HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dry Creek Vineyard announced today that it has been selected by the America's Cup Event Authority as the Official Wine of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series events in New York (May 7 & 8) and Chicago (June 11 & 12).
"The America's Cup represents the pinnacle of world-class yacht racing and we are thrilled to be selected as the Official Wine for the preliminary competitions, collectively known as the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series, held in New York and Chicago," said Kim Stare Wallace, President, Dry Creek Vineyard. "For more than 30 years, the sport of sailing has been an integral part of the Dry Creek Vineyard brand and having our wines poured during these events is both an honor and testament to our nautical heritage."
"With its longstanding track record for supporting the sport of sailing, and the nautical theme throughout its branding, selecting Dry Creek Vineyard as our Official Wine was a natural choice for the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series' U.S regattas," said Harvey Schiller, Commercial Commissioner, America's Cup Event Authority. "We are thrilled to have their wines poured in the hospitality lounges and spectator boats during the New York and Chicago races."
ABOUT DRY CREEK VINEYARD
Established in 1972, Dry Creek Vineyard is Dry Creek Valley's flagship winery located in the heart of Sonoma County, California. Named one of the top 100 wineries of 2015 by Wine & Spirits Magazine, the winery produces Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage blends as well as a handful of single vineyard selections. Kim Stare Wallace serves as President overseeing a successful family winemaking and grape growing business that includes 185 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards. To learn more visit www.drycreekvineyard.com. Connect with Dry Creek Vineyard on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ABOUT THE AMERICA'S CUP
The America's Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport, dating back to 1851, when the yacht America, after which the trophy is named, beat the best of the British fleet in a race around the Isle of Wight, U.K. The trophy won on that day was donated in trust through a Deed of Gift and has since become a symbol of immense achievement. In its 165-year history, only four countries have managed to win the America's Cup. The America's Cup is currently held by the Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco. The 35th America's Cup will be in June 2017 on the Great Sound of Bermuda. The first stage of competition for the 2017 trophy is the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series, a racing circuit that includes events in New York (May 7-8, 2016) and Chicago (June 11-12, 2016). To learn more visit americascup.com.