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Holiday Gift Package From Kendall-Jackson Winery Features Adoption of Barn Owl Nesting Boxes

December 5, 2008

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Family-owned Kendall-Jackson
Winery today announced a limited “green” holiday gift that offers an
opportunity to adopt a wooden barn owl nesting box located on
Kendall-Jackson’s Hawkeye Mountain. The gift package includes wines made from
grapes grown in the same vineyards the barn owls guard.

Kendall-Jackson partnered with Marin-based non-profit Hungry Owl Project
(hungryowl.org) to craft 100 boxes made from recycled and donated materials.
Hungry Owl nesting boxes were made as a community project by school students,
Hungry Owl Project volunteers, Eagle Scouts and retired individuals.

“The barn owl nesting boxes are a natural solution to pest management in
the vineyard. This project reflects our commitment to follow sustainable
practices in vineyard management and winemaking,” said Robert Boller, vice
president of Sustainability for Kendall-Jackson.

“The Hungry Owl Project is proud to support Kendall-Jackson in its
sustainable approach to grape growing. By installing barn owl nesting boxes in
the estate vineyards, we hope to attract more barn owls. These amazing little
hunters can consume thousands of rodents a year,” said Hungry Owl Project
Program Director Alex Godbe.

The Kendall-Jackson Owl Box Gift features a year-long adoption of one of
the barn owl nesting boxes. Owl activity will be monitored in the boxes over
the following year and each box sponsor will be provided with a report at the
end of that period detailing information such as the number of baby owls born
in the box and other interesting owl activity at the site. The gift package
also includes one bottle of Kendall-Jackson Highland Estates Hawkeye Mountain
Cabernet Sauvignon produced entirely with grapes grown on Hawkeye Mountain, as
well as one bottle each of Kendall-Jackson’s Vintner’s Reserve and Grand
Reserve cabernet sauvignons, of which a portion of the grapes are sourced from
this unique vineyard site. A signed, limited edition watercolor print of the
Hungry Owl Project wildlife ambassador, painted by Hungry Owl Project
volunteer Mary Blake completes this extraordinary package.

The gift package is $500 and only 100 are available. They can be purchased
at kj.com/holiday or at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Center.

The Hungry Owl Project is a program of Wildlife and is dedicated to
education and wildlife conservation and to finding natural alternatives to
toxic pesticides. They seek solutions that will sustain a safe, healthy
environment for wildlife and humans alike. Kendall-Jackson will be supporting
the Hungry Owl Project with donations throughout this holiday season.

Kendall-Jackson Winery has been crafting quality wines for nearly three
decades. To find where to purchase Kendall-Jackson wines locally, consumers
can visit kj.com. The Kendall-Jackson Wine Center offers wine tastings,
reserve wine and food pairings, and garden tours daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Wine Center is located at 5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa, California. For
more information call 707.571.8100 or 866.287.9818.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081205/AQF010)

Photo Caption: Kendall-Jackson Owl Box Gift. The owl pictured is the
wildlife ambassador for the non-profit Hungry Owl Project and it, as well as
the barn owl nesting box, is not included in the gift package. Print by Mary
Blake
. (Alan Campbell Productions)

SOURCE Kendall-Jackson Winery


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