Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, which was profiled in our winter 2010 issue, has progressed in its mission to not only make good wine, but to provide a haven for rescued horses. To help itself out, the winery has released three blends; 100 percent of the profits from their sales goes to fund the horse rescue.
Owner Sharon Levine describes the wines: “Angel: A chardonnay fermented in oak and steel is named for Angel, our first rescue. She was one and a half when she was pulled from the kill pen. She is due to star in a documentary film on horse slaughter. The producer wants to approach this subject from the perspective of a single horse, and has chosen Angel. Mirage, named for their Arabian mare, is a cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot blend. Savannah Rose is an off dry rosé. Its equine namesake, Savannah, a thoroughbred filly, is inseparable from Sienna, the soul sister she was pulled from the kill pen with when she was just a year old.”
The horse rescue wines are on sale in the winery’s tasting room for $26 per bottle with case discounts.