Sonoma County Wineries Partner with Cellar Angels for Online Wine Charity Event A wine-buying opportunity that will alter a life and change the world

CHICAGO, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If you've ever raised a glass to toast "Good times, peace on earth and good will towards men," a new opportunity will allow your toast to immediately take action. When you purchase wine via Cellar Angels during these events you get to select which charity receives portions of proceeds and the donations go right to work.  

Cellar Angels (, a unique wine-philanthropy group, is partnering with Michel-Schlumberger and Humanitas Wines to raise money for their charity partners. Each online event lasts five days and is offered to members of Cellar Angels. The first event begins today, September 6, 2011, and will feature Humanitas, and Michel-Schlumberger's event will begin September 13, 2011. Membership in Cellar Angels is free and available at

"When you meet Judd Wallenbrock, the founder of Humanitas, learn his history and see all he's accomplished, especially Humanitas, you are instantly moved to help," said Martin Cody, President of Cellar Angels. "He knows every facet of the wine industry from viticulture through production, distribution through sales and is an expert in hospitality. It was inevitable our paths would cross and we're honored to feature these wines for our members and both our charity partners."

Humanitas is a unique winery with a very compelling story. Simply, they make wine, sell it and give the profits to charity. First and foremost they are about the wines. All of the wines are born of personal inspiration and sourced from meticulously maintained vineyard blocks. Each Humanitas wine tells a story and when purchased allows both winery and consumers to do something good for the world.

"Humanitas was founded 10 years ago with a vision to make the world a better place through wine. Cellar Angels and Humanitas are like twins from a parallel universe - both out to help folks 'drink charitably,' one sip at a time," commented Judd Wallenbrock, Founder of Humanitas.

Beginning September 13, Cellar Angels will feature picturesque Michel-Schlumberger.

Cellar Angels works exclusively with Sonoma and Napa wineries to offer its members highly rated wines at a significant discount. Each week Cellar Angels members receive a private email alerting them to that week's offer. The email also provides tasting notes, a food-pairing recipe often provided by a guest chef and a custom behind-the-scenes video of the winemaker and winery.

In featuring Michel-Schlumberger, Cellar Angels members are gaining access to a truly unique terroir blessed winery. This winery's stunning topography and numerous microclimates produce exceptional Bordeaux-inspired wines with amazing finesse.  

"There is really no place on Earth quite like Michel-Schlumberger - a 100-acre, organically farmed benchland Estate nestled in a natural amphitheater high above Dry Creek Valley," said Wallenbrock. "It is off the beaten trail, but well worth the visit."  

The Cellar Angels blog, The Daily Flight, features wine tips, chef recipes, winemaker stories, wine reviews and is accessible to anyone:

About Cellar Angels

Based in Chicago, Cellar Angels was created by a compassionate group of wine lovers intent on changing the world. Our mission is simple: connect small, iconic, noteworthy and often family-run wineries to a larger audience, introduce wine lovers to incredible purchase opportunities offered exclusively to our members and provide assistance to a select group of charities. We love wine. We love introducing others to great wine and we love helping others. Cellar Angels provides an opportunity to accomplish all three.

About Humanitas

Humanitas was founded in 2001 by industry veteran Judd Wallenbrock with a simple vision to craft stunning wines honoring exceptional vineyards, and giving back to charity. Ten years later, the wines have been featured on national and regional TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, blogs, podcasts, and have been warmly embraced by wine lovers everywhere.

About Michel-Schlumberger

Michel-Schlumberger is regarded as one of the world's great wine estates, featuring 100 acres of organically farmed, benchland and hillside vineyards expressing the essence of Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County. The award-winning wines and exceptional tours and hospitality have been delighting visitors for 20 years, making it one of the most sought after experiences in any wine country.


Martin Cody

SOURCE Cellar Angels


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