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Team Jarhead at The Marine Corps Marathon

Friday, October 28th, 2011

We are excited to announce that Team Jarhead’s 23 runners have raised more than $40,000 for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF) for the annual Marine Corps Marathon this Sunday, October 30 in Washington D.C.

In total, the larger marathon team supporting the MCSF has raised more than $145,000 for this year’s event, a new record for the organization. This will allow the MCSF to provide nearly 50 scholarships next year.

According to marathon organizers, “Thirty-thousand registered participants will embark on the 26.2-mile journey in the 36th MCM starting at 8 a.m., with live 90-minutes of coverage beginning on Comcast SportsNet at 7 a.m. The MCM promises a spectacular start with international flags from 54 different nations, the supersonic flyover of F/A-18 Hornet attack fighter jets and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters, and the firing of the M2A1 Howitzer.”

In its long history, the Marine Corps Marathon has not only made a name for itself in sheer size as the fifth largest U.S. Marathon, but stands as the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.”

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A Fish Tale Starring Jarhead Red

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Our thanks go out to Chris and Deirdre Heimer, who shared the accompanying photo and feedback from their recent annual Fish Fry BBQ:

“Thought you might enjoy a couple photos of your wine featured at our annual Fish Fry (really a BBQ).  The 200 guests enjoyed your wine, and its story.  Jarhead Red does go well with salmon!”

Look at that menu! Ahi, salmon, lentil salad, black bean mango salsa…No wonder 200 people showed up.

A Hearty Welcome Home

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

At Jarhead Wine Company, we are always grateful to receive feedback and stories from the field. We file these under Letters to Jarhead. Here is the latest:

Hi, Adam:

I hope this email finds you well. I did not have the chance to speak with you April when I was doing the educational meetings.

After the meeting at Curtis, I ordered two cases of Jarhead Red. The purpose of the order was to eventually welcome home my Marine son-in-law and his men from, what would hopefully be, a successful mission in Afghanistan. He is a Sergeant with 2/8, Fox Company, out of Camp Lejeune. He and his guys returned home on August 6th, after seven long months in Marjah province.

While a little beaten up and bruised (stepped on a small land mine in February and broke an ankle in July), and mourning the loss of a few good men who didn’t make it back, he and his fellow Marines were very grateful to be home, and in good spirits.

I knew that he and my daughter were planning a welcome home party for his guys and their respective wives, significant others, and families. My wife and I were more than happy to provide a little token of our appreciation for their service to our country. I have been told that they enjoyed the wine immensely, even out of plastic cups.

I never told Dan what I had gotten him, but told him that I had something special for him and his guys when they got home. While I am sure it was not as special as the gift of seeing his wife and 15 month old daughter, I know he appreciated it.

All the best to you and Ruben. I appreciate the mission behind the sales of the wine, and thank you both for your service.

All the best.

Christopher M. Guanciale

Cruising for A Cause

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Randy and son Cody with Marine Family

We would like to give a shout-out to Randy and Ginger Clark, who recently orchestrated a Military Appreciation event at Marine Corps Air Station, New River, Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville, NC.

This unique event doubled as an antique boat show, “to bring people together with a common interest in historic, antique and classic boats, sharing fellowship, information, experience and exchange of ideas.”

We were honored to donate six magnums of Jarhead Red to the event. In Ginger’s recap, she wrote, “We held our ‘Pot Luck’ auction where the boaters had brought in an item to be put for auction.  We had a vintage wooden slalom ski, handmade crafts, decorative items, two large seascape framed prints, tools, bags, boat glassware, a Chris-Craft advertisement signed by Chris Smith and six magnum bottles of Jarhead Red wine which had been part of a donation to us by Curtis Winery, which also included T-shirts and ball caps! Jarhead Red is a wine made for Marines by Marines, with portions of the proceeds going to a scholarship fund for the children of fallen Marines…We collected over $700 dollars for Wounded Warriors – OoRAH.”

You can read Ginger’s full story about the event on Thanks to the Clarks for their support of our military!

A Wall of Jarhead Red at Henderson Hall

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Here’s a shot of a Jarhead Red end cap from the store at the USMC’s Henderson Hall installation in Virginia. Looks like they’ll be well stocked for summer barbecues!

Thanks to our sales team and friends out there for supporting Jarhead Red and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

A Family of Marines

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Sometimes we get motivating feedback that we are inspired to share. On that note, here is a note we just received from a customer named Rae:

Had to send a note your way and say thank you so much for what you do. I have seen the results of efforts 1st hand and need to let you know the impact you and your wine have had on my family. First a little hisory. My father was a Marine, my brother is a Marine and I am a Marine. I recieved an honorable discharge to raise my family as my former husband was in the Corps and with both of us serving, it was no place to raise a family. My father received a medical discharge after they found out that he was hit in the head with a javelin when he was young and now has issues with one leg and is missing a portion of his skull (He lied to get in the Corps). And my older brother just returned from his tour in Afghanistan and is MGySgt with 28 years in. OORAH!!

So with that all said – SEMPER FI and now how you and your wine have helped us. My niece Katie DeYott has recieved the Marine Corp Scholorship twice now and has gone to Washington and spoken at various events promoting the opportunities that are now afforded her. She even met the Commandant. Without your support this scholarship may not be available. She has grown into such a beautiful an amazing young woman and I am so blessed. By doing what you do – whether it is a marathon, donating to a community function, or selling a bottle of wine – you support her and I appreciate that. Thank you. God Bless and Semper Fi.

Thank you, Rae!

The Ride for Semper Fi

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

We’d like to give a shout out to our friends at The Ride for Semper Fi, a 430-mile cycling adventure that begins in Phoenix on October 13 and concludes three days later in San Diego.

The goal is to raise $177,500 for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund by the time the cyclists end the ride at Sea World on Oct. 16. In their words: “We are not professional athletes or career fundraisers, but we are people who want to give back to those Marines who have sacrificed so much of themselves in order to fight for our country.” For more information, visit the Ride for Semper Fi web site.

During a recent market trip to Arizona, we met one of the riders, Joshua Aylesworth. He invited us to donate some wine for the ride’s upcoming fundraising event on October 2, and we obliged, of course. We wish Joshua and all of his fellow riders happy trails as they pedal west for a great cause!

Strong as Its Namesake

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The bottle of Jarhead Red didn't breakThanks to Dan Murray, friend of Jarhead Wine Company, for sending us the following note and accompanying photo in the wake of the recent earthquake near the border:

“I’m writing from my hootch in El Centro, CA. We got hit pretty hard with that 7.2 earthquake. My house was pretty trashed, but a bottle of Jarhead Red that a fellow Marine gave me fell five feet and landed on a tile floor, and did not break! A lot of other stuff broke, but your bottle survived.  I took a picture when we first walked in the house.  Semper Fidelis!”