Highway 12 Vineyards releases the Golden Boy Chardonnay to support Glover’s Breathe Easy Ride Against Cystic Fibrosis.
Highway 12 Vineyards and Winery, in association with Vintage 54, and legendary motocross champion Broc Glover have released a 2006 Carneros Chardonnay commemorating Glover’s storied career and his commitment to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The unveiling will take place at the 2nd Annual Breath Easy Ride Against Cystic Fibrosis on March 29 in Old Town Temecula, CA.
The Breathe Easy Ride Against Cystic Fibrosis was founded in 2008 by American Motorcycle Association Hall-of-Fame motocross champion, Broc Glover, shortly after his 6-year-old son, Dayne, was diagnosed with the cruel and life-shortening disease. In its first year, the ‘Ride’ exceeded all expectations, proving the motorcycle community is unmatched in its compassion. This commemorative wine benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s search for a cure as a portion of the proceeds will be donated to this heartfelt cause. The event takes place March 29 in Old Town Temecula, CA.
Broc Glover, a leading motocross racer in the late 1970s and 1980s, earned six AMA National Motocross Championships, a record which stood for nearly 20 years. In 1977, at the age of 17, Glover won the 125cc National Championship in his first full year riding as a pro and became the youngest AMA motocross champion in history; a record that stood until 2000. After defending his crown in 1978 and 1979, he moved to the 500cc class in 1981 and won the national championship that year. He added 500cc championships in 1983 and 1985 then retired after the 1988 season holding the AMA all-time wins record in both AMA 125cc motocross and 500cc motocross.
Vintage 54 is made up by multi-time motocross & supercross champion Darryl Atkins and his business manager John Papola. Together the pair has teamed up with Highway 12 to create an exciting turnkey private label fundraising program for athletes and their causes. Atkins and Papola have had a relationship with the winery from its inception and creating commemorative labels has become a nature progression and a great way to support many wonderful cause.
The wine, a 2006 Chardonnay, hails from the Carneros appellation, a micro-climate in the southern Sonoma Valley known for producing some of the world’s finest Chardonnay. The wine’s vibrant gold color, symbolic of Glover’s ‘Golden Boy’ image, is met with opulent notes of pear and apple leading to an inviting creaminess and finishing with a delicate crispness. It was aged in French oak barrels for 10 months then bottled at the Sonoma-based winery.
The ‘Golden Boy Chardonnay’ retails for $28.00 a bottle plus tax and shipping and is available direct from the winery via their on line store or by phone. Only 1,200 (twelve hundred) bottles will be released.
To purchase, visit www.goldenboywine.com or call 707-939-1047 to place an order. Orders may also be faxed to 707-939-1070.