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Glenora to release second wine in ‘SpokesPup’ series to raise funds for local animal charities

On July 26th, Glenora Wine Cellars will release a new wine called, “GG’s Reserve,” which will join “Chase’s Reserve” in their SpokesPup series. GG’s Reserve is a semi-sweet white blend featuring GG, the winery’s second SpokesPup, and a rescue pup from rural Georgia, on the label. A portion of each bottle sold will be donated to local animal charities across the United States, starting with Suncoast Animal League in Florida.

GG was rescued and adopted by the same great family in Florida that rescued our first SpokesPup, Hurricane Katrina survivor Chase. Physically & emotionally scarred and seemingly abused, GG was found in a rural Georgia construction dumpster in September 2015 trying to get food for her pups. She languished there in a rescue shelter until January 2017 when she was re-rescued by Suncoast Animal League and brought to Florida where she was adopted sight unseen.

GG and 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, Chase’s Reserve wine generated a huge amount of excitement to the point where people would ask for it at the winery, ultimately leading to Glenora’s decision in 2016 to officially create Chase’s Reserve, a semi-sweet blend of red native grapes, to honor Chase and his incredible story and to raise funds for the Humane Society of the United States.

Chase’s Reserve was an instant success and continues to be a top selling wine for Glenora. To date, over $4,000 has been donated to the Humane Society in Chase’s honor. Sadly, Chase crossed the rainbow bridge in October of 2016, but his legacy lives on through his wine and the continuation of the SpokesPup series.

Along with release of GG’s Reserve, Glenora will host a Meet & Greet with GG, as they did with Chase, on Thursday, July 26th in the tasting room. Guests will have the chance to meet GG and her family, taste GG’s Reserve, and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres from 5PM – 7PM. All are invited to attend.

A pioneer in the renaissance of the Finger Lakes wine industry, Glenora Wine Cellars has been producing award-winning wines for over 35 years. In 1977 Glenora Wine Cellars was the first winery to open on Seneca Lake. 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