Little Wings Wine Little Pink Moonbeams
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Region: Central Coast, California
Viticulture: Organic and Sustainable
Grape varieties: Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault
Little Wings Wine Little Pink Moonbeams is a bright, refreshing, fruit-forward rosé packed with watermelon, strawberries, and white pepper.
Song: Little Pink Houses by John Mellencamp
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About Little Wings Wine Little Pink Moonbeams
Little Wings Wine Little Pink Moonbeams is a bright, refreshing, fruit-forward Central Coast rosé packed with a nose of watermelon, strawberries, and hints of white pepper. The palate is a light, mineral-driven wine with predominantly candied fruits and a gorgeously long finish.
Enjoy Little Pink Moonbeams by the pool, on the beach, in the lake, or wherever you find yourself with good company. Pair it with fish or vegetable dishes – or pizza, or guac, or tacos, or whatever you feel like eating. This wine just wants to be your friend and doesn’t really care what you eat!
About Little Wings Wine
In February 2015, our daughter Mikaela was born prematurely at just 24 weeks gestational age at the University of Miami Holtz Children’s Hospital. She was immediately admitted into their incredible Level 3 NICU, where she received unbelievable care and attention for 11 days. Despite her incredible fighting spirit, and the round-the-clock efforts of the talented staff at Holtz, Mikaela passed away after 11 days.
The loss of our daughter left a deep hole in our hearts, and a need to find a way to honor her short, powerful, life.
In the summer of 2015, Jorge was speaking with winemaker Ian Brand, and the two conjured the idea of producing a premium wine in honor of Mikaela, with the purpose of raising funds to support future NICU babies and their families.
In the first years of the project, all profits were donated to The Project: Newborn; an incredible organization that serves as the fundraising arm for research at the Schatzi and Stanley Kassal NICU at the University of Miami’s Holtz Children’s Hospital. This team pioneers critical research that impacts premature babies around the world.
In 2019 we met an unbelievable team of nurses and physicians who recently created a program named NeoPals. This meeting touched our hearts in an unbelievable way, as the team was attempting to carry out work that resonated directly with our NICU experience. NeoPal works to facilitate communication between physicians and families, and what we call “normalize” the NICU experience; they provide families with NICU-approved onesies, schedule baby photos (because nobody with a NICU baby is thinking about photos), provide relevant books for family members, and beautiful heartbeat teddy bears that contain recordings of their child’s heartbeat. In the worst of cases, NeoPals provides materials to help grieve, coordinate support groups and grief counseling, and much more.
Once we met the NeoPals team, our goal became clear – support them in every way possible. Whether they need new teddy bears or books, printer ink, or tote bags for NICU families, we’re here to support them.
Every dollar in profit from the sale of all our wines is applied to this team’s needs. We run a very lean organization and rely on the help of many volunteers and supporters to maximize our profitability, and in turn, our support of NeoPals.
Thank you for being part of our journey, and directly supporting an incredible team that directly improves the lives of NICU babies and their loved ones.
Little Wings wines are produced by Ian Brand in his Salinas, CA facility, just east of Monterey Bay. As of Fall 2021, we produce two wines: our flagship single-vineyard Syrah, and our Central Coast rosé.
The following excerpt from Ian’s website succinctly summarizes his approach and what you can expect from these wines:
We are not in “wine country” nor do we have trophy wineries. This is farmland, desolate hills, and solitude. What we do is simple, without artifice, and we enjoy it.
All the fruit that goes into our wines is either organically, or at the very least, responsibly, and sustainably farmed. Ian takes environmental and sustainability issues very seriously and reflects this priority with his vineyard management and winemaking practices.