Fans of San Francisco Winery Vote to Benefit Local, National Charities through Sip&Give Campaign

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Bravium’s proprietor and winemaker Derek Rohlffs, who produces ultra-premium wines from many of California’s most notable appellations, recently announced charitable donations from his Sip&Give Campaign.

I am very pleased to help these important causes thanks to the success of Bravium’s wine sales

Bravium produces vineyard-designated Pinot Noir and chardonnay wines, the success of which allows Bravium to support its Sip&Give charities. Sip&Give’s founder Derek Rohlffs recently announced a gift of more than $10,000 in cash and wine to Sip&Give’s beneficiary charities.    

“I am very pleased to help these important causes thanks to the success of Bravium’s wine sales,” Rohlffs said in a recent interview. “Bravium’s wine production has doubled each of the past three years, and I have been fortunate that our customers continue to support Bravium and its artisan wines. I believe that we will build upon our recent growth, allowing me to substantially increase our gifting program in 2012-2013.”

Sales of all of Bravium’s wines, from its vineyard-designated pinot noir and chardonnay to its proprietary White Wedding wine and Lucky red wine, support the Sip&Give Campaign. Donations are made to each charity based upon the percentage of votes it receives at sipandgive.com. Last year's charities included SF Goodwill, International Multiple Myeloma Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Surfrider Foundation. Current beneficiary charities include Community Gatepath, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, and Slow Food USA.

Rohlffs gives credit for the campaign’s success to the customers of Bravium for their continued patronage and for voting for their favorite charities at sipandgive.com.

“Big thanks to all of Bravium’s wine customers. Your support and votes at sipandgive.com make this all possible,” Rohlffs said. “I appreciate your patronage very much, as do Sip&Give’s charity recipients.”

Located on Treasure Island in the heart of San Francisco Bay, overlooking Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, Bravium combines traditional and modern winemaking techniques, such as gravity moving wines and bottling its red wines unfined and unfiltered, producing wines that truly reflect their vineyard origins. Rohlffs chose the name Bravium (Latin for “reward, prize or gift”) to support and dovetail with the Sip&Give Campaign that he made a part of the winery’s DNA at its founding.

For more information about participating in Sip&Give, visit http://sipandgive.com.

For more information about Bravium wines or to buy wine from Bravium, call 650-207-8314 or visit http://wineshop.braviumwine.com. Learn more about winemaker Derek Rohlffs at bravium.com or visit the winery at 995 Ninth St., Treasure Island, San Francisco.

About Bravium

Proprietor and winemaker Derek Rohlffs created Bravium (Latin meaning “reward, prize, or gift”) while completing winemaking coursework at UC Davis, including its wine executive program. Bravium produces vineyard-designated pinot noir and chardonnay and also bottles artisan wines, featuring proprietary red and white wine blends, White Wedding and Lucky, as well as private label wines for casinos and celebrity chefs. Wines produced at Bravium’s San Francisco winery include the flagship Bravium Pinot Noir, Bravium Chardonnay and Bravium Rosé, as well as Carefree Pinot Grigio, Sunlight Chardonnay, Noiro Pinot Noir, Outlier Pinot Noir, Formidable Merlot, Summercloud Merlot, Ramblin’ Man Petite Sirah, Midnight Oil Syrah, Character Cabernet Sauvignon, High Stakes Cabernet Sauvignon and Sachem Cabernet Sauvignon. Bravium wines have received numerous accolades including San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and Shanghai International Wine Challenge awards. Bravium gives back to charitable organizations via its Sip&Give donation platform.

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