Vineyard workers now offer their own Napa Valley union wines that Celebrate Justice
The UFW was founded in 1962 and is the nation’s first successful and largest farm workers union currently active in 10 states. Proceeds from the sale of Black Eagle Wines will help the UFW continue to organize and represent farm workers, protecting their wages and fighting for improved work conditions.
“Black Eagle Wines celebrates the success of our Movement in changing the lives of so many farm workers. But more importantly, it supports the UFW’s organizing work to change the lives of thousands more,” said Rodriguez. “There are tens of thousands of farm workers today who are denied any measure of human dignity. They labor under conditions that are worse than before Cesar Chavez began. It was Cesar’s dream to build a self-sustaining Farm Workers Movement. Black Eagle Wines will support that Movement.”
“It is our hope that at every political dinner, every union banquet, and every Latino community gathering, that people serve Black Eagle Wines,” said California Latino Caucus Chairman and Assemblymember Joe Coto (D-San Jose), who purchased the wine for the California Democratic Party Convention dinner. The Cesar E. Chavez Foundation has committed to serving Black Eagle Wines at its tribute dinners and fundraisers. We hope that everyone attending these events in the coming weeks will enjoy the inaugural serving of the wine.”
Starting on March 25, the Black Eagle Wines on-line store offers:
• 2007 Estate Sauvignon Blanc;
• 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon;
• 2000 Merlot; and,
• Commemorative wine glasses
Customers can join Black Eagle Wines and become a Contributing Member. With their support, they will help farm workers enjoy the fruits of their labor, and they will receive two cases of Black Eagle Wines each year.
“We invite people everywhere to visit the Black Eagle Wines web site at www.blackeaglewines.com, and we hope it will inspire others to support a Movement that celebrates justice and contributes to the tradition of giving farm workers the dignity of self-help and hard work,” said Rodriguez.