Michael David Winery, one of my favorites, donated $25,000 to PAWS (The Performing Animal Welfare Society) to bring awareness and education to this great organization. As part of their marketing efforts, Michael David Winery has tied two of their more eye-catching labels, Freakshow and Petite Petit, to help promote the program nationally.
"As animal lovers, it's a great opportunity to team up with PAWS and help them in their crusade to rescue and provide a voice for these animals that are treated unfairly. Since our early years as a winery we have supported PAWS, and I'm glad to see that continue to this day," says winery spokesperson Melissa Phillips Stroud. For more than 30 years, PAWS has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide humane sanctuary for retired or abandoned performing animals. They provide these animals the space, natural habitat and quality of care which they deserve.
"We have valued our long-standing community relationship with the Phillips family. The generous support from Michael David Winery will be put to work immediately at our ARK 2000 caring for our rescued elephants, tigers, bears, and other animals," says Ed Stewart, PAWS co-founder and President.
Owned by brothers Michael and David Phillips, they have built their Lodi winery into one of the fastest growing wineries in the United States. They pride themselves on their meticulous farming practices and sustainable wine grape growing, which result in superior quality in the bottle.
You’ll find their wines in countless restaurants and wine shops throughout the South. Never poured any bottle with their label that wasn’t terrific with good food.
By Doc Lawrence