Guests who attend Return to Freedom’s May 3rd, 2014 annual Wild Horses and Wild Flowers benefit will be the first to taste the new Horseplay wine by Morse Wines out of Fiddletown, CA. “Three of our 2011 Sierra Foothills estate grown grape varietals, Mourvedre, Barbera, and Montepulciano are playfully blended in a wine that captures the spirit of the American horse and horseman.” Said Rob Morse of Morse Wines.
Return to Freedom Founder Neda DeMayo commented “Every year in the spring, we release our herds from their winter holding paddocks. It is a celebratory and magical event that honors freedom, playfulness, and community. The release of the Horseplay label is a great compliment to our event and the perfect way to highlight the collaboration between Return to Freedom, Morse Wines and Donna Bernstein. It is this kind of partnership and community that is needed to preserve what remains of our wildlife and wilderness areas.”
The label was inspired by Artist Donna Bernstein’s Into The Light painting, an homage to the plight of America’s wild horses and the efforts to save them. “Into the Light expresses the magnificent energy of our American Mustang, and I am honored to join with Morse Wines in supporting Return to Freedom on their behalf.”
The original painting, Into the Light, will be featured in Return to Freedom’s silent auction at the May 3rd event, along with a case of Morse wines, signed by the winemaker.
The Horseplay label will be available for sale to the public via the Morse Wines website after May 3rd. 15% of all sales will be donated to Return to Freedom.