Reliable Churchill, on behalf of Beaulieu Vineyard® (BV), a historic Napa Valley winery, announced their partnership renewal with the Chesapeake Bay Trust to raise funds and awareness to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. During the months of July, August, and September, Reliable Churchill will focus sales force efforts on wine sales to help advance Chesapeake Bay restoration throughout the region. In 2012, the Chesapeake Bay Trust awarded more than $5.8 million in grants for environmental education programs, community outreach efforts and Bay restoration projects that are making a difference for the Chesapeake and its waters.
Restaurants and bars throughout the region also have the opportunity to offer BV products to their customers knowing that Reliable Churchill will be making a donation to help support education and restoration projects managed by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Promotional materials will be available in many participating locations and restaurant diners will have the opportunity to help the Bay simply by purchasing BV wine.
Since its inception in 1985, the Chesapeake Bay Trust has awarded more than $50 million in grants to improving the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers through environmental education, community outreach, and watershed restoration. For 10 consecutive years, the Trust has received a ‘Four Star Rating” from Charity Navigator, placing the organization in the top 1 percent of charities nationwide. Ninety percent of the Trust’s expenditures are directed to its Chesapeake Bay restoration and education programs.
“We want to thank Reliable Churchill for partnering with the Chesapeake Bay Trust and for their commitment to the quality of our streams, rivers, neighborhoods, and the Bay,” said Jana Davis, executive director of the Trust. “Individuals purchasing BV Wines can consider themselves partners in contributing to on-the-ground restoration projects that engage the community while improving the Bay and its waterways.”
Reliable Churchill, the largest wine and spirits distributor in Maryland, is coordinating this promotion and has created special Chesapeake Bay-themed BV wine displays to be showcased in retails outlets throughout the region. During the course of this three-month promotion, Marylanders are encouraged to ask their local restaurants and wine retail shops for more information on this partnership. To see the ever-growing list of program participants and their locations, visit www.cbtrust.org.
“When you walk into your local retail store, we simply ask that you consider purchasing BV Wine so that you can help us help the Bay,” said Don Davolio, Trade Development Director of Reliable Churchill. “That way, you can not only enjoy an exceptional product such as BV Wine, but you are helping us make the world a better place. That’s a win-win for everybody.”
For more information on the Chesapeake Bay Trust and how you can support Bay restoration, visit www.cbtrust.org. Information about Beaulieu Vineyard can be accessed at www.bvwines.com. For additional details on Reliable-Churchill, visit www.reliable-churchill.com.