2011 Zinfandel, Raptor Rescue, Dry Creek Valley

As a falconer, I have become increasingly involved with the raptor (birds of prey) community. This year, I had the pleasure of rehabilitating a Peregrine Falcon. The young falcon had broken his wing and his outlook seemed hopeless, but a compassionate person brought the bird to the California Foundation for Birds of Prey. There, a skilled veterinary surgeon operated on the falcon’s wing and inserted steel pins in the broken bones.
I have been working with the falcon for three months, performing exercises to build his strength and hunting skills. The beautiful Peregrine is now flying free daily, and I will soon be returning him to his home in nearby Lake County. This 2011 Zinfandel is a celebration of the great work of CFBP and other organizations like them who help these amazing animals. A portion of the proceeds of every bottle we sell will be donated to California raptor rehabilitation and rescue programs. The wine is delicious with flavors of cherries, strawberries and plums.

AppellationDry Creek Valley
DrinkableThrough 2016
Harvest Date2011-10-18