Plant a Tree with Tangley Oaks, Arbor Day Foundation

Mar 02, 2009, 13:07 ET from Terlato Wines International

Classic wines, classic cause make doing a good thing simple and tasty

NAPA, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that over a 50-year lifetime, one tree will generate $31,250 worth of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycle $37,500 worth of water and control $31,250 worth of soil erosion?

These facts, provided by the Arbor Day Foundation, are just some of the reasons why Tangley Oaks, the California winery that brings together the best grapes from the state's finest appellations, is working with the Foundation to make it deliciously easy for you to plant a tree.

Tangley Oaks announced today it will plant a tree for each bottle of the wine sold on Arbor Day, April 24. So a tree gets planted and your hands don't even dirty - unless you count that drop of Tangley Oaks Napa Valley Merlot that dribbled on them. In addition, on Arbor Day, Tangley Oaks will hold complimentary wine tastings at retail locations around the country. Consumers will have the chance to taste how Tangley Oaks creates luxury-quality wines that can be appreciated every day, and up to 2,500 saplings will be given free to participants to plant on their own.

"The trees that Tangley Oaks is planting will make a wonderful impact in the world," said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. "By planting and distributing trees around the country, Tangley Oaks is helping to create a healthier planet. Trees clean the air, clean waterways, provide habitat for wildlife and provide shade for everyone to enjoy."

The Arbor Day activities by Tangley Oaks are part of a larger relationship between the winery and the Arbor Day Foundation, the nonprofit organization that inspires people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. Over the course of the next year, Tangley Oaks will devote a percentage of its profits to planting up to 10,000 trees through the Arbor Day Foundation.

The initiatives were inspired by Tangley Oaks consumers' shared concern for the environment and their desire to make a positive contribution - and are a celebration of the winery's own connection to trees. Like the great oaks that dot the hills surrounding California's great wine valleys, Tangley Oaks wines represent an enduring legacy in California, matching classic vine varieties to regions recognized for their unique ability to birth fine wine.

For decades, Napa Valley has been a premier appellation for the Bordeaux varieties. Its climate and soil offer ideal conditions to produce high-quality fruit, and the Tangley Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot both show classic Napa power and grace. Santa Barbara County holds the same prestige when it comes to producing Chardonnay. Cool ocean breezes channeled into the county's east-west valleys produce fruit that is comparable to the best of Burgundy. Tangley Oaks Chardonnay is marked by its crisp acidity and an elegance that is widely embraced among white wine enthusiasts.

Terlato Wines International has a global portfolio of 50 brands from a host of world-class wine producers and presently markets more than one out of eight bottles of wine over $14 sold in America. Terlato, with more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world, is the flagship company of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company of several independent businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family, the Group also includes the family's winery investments and partnerships in some of the world's most esteemed wine regions, including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; the Rhône Valley in France; Somontano, Spain and Montalcino, Italy.

The Terlato Wines International portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Brandlin, Chimney Rock, Cuvaison Estate Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks, Terlato Family Vineyards and Two Hands - Napa Valley; Sonoma County: Alderbrook, Hanna, Rochioli and Terlato Family Vineyards; Santa Barbara County: Sanford and Tangley Oaks; California Appellation: Glass Mountain and Seven Daughters; Oregon: Sokol Blosser; Italy: Baglio di Pianetto, Ca' del Bosco, Ca' Marcanda (Gaja Toscana), Florio Martinez Marsala, Gaja, Il Poggione, Kettmeir, MAZZONI (Toscana), Santa Margherita, Tiramisu, Torresella and Distillatori Nonino (Grappa); France: Champagne Bollinger, M. Chapoutier, Chateau des Laurets (Rothschild), Domaine Chanson, Josmeyer, Langlois-Chateau and Mischief and Mayhem; Australia: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, Domaine Tournon and Two Hands; Argentina: Tamari; Canada: Peller Estates Icewine; Greece: Boutari; New Zealand: Wairau River; South Africa: Cirrus, Guardian Peak, Engelbrecht-Els, Ernie Els Signature and Rust En Vrede; Spain: Olvena; Switzerland: Xellent Swiss Vodka.; Japan: Shimizu-No-Mai Sake.

About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at

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