Mutt Lynch On The Road
Owning a winery has many glorious moments - tasting grapes just harvested from the vineyard, tasting wines at every stage of the winemaking process - in tank, barrel and bottle - to see how our "babies" are evolving, meeting wonderful folks and their dogs at our events (and sometimes preferring the dogs!) But one of the greatest pleasures Brenda and Chris have is when we can do our little part to support animal shelters. Pouring our wine, selling our wines in an effort to raise donations. Chris just returned from an 8 market, 4 week sales trip, introducting our wines to many new wine shops, restaurants and dog lovers. His stops in Tampa/St. Pete, Florida and Annapolis, Maryland were extra special as Mutt Lynch was able to help raise over $4,000 for several animal shelters! That dog can hunt!
Highlights from Mutt Lynch on the road...
At World of Wines in Tampa, benefiting No More Homeless Pets, several satisfied customers experiencing Mutt Lynch for the first time (dare I say virgin mutts?) And a huge (sort of) fan of our Portrait of a Mutt label with its Chihuahua portrait. (Look closely, the head peaking out next to the bottle!)
At Ed's Fine Wines in Clearwater, benefiting Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, a large crowd of retreiver fans out front waiting to taste "the mutt". And a very happy Ed and Perry (father and son owners) and Kimberly Lee, the phenominal volunteer who made the event happen! Just over $1,100 was raised on the day!
At Savannah's Cafe in St. Petersburg, benefiting Pet Pal Rescue, a group of very happy diners after some wonderful food and not-bad wine (!). The menu featured pesto marinated frog legs, dandelion salad, aligator sausage and wild boar... and Mutt Lynch wines of course. CJ, Billie and Jeremiah from Savannah's were the real stars of the evening, as they donated their time and gratuities to the shelter on top of all the restaurant's profits. Just under $1,800 were raised for Pet Pal Rescue!!!
And finally, at Giolitti's Deli in Annapolis, benefiting Chesapeake Cats and Dogs, the mutt camera was lost temporarily (oops), but the evening was full of great apps made by Mary Giolitti and huge supporters of the shelter. Thanks to Mary's efforts, over $800 was raised for the organization.
Until next year....