salmon-safe-thumbnailBack in 2007, Novelty Hill’s estate vineyard, Stillwater Creek, became the first “Salmon Safe” vineyard in the Columbia Valley.  The designation recognizes vineyards for environmental practices that help protect water quality and habitat for fish and wildlife, particularly native Northwest salmon.

Over the last decade, the program has grown as Seattle’s NBC affiliate KING-TV- reported in a story about Salmon Safe vineyards this month.  Today, more than 240 vineyards in Washington and Oregon are certified Salmon Safe.

Novelty Hill-Januik’s commitment to Salmon Safe extends beyond the vineyard to the tasting room.  Once again this year, the winery is donating $2 to Salmon Safe for every bottle of Spring Run Rosé sold at the winery or online.  A limited supply of this seasonal favorite is available now for $16 a bottle.  Made exclusively from grapes grown at Stillwater Creek, the 2015 Spring Run Rosé is a blend of is 46% Syrah, 28% Mourvèdre and 26% Grenache.  This is a lively, vibrant wine with fresh cherry and wild berry aromas and flavors that linger across a bright, balanced finish.  So when you hoist a glass, not only can you feel good about your purchase supporting care of the environment, your taste buds are in for a treat too.