Elk Creek Vineyards Introduces Kentucky Blue Box Wines

Patented, environmentally-friendly dispensers are perfect for March Madness parties.

Jan 08, 2010, 05:00 ET from Elk Creek Vineyards

OWENTON, Ky., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Elk Creek Vineyards' owner Curtis Sigretto executes a full-court press with his sports-inspired Kentucky Blue Box Wines. The boxes, which double as beverage dispensers and game surfaces, feature perforated pong hoops and field goals. A ping pong ball and mini football are included. Pre-order now for shipment in late January.

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Complexity meets simplicity

Seven complex Elk Creek varietals are "bottled" under the Kentucky Blue Box label. Concord; Vidal Blanc; Tailgate White; Tailgate Red and Sweet Mellow White retail are sold for $19.99. Elk Creek's Blue Box Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon retail at $29.99.

Boxes contain the equivalent of four bottles of wine. "We're pleased to model European traditions of serving premium wines in biodegradable packaging. But going 'green' isn't my only inspiration... I'm a 'True Blue' fan," Sigretto notes. Once tapped, the wine is guaranteed to remain fresh for up to 60 days.

Kentucky Blue Box pre-orders are accepted online. Product will be available at Elk Creek Vineyards' four retail locations (Florence Mall, Florence, Ky.; Mall St. Matthews, Louisville; Fayette Mall, Lexington and Lexington Center, adjacent to Rupp Arena). Kentucky Proud- Kentucky Blue Boxes can also be purchased at select Kentucky beverage stores. Elk Creek is unable to ship wine to PO boxes, APO addresses or to international destinations as well as the following states: AL, AK, AR, DE, IL, IA, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, UT and WI. Adult signature required.

Elk Creek Vineyards, nestled among the rolling hills of Kentucky in Owenton, was established in 2003. Located approximately one hour from Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati and two hours from Indianapolis, Elk Creek offers a wide choice of reds and whites that are produced and bottled on-site. The destination also features an art gallery, deli and B&B lodging. For more information, visit www.elkcreekvineyards.com

SOURCE Elk Creek Vineyards