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Adopt-a-Thon, Barbeque, and Wine Tasting at Whole Foods Market

September 26, 2015 from 11am - 2pm

Whole Foods Market & Margerum Wine Company Are Going To The Dogs...And Cats!!!

Background: Doug Margerum and Gina Cook (the wine specialist for Whole Foods) were tasting together a few  months ago, not long after Doug had lost his beloved dog, Patches. Margerum and Cook are doing a series of private label wines for Whole Foods.  As they were "patching together" a Pinot Noir blended with fruit from some of the best sites in Sta. Rita Hills AVA ( La Encantada Vineyards, Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, and Radian Vineyard ),  a Merlot blend from the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA and others they bantered about their pets, past and present and thought, "what can we do to help more cats and dogs find furever homes?"

Just like that, the idea to give a donation for each bottle sold from two of these new wines was formed.  $1.00 from every bottle sold of Rapporte (French for "fetch") Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills (retail $34.99) will be donated by Doug Margerum to Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, and $.50 cents from every bottle of Chaton Heureux Cuvee (French for "Cat, Happy Blend") Merlot blend (retail $19.99) will be donated to ASAP Cats. Both are volunteer-run rescue groups that work to save cats and dogs destined for euthanasia at the Santa Barbara county shelter.

The labels were designed with pets in mind and both the labels and the wines are stunning.

The wines will be available exclusively at select Whole Foods Markets from SLO to San Diego and at Doug Margerum's tasting rooms in El Paseo – downtown Santa Barbara.

But, wait, there's more!

Volunteers from CNWHs of Goleta and ASAP Cats of Santa Barbara will be here with pups and kittehs hoping to find humans to rescue, while our own David Moorman will be working his magic on the grill, grilling up hot dawgs to benefit cool cats and dogs!

Raffle: Prizes include dinner at the Wine Cask, Whole Foods Market gift cards and gift baskets, winery and brewery hats, Tshirts and other goodies!

Tickets can be obtained in several ways:

$5 CASH ONLY per ticket, 100% of ticket sales will be donated. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, September 12th at the Buzz Hive.

Buy a Dawg to Save a Dog- Purchase one of David’s Dawgs and receive a raffle ticket, too!
Feed The Homeless- Purchase a large bag of Whole Paws dry dog or cat food ($18.99) or a case of wet cat or dog canned food ($24), receive FIVE raffle tickets. All Whole Paws food will be donated to ASAP & CNWH

Drink Up For the Kits & Pups! Attend the beer & wine tasting events, $6 CASH ONLY, raffle ticket included with flight $5 will be donated to ASAP/CNWH! Flight times: Friday, 5:30-7:30pm, Saturday 11-2pm


100% of proceeds donated, winners need NOT be present to win!


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