SONOMA, CA, April 7, 2016 – Wine by Design is pleased to announce the release of the new San Francisco Giants Pinot Gris in partnership with Cline Family Cellars, a family-owned vineyard and winery in the Carneros region of Sonoma County, California.
Wine by Design, the exclusive wine licensee of Major League Baseball (MLB), identified Cline Family Cellars as the perfect complement to the Giants Wine Collection. “ Cline Pinot Gris joins the impressive line-up of Giants Mumm Napa and Wattle Creek wines. Our goal is to continue to introduce amazing wines for the baseball fan." Diane Karle, CEO, Wine by Design. All Club Series wines available now for purchase at select retailers and mlb.com/wine.
“We are truly excited to join the MLB Club Series family,” said Cline Family Cellars winemaker Charlie Tsegeletos. “We set out to produce a Pinot Gris that would become a perennial hit with fans of both Cline and the San Francisco Giants. As a long time Giants fan I know they consistently deliver great baseball year after year, just as we deliver a great wine year after year with our Pinot Gris, so it was a great opportunity to create a great wine made specially for Giants fans.
The new San Francisco Giants Pinot Gris is made from grapes grown on Cline’s estate vineyards located in the Sonoma Coast appellation. This cool growing location often has fog cover until late morning and yields grapes with great intensity and bright acidity. With flavors of pear, apple and citrus and no oak-aging, this white wine has enhanced fruit flavor and bright acidity making it the perfect pairing with grilled fish, curried chicken salad and a Giants game.
About Cline Family Cellars
Established in 1982, Cline Family Cellars is a Sonoma, California based winery that produces awarding-winning Rhône-style wines and Zinfandels, as well as classic Sonoma County varietals including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Merlot. The primary grape source for the wines are estate vineyards owned by Fred and Nancy Cline. With diverse viticulture holdings in areas such as Carneros-Sonoma, Sonoma Coast and Oakley-Contra Costa County, Cline Family Cellars' varietals are planted in prime locations and vinted by a winemaking team with years of experience and an unerring instinct to the art of crushing, blending and aging wine. The results are wines of great depth, power and intensity of flavor. To learn more please visit clinecellars.com.
About Wine by Design
Wine by Design (WBD) is a marketing and management agency, and the leader in delivering wine-based strategic services and premium wine solutions. WBD provides tailored brand experiences, limited wine releases, events and consulting. Founded by Diane Karle, WBD has offices in New York and Napa Valley, one of the most prestigious wine regions in the world, and home to many of its industry’s leaders. WBD has cultivated a network of wine experts, suppliers and grape growers, which results in targeted business solutions. Visit winebydesignco.com to learn more.
Kristin Trimble – Wine by Design
Mark Marinozzi – Cline Family Cellars
Vice President of Marketing