ARCHIE - Signed Limited Edition
Only 100 Limited Edition Bottles
Toast to a Legend
Few people exemplified the spirit of wine, food and art on the Central Coast more than philanthropist and bon vivant Archie McLaren. We bottled this tribute to Archie in his memory as a toast to his legendary positivism, charm, charity and good will.
A blend of 29% Syrah, 29% Grenache, 29% Mourvèdre and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, all sourced in Santa Barbara County. Powerful aromas of cherries, blueberries and cassis are accented by classic black pepper, and a hint of toasty oak. Only 100 limited edition bottles were produced, each hand-labeled with canvas lithographs, signed and numbered by artist James-Paul Brown.
Because he believed EVERYONE IS CREATED EQUAL, Archie McLaren donated $2 million to Southern Poverty Law Center before his passing. Therefore, we elected to donate 10% of of the sales of this wine to SPLC. Read more about this wonderful organization HERE - www.splcenter.org
By Libbie Agran
Archie McLaren is a legend – the man remembered for creating and sustaining the Central Coast Wine Classic, the region’s top event for more than three decades. The Wine Classic raised millions of dollars in philanthropic support for public radio station KCBX, the healing arts, performing arts, and studio arts in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Archie was a master at marketing and building a network of relationships to educate and elevate the California lifestyle, all while promoting California wines. His grace and charm made him unforgettable. Friendships can shape the lives of those with whom we have worked and played. Archie was a great friend and influence who profoundly shaped the history of the Central Coast.
Archie’s mission was to introduce the wine lovers, collectors as well as international winery owners, to the winemakers of the Central Coast. Archie believed that the wines of the Central Coast could hold their own against any wines in the world. He brought the Central Coast wines and winemakers to the attention of the media, worldwide collectors, wine critics, and international winemakers through the Central Coast Wine Classic’s wine auctions, barrel tastings, educational seminars, and winemakers dinners held at venues from Hearst Castle to local wine cellars. The Classic’s Wine Auction also incorporated lifestyle events like rare wine dinners and trips abroad with Archie as the host. These events expanded the Wine Classic experience throughout the 12 months following the auction – the participants partied all year long. No one else was creating this type of wine auction experience. Archie eventually developed a consulting practice and advised fundraising organizations from Washington DC to Hawaii on the “art of the wine auction.”
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