2018 HelpCureHD Red Wine
Fess Parker Winery has created a limited edition custom bottling in support of HelpCureHD which will be sold throughout the 2023 holiday season.
The wine will be available for purchase beginning in November at fessparkerwineshop.com and all proceeds will be donated to HelpCureHD.
HelpCureHD is a non profit organization that aims to help improve the quality of life for those affected by Huntington’s disease by contributing financial, emotional, and mental support while trying to find the cure.
Huntington’s disease is a hereditary brain disorder with no current known cure. Over 40,000 people are suffering from Huntington’s disease in the United States alone. The disease causes a deterioration in nerve cells, making it difficult to complete everyday tasks- walking becomes difficult, cognition slows, and the individual becomes completely unable to care for themselves.
Fess Parker Winery chose to support the HelpCureHD organization because Winery President Tim Snider’s family has been affected by Huntington’s. Tim’s father, Gary Snider, passed away from complications of the disease earlier this year.
The artwork selected for the front of the HelpCureHD bottling is an original piece of work by artist Debra Frederick titled “Lifted.” The winery came across the art because it was originally submitted to an “Art for Causes” fundraiser that benefited HelpCureHD. Debra’s art can be found and purchased at https://www.debfredart.com/.
The HelpCureHD bottling is a re-release of the 2018 vintage of the very popular Fess Parker red blend “The Big Easy” (which received 93 points from Antonio Galloni’s Vinous). The wine is a blend of 57% Syrah, 24% Petite Sirah and 19% Grenache, the majority of which is grown on Rodney’s Vineyard on the Fess Parker Home Ranch.