Golden Triangle, March 2007: What could designer shoes, a highly rated boutique wine and Asian Elephants possibly have in common? The answer is a lot if you ask Napa Valley vintners, Carolyn and Perry Butler.
When Carolyn and Perry visited Four Seasons Tented Camp last fall they immediately fell in love with the resident adopted elephants and were looking for ways to contribute to the Camp's charity project. The Tented Camp forms one part of the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant foundation (GTAEF) which aims to rescue elephants off the streets of Thailand and provide them with a humane and natural environment in the jungles of the Golden Triangle.
'Carolyn and I watched a mother elephant and her baby weaving in and out of traffic on the streets of Bangkok with their mahout begging for money so they could all eat .The Elephants were under nourished and stressed. We could not stand to see these gentle giants and their families in such poverty .We decided to help, getting them all off the street and to a camp where they would be treated with respect and love.' Perry said.
Not satisfied with a straight forward donation, Perry decided to introduce a special Juslyn Vineyard 'Rescue' label in support of the Foundation. The 2008 "Rescue" is a rich blend of 46% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Petit Verdot from our Spring Mountain Estate. Only 140 cases were produced, 100% of sales profits will benefit GTAEF.
The wine can be ordered directly through Juslyn Vineyards on www.juslynvineyards.com
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or telephone 707.265.1804.
For information about the elephant rescue programs in Northern Thailand please visit www.elephantfamily.org
or contact John Roberts at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Trianglejroberts@minornet.comView an interview with Perry Butler about the Asian Elephants