma rocked my head back. Incredibly fruity, it reminded me of a Jimmy Buffett song, “Grapefruit – Juicy Fruit.” The wine was unfined and unfiltered, a little cloudy, darker in color than ordinary. Made from foot tread grapes, 1/3 direct pressed, 1/3 skin fermented, and 1/3 whole cluster fermented, neutral oak, no additives, no nothing. Just fermented Sauvignon Blanc grape juice. Just wow. Hardy smiled a knowing appreciative smile as, from my stunned, amazed, thrilled look, he knew I got it. Citrusy lemon, lime and grapefruit, apricot, pineapple, coconut. Juicy, bursting with flavor, delicious, different.”
If you were going to buy someone a case of wine this Christmas, or wanted to get yourself something really special, and you live in or near Santa Rosa, California, then this is a great offer. 12 750 ml “bottles” of a natural, far more flavorful than ordinary, Sauvignon Blanc for $145. No bottles. No corks. No waste. One cool 750 ml metal kanteen that you bring to the winery for filling. The kanteens typically run $20, the Sauvignon Blanc goes for $12 per 750 ml kanteen fill, or $144 for 12 fills. This offer gets you, or your giftee, 12 bottles of delish wine, saves you $19, and saves the Earth a bunch of waste.
By the way, your kanteen is taken from you at refill time, cleaned and sterilized. Pay for one, and it is traded for a clean one at refill time. The NPA saves you a little time too.
The offer was just too cool not to share.