DUNDEE, N.Y. (July 13, 2016) – On July 21st, Glenora Wine Cellars will release a new wine called, “Chase’s Reserve,” which features Chase, the winery’s “spokespup,” and a proud survivor of Hurricane Katrina, on the label. A portion of each bottle sold will be donated to the Humane Society of the United States, in hopes that all dogs and cats can live happily ever after like Chase has.

Chase spent 23 days on the streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. After being rescued, he was brought to Florida where he was quarantined for 90 days with serious life and health issues before being adopted by his two legged family, the Pursae’s, in December 2005.

Chase’s owner Jeff Pursae, a native of Rochester now living in Florida, began visiting Glenora in the early 80’s with his parents. In 2011 Jeff discovered Glenora’s custom label program and began the “Chase’s Reserve” series, featuring Chase’s picture.

Over the years, with the advent of social media and a Facebook fan page for Chase  (created by Jeff, “Fur Love of the Pup”), Chase’s Reserve wine has generated a huge amount of excitement to the point where people ask for his wine at the winery.

Due to the popularity of Chase, his story, the custom labeled wine, and the desire to raise funds for the Humane Society, Glenora decided to officially create a new wine, “Chase’s Reserve,” to honor Chase and his incredible story. This wine is a semi-sweet, pleasant blend of red native grapes.

Along with the wine release, Glenora will host a Meet & Greet with Chase on Thursday, July 21st in the tasting room. Guests will have the chance to meet Chase and his family, taste Chase’s Reserve, and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres from 5:00-7:00 p.m. All are invited to attend.

A pioneer in the renaissance of the Finger Lakes wine industry, Glenora Wine Cellars has been producing award-winning, high-quality wines for over 35 years. In 1977 Glenora Wine Cellars was the first winery to open on Seneca Lake, in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes Wine Country. Today, in addition to the winery and tasting room, the beautifully-groomed 40-acre estate offers the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars, with 30 rooms overlooking the spectacular vineyards and Seneca Lake, and Veraisons Restaurant, offering gourmet, locally-sourced dishes. For more information, visit www.Glenora.com.

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