Winery: Stagliln Family Vineyards
Region: California - Napa Valley - Rutherford
Grapes: Chardonnay (Napa Valley Chardonnay)
Wine Style: White - Buttery and Complex
Food Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Mature and hard cheese, Poultry, Mushrooms
Winemaker Note & Critical Acclaim:
Bright and a touch precocious, the 2017 Salus Chardonnay is an aromatic delight of yellow citrus, apical golden apple, and Bosc pear. - Winemaker Note
About The Producer:
"Great wines for great causes" has been an important motto of our business and personal lives. Since we began farming our vineyard in 1985, we have donated and raised more than $800 million to support charities, including our main cause, the Music Festival for Brain Health.
When Shari and Garen Staglin's son, Brandon, was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1990, they realized that advancements in scientific research were vital to understanding mental illness. Rather than wait for a miracle, they started a non-profit organization on their own to raise funds for mental health research. With treatment and family support, Brandon was able to recover and since 1995 the Staglin family has been "changing the landscape from the Napa Valley to Washington, D.C. with sensational fundraisers on behalf of national mental health research."
The Music Festival for Brain Health at Staglin Family Vineyard has brought together generous chefs, wineries, top-billed musicians and scientists to raise significant funds and awareness for the cause. Thanks to its donors and support from the National Institute for Mental Health, the Music Festival for Brain Health has raised over $200 million. These funds have resulted in research and treatment programs that have helped thousands of people.