BraviumMontageBravium Winery’s proprietor and winemaker Derek Rohlffs announced more than $15,000 in cash and wine donations to charities from his Sip&Give campaign. Sip&Give gives wine lovers the power to do good. Put simply, you sip and they give. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all Bravium and artisan wines – from its vineyard-designated pinot noir and chardonnay to its proprietary White Wedding white wine and Lucky red wine – fund Sip&Give. Donations are made to each charity based upon the percentage of votes it receives at Current Sip&Give beneficiary charities include the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, Community Gatepath, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Peninsula Humane Society, and Slow Food USA.

Derek Rohlffs, Bravium Winery Proprietor/Winemaker

“I am very happy that these important causes continue to benefit thanks to Bravium’s success. I am also gratified that this year’s donations are 50-percent higher than last year’s. Sip&Give is Bravium Winery’s reason for being and I really appreciate Wine helping spread the word about my charitable giving campaign.”

Sip and Give Winemaker picRohlffs chose the name Bravium (Latin for “reward, prize or gift”) to dovetail with the Sip&Give campaign that he made a part of the winery’s DNA at its founding. Bravium is located on Treasure Island in the heart of San Francisco Bay, overlooking Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Traditional winemaking techniques are employed: native yeast initiate fermentations, wines are moved around the winery by gravity, and red wines being are bottled unfined and unfiltered. The resulting wines truly reflect their origins: cool-climate vineyards located in the Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa and Carneros appellations.

Bravium’s increasing wine production and sales are driving the 50-percent year-over-year growth of the Sip&Give campaign. Lucky and White Wedding are, respectively, the No. 1 and No. 2 “Most Popular” boutique red and white wines on, and they are featured as “Bestselling Wines” and “Top Wines Under $25” on Wine Market. Bravium has also doubled its pinot noir production each of the past three years, recently bottling seven vineyard-designated wines from the 2011 vintage.

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