MEDFORD, OR--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2012) - Harry & David, America's iconic gourmet gifting curator, is excited to announce that it has established itself as a winery. The company will produce wine in its home state of Oregon, offering customers a selection of varieties throughout the year.
Partnering with winemaker Linda Donovan of Pallet Wine Company, Harry & David has developed an exclusive wine collection, utilizing grapes from the state of Oregon. With more than 20 years of winemaking experience, Donovan is a leader in the fast-growing Southern Oregon wine industry. Her ability to create distinctive, well-balanced wines and her patience with every phase of winemaking, from growing to bottling, was an ideal match for Harry & David.
Harry & David is offering an impressive portfolio of wines, featuring nine different varieties of wine, all made with Oregon grapes. The collection includes five charming red wines: Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, and Royal Crest Red, along with four elegant white wines: Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürtztraminer, and Chardonnay.
"We are very excited about producing our own collection of wine," said Craig Johnson, CEO of Harry & David. "We expect that this new venture will not only benefit the local wine community of Southern Oregon, but will also build awareness around Southern Oregon as a travel destination for wine connoisseurs."
Harry & David wines were produced from grapes grown in prime vineyards and cared for by experienced Oregon growers. Southern Oregon has near perfect climates with warm days and cool nights, allowing the grapes to flourish. Every wine is then bottled using specially designed labels, each with its own story and description.
Harry & David wines are available for purchase in the Country Village store located at 1314 Center Drive, Medford, OR, and the Woodburn store located at 1001 Arney Road, Woodburn, OR, with suggested retail prices ranging from $15 to $30. The company is also in the process of applying for the necessary permits to enable it, where allowed, to ship wine to its customers.
Harry & David is America's largest multi-channel marketer of gourmet premium fruit gifts, fine chocolates, baked goods, confections and home décor accessories. For the latest deals and specials from Harry & David, join our Facebook fan page, Facebook.com/HarryandDavid or visit www.harryanddavid.com.
About Harry & David
Nearly 80 years ago, Harry and David turned their extraordinary pears into the perfect holiday gift. You can still send around the world our Royal Riviera® Pears as well as many other fresh fruit of the highest quality, handpicked to our exacting standards in our 19 local orchards and others around the world. We make it easy to send gourmet favorites like our many flavors of Moose Munch® Popcorn, chocolate dipped pears, truffles and more, most of which is made in our own kitchens from recipes honed over time. We handpack all this yumminess in gift baskets and exclusively designed gift boxes, Many are even topped off with a hand tied bow. Then we ship our gifts to arrive on time, in perfect condition. Guaranteed! Through our stores, wholesale, catalogs and websites, gifts from Harry & David, and its brands Cushman's and Wolferman's, are designed for festive occasions, entertaining and self enjoyment throughout the year. Harry & David is a DBA of Harry and David, LLC. http://www.harryanddavid.com