noun | so·phi·sto·crat | \sə-ˈfis-tə-ˌkrat\
An individual who is highly developed and complex; believed to be the best of its kind
We would like to introduce the newest members of the Treleaven family – the Sophistocrats – a line made up of three sweet wines formerly known as the Saumon, Gilded Lily and Mystére. The update includes imaginative, playful labels of illustrated animals, as well as the SPCA branding on the foil capsule, with a portion of the purchase price being donated to the Tompkins County SPCA in their continuing work to advance the safety and well being of animals in the local area.
“We’re excited to introduce our distinctive new labels for our three sweet wines,” explained Lev Saltonstall, Treleaven Wines Vice President. “They are fun and light-hearted with shelf-popping colors, and hopefully they will resonate with consumers. We want people to not only enjoy the wines, but to want to learn more about the cause.”
The Saltonstall family has rescued their fair share of dogs, including current household member Maggie, which made choosing a local organization to support an easy decision.
“The SPCA of Tompkins County is profoundly grateful to be featured in this gorgeous array of wines from Treleaven Winery,” said Lynne Conway of the Tompkins County SPCA. “The exposure for our shelter, and the financial support this will bring, will help cover medical costs for the 2,000+ animals that come through our doors each year.”
Bottles with the new labels will be introduced to the market gradually, as the new vintages are released, and the full transition is expected to be complete by summer 2016. The first wine to be released with the new label is Bruno, formerly known as the Mystére.
8.0% RS | 11.7% ABV | Red Blend
Unleash your inner “Sherlock Nose” to solve the mystery of this sweet, red blend. You can guess the grapes all you want, but Bruno is sworn to secrecy.
⋅ Blackberries ⋅ Cloves ⋅ Cherry Danish ⋅ Cinnamon
9.0% RS | 12% ABV | Vidal Blanc
For anyone recovering from a case of the everydays, throw on those yoga pants and wind down with Charlie. This sweet white pairs perfectly with sunsets on the porch, romantic comedies and knitting.
⋅ Pink Grapefruit ⋅ Cantaloupe ⋅ Fresh Orange Blossom ⋅ Melon
10.0% RS | 11.8% ABV | Leon Millot & Vidal Blanc
The life of every party she attends, Jinx fits in anywhere and with all sorts of people! She suited for the sun and white sand beaches, book club or a relaxing night in with your best lady friends!
⋅ Honey ⋅ Tangerine Sorbet ⋅ Strawberry Creamsicle ⋅ Orange Zest
SPCA of Tompkins County
The Tompkins County SPCA, is a nonprofit no-kill shelter dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and overpopulation.
In 2004, it became the nation’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified animal shelter. Ten years later, the SPCA celebrated the Dorothy and Roy Park Pet Adoption Center’s 10-year anniversary by installing a large roof-mounted solar array to continue aligning the shelter’s sustainable, environmentally friendly mission.
Anyone who’d like to donate to the SPCA can make a secure online gift toward at spcaonline.com by clicking the “Donate Now” graphic, can mail a check to the SPCA at 1640 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, New York 14850, call 607-257-1822, or visit either the shelter or the SPCA Annex at the Shops at Ithaca Mall.
The Dorothy and Roy Park Pet Adoption Center, at 1640 Hanshaw Road, is open for adoptions every day except Wednesday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. The SPCA Annex at The Shops at Ithaca Mall is open Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.