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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Cleavage Creek Raising Funds for Breast Cancer Research

A new wine label from California's Napa Valley is dedicated to funding breast cancer research. Winemaker Budge Brown is introducing Cleavage Creek Winery with the pledge to donate 10 percent of gross sales to fight the disease.

The first Cleavage Creek wines will be released on Oct. 15. Brown lost his wife of 48 years, Arlene Brown, to breast cancer in 2005. He wants to use the label to focus efforts to find an end to the disease.

Cleavage Creek will release eight varietals, including a 2005 Reserve Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005 Reserve Napa Petite Sirah, 2005 Cabernet-Syrah, 2004 Merlot, 2004 Merlot-Syrah, and 2006 Reserve Chardonnay, all produced from grapes grown in Brown’s vineyards. A 2003 Secret Red and a 2006 Secret White complete the group. A total of 2,000 cases of wine to be available for sale in the first year. Each bottle of Cleavage Creek wine honors a breast cancer survivor with their picture on the label.

The wines will be priced in the $18 to $50 range and will initially be available for purchase via Internet and phone. You can get information on the wines at www.CleavageCreek.com.

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