DuCard Vineyards Releases 2018 Shenandoah Wine


Jess Green, Director of Philanthropy
The Shenandoah National Park Trust
jgreen@snptrust.org – (434) 293-2728

Madison, VA – On Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2 PM, boutique Virginia winery DuCard Vineyards will officially release the second vintage of “Shenandoah,” a wine created specifically to support Shenandoah National Park, which borders the winery in Madison County, Virginia.  The release event is open to the public and the press.

The wine’s label depicts Whiteoak Canyon and Falls, just around the corner from DuCard, in the style of 1930’s era posters that were commissioned for the western National Parks.  DuCard has obtained the exclusive rights to use this iconic image from former park ranger and longtime enthusiast Doug Leen.

Again this year, DuCard will donate $1 per bottle sold to the Shenandoah National Park Trust (SNPT), the park’s nonprofit philanthropic partner.  DuCard will also provide specially signed and packaged bottles of the Shenandoah wine to the Trust in support of its fundraising activities.  “We love Shenandoah.  It’s right out our back door and the Trust does fantastic and important work, and we are pleased to be able to support it,” said Scott Elliff, owner of DuCard.

DuCard contributed over $1,000 from last year’s sold out vintage to the Trust.

Through a wide range of nonprofit programs and activities, the Trust helps ensure that Shenandoah National Park remains a crown jewel of the National Park Service, an economic driver for our region, and a national treasure for all to enjoy for generations to come.   Visit www.snptrust.org  to learn about the Trust’s work.

“Shenandoah” is a slightly sweet white wine consisting primarily of Traminette grapes from a partner grower in the Shenandoah Valley, and is a terrific refresher on the DuCard patio, overlooking Shenandoah National Park, after a hike at Whiteoak Canyon.

DuCard Vineyards wines are sold only at the Madison County tasting room, just north of Charlottesville, and by mail order (most states); they are not available in any retail locations. DuCard is the top rated local winery on Trip Advisor, has been named Virginia Green Winery of the Year, and has an extensive record of support for local nonprofit and community activities.  Visit www.ducardvineyards.com for more information.