san francisco giants & mumm napa team up to launch two napa valley sparkling wines
Mumm Napa and the World Champion San Francisco Giants have teamed up to create two new Napa Valley sparkling wines. The new super-premium sparkling wines are licensed by Wine by Design, the official wine licensee for Major League Baseball Properties.
Championship Brut, a super-premium, limited edition bottling created to commemorate the Giants’ 2012 World Series Championship, and San Francisco Giants Brut Prestige are available at AT&T Park.
“Mumm Napa has been the celebratory sparkling wine of choice for both our 2010 and 2012 World Series Championships. We are pleased to extend this relationship with Mumm Napa to our fans in 2013, with the creation of these unique Giants wines,” said Mario Alioto, senior vice president, Giants business operations.
For sports collectors and wine aficionados, the Championship Brut ($125) is a onetime run, limited edition release of only 2,012 bottles created to celebrate the Giants’ 2012 World Series win. A prestige cuvée, or top bottling, the wine comes from specially selected lots from the winery’s best vineyards in the Napa Valley.
The Giants Brut Prestige ($27) will be more widely available throughout the baseball season. As the name suggests, this wine is a special bottling of Mumm Napa’s Brut Prestige, the winery’s quintessential Napa Valley sparkling wine. The Giants have had a long standing love for Brut Prestige: during last year’s playoff series and World Series Championship, they celebrated each series win with the wine and now it has become the official sparkling wine of the team.
“Mumm Napa and the San Francisco Giants is an ideal pairing,” said Ludovic Dervin, Mumm Napa’s winemaker (and an avid Giants fan.) “We’re both interested in celebrating life’s victories – whether they are on the baseball field, at the ballpark, or in your home – and hope that these new wines will bring that same feeling of victory and celebration to Giants and Mumm Napa fans alike.”
The partnership between Mumm Napa and the San Francisco Giants has expanded in more ways than one. Mumm Napa wines will be featured at tastings during select games, in the ballparkat special events throughout the season, and during team celebrations. Every Giants player will receive a bottle of the Championship Brut with a one-of-a-kind etched label featuring their number and name.