LOS ANGELES (August 29, 2013) – Whole Foods Market and local winemakers are proud to share the fruits of their labor via One Wine label custom blended wines. The One Wine label is a unique collaboration between Whole Foods Market and local winemakers, stemming from Whole Foods Market’s commitment to supporting local communities and providing customers with products that celebrate the places and stories from which they are created. The One Wine label started in 2011 as a partnership with two wineries in Southern California, and has since blossomed into a mutually beneficial, creative and delectable partnership between Whole Foods Market and over ten of Southern California’s best winemakers.
“We are thrilled to partner with our neighboring vineyards in continuing to create regional, locally produced blends for our customers,” said Roger Fawcett, wine and spirits buyer for Whole Foods Market’s Southern Pacific Region. “Our One Wine label wines showcase the world-class winemaking taking place in the foothills and valleys that surround our community, and allow our shoppers the opportunity to uncork a range of Southern California’s best wines.”
Participating One Wine wineries include Ampelos Cellars, Au Bon Climat Winery, Cimarone Wines, Clendenen Family Winery, Fallbrook Winery, Happy Canyon Vineyards, Hearst Ranch Winery, Hitching Post Winery, Ken Brown Wines, Margerum Wineries, Sextant Wines, South Coast Winery and Stolpman Vineyard.
“We are honored to be a part of the One Wine family and have enjoyed working with Whole Foods Market to create these special blends for their shoppers,” said Doug Margerum, owner and winemaker at Margerum Wineries. “The One Wine line is just a taste of the commitment that Whole Foods Market has nurtured with local producers and their ongoing support for our community.”
The newest One Wine offerings, which range from $14.99 to $19.99, include:
- One Wine Au Bon Climat Winery Pinot Gris ($17.99)
- One Wine Happy Canyon Merlot ($17.99)
- One Wine Clendenen Family Winery Nebbiolo / Barbera Italian Red Blend ($14.99)
- One Wine Hearst Ranch Red Blend ($19.99)
- One Wine Hitching Post – 51% Valdigue / 42% Merlot / 7 % Cab Franc ($14.99)
- One Wine Margerum Pinot Gris ($19.99/ $15.99)
- One Wine Margerum White Blend ($19.99/ $15.99)
One Wine is produced in limited quantities due to the specialized blends. Check your nearest Whole Foods Market store in Southern California to pick up the latest One Wine selections, and to discover which partnerships may ripen between Whole Foods Market and local wineries under the One Wine label next.
For more information on Whole Foods Market’s wines, along with tasting tips, please visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/department/wine. Also, wine lovers can get a taste of One Wine by viewing a mini-documentary here.