“At Relay Wines we plan to pass the baton to a better tomorrow. For our planet and everyone.”
Winery operates from 100% renewable energy
Careful considerations were made in selecting the paper and inks for this wine box
and we are dedicated to being a force for good in the world."
At Relay Wines, we pursue sustainable farming by working with grape growers from different origins around the world to convert their farm practices to Certified Sustainable Farming. We have partnered with growers from the New World wine origins of fame for quality and preservation of the land: California and Chile. Together we are partnering officially certifying their grape growing ranches as Sustainable farmed land. At Relay Wines, we plan to pass the baton to a better tomorrow, for our planet and for everyone. Join us.
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Our Grape Growers
Agents for change among wineries, we’re inspiring new paradigms to preserve our planet for those who’ll inherit it: We facilitate grape growers’ transition to sustainable farming, broker ethical relationships with our suppliers, eliminate waste from our operations and incorporate green practices every step of the way. Our company is CarbonNeutral® and our winery runs on 100% renewable energy. We think it’s the right way to do things.
THE EHRKE FAMILY: THREE GENERATIONS OF FARMING
For the Ehrke family, tending the land is a generational craft. Three generations, to be exact. The family has farmed crops —everything from wheat to tomatoes and now wine grapes— on the same site in California’s Sacramento Valley.
The Ehrke family’s foray into sustainable grape growing began in 1981. More than 35 years later, the family grows all of the fruit for our Relay Chardonnay. Warm summers, tempered by cooling delta breezes, make the Ehrke’s Sacramento Valley vineyard ideal for growing Chardonnay grapes with vibrant ﬂavors.
Our shared commitment to sustainable farming has turned a longstanding partnership into a force for good.
THE GUETTNER FAMILY: THE ART OF DISCOVERY
Near the soaring Andes Mountains lies a special vineyard in the Colchagua Valley of Chile.
The Guettner family planted the site to wine grapes in 1993 and today grows all of the fruit for our Relay Cabernet Sauvignon. The son of a German immigrant who became a farmer in the Itata Region of Chile, Sergio Guettner is equally passionate about grape growing and traveling.
In addition to visiting fascinating locales throughout Central America and Europe, the Guettner family has explored Chile from its most northern edge to its most southern edge. Back in the Colchagua Valley, the family’s vineyard is ideal for growing rich, ﬂavorful Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes hang on the trellis long after harvest begins each fall. Patience becomes a duty, not a virtue, as we wait for the grapes to ripen.
Cabernet Sauvignon reminds us to slow down and wait for nature to unlock her secrets. So we relax and enjoy this wine full of black cherry flavors, a hint of chocolate and aromas of vanilla and spice and match with chops and steaks.
Patience is truly rewarded.
With each new vintage, we recall why we enjoy making wine. Starting fresh each spring energizes us. This is a wine with a medium body, full of easy-to-drink flavors of apple, pear and tropical fruits.
So when the day is done, relax and refresh with good friends around Relay Chardonnay. This wine is always invited.
Perfect with most fish dishes and white meats like chicken or pork.