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Ruby Hill Winery
May 3, 2024 | Ruby Hill Winery

Cuvée Dray Update

     We recently welcomed the new vintage of our beloved Cuvée Dray into the tasting room! The estate-grown Bordeaux-style blend brings together 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Petit Verdot, and 20% Merlot in the 2021 vintage. A smooth and complex aroma offers notes of blackberry, ripe red fruit, and floral accents. The flavor profile exemplifies balanced mixed fruit in each sumptuous sip. Juicy, elegant, and cohesive on the palate, this wine has a nice tannin profile, silky texture, and a flavorful finish—this wine will hold up for years to come.

     Beyond its exceptional quality and flavor, Cuvée Dray is a passion project of our animal-loving winery. It is our celebration of all of the things that bring goodness and joy into our lives, especially our furry friends. For every bottle of Cuvée Dray sold, Ruby Hill donates $10 to Valley Humane Society to aid them in their mission to spread compassion and companionship through the love of animals. 

Valley Humane Society’s Work 

     Valley Humane Society (VHS) was founded right here in Pleasanton and has served people and pets in the Tri-Valley for over 30 years. With rigorous compassion aimed at increasing welfare and quality of life for every animal brought into their care, they serve with optimism, love, and integrity.  

"Valley Humane Society creates a brighter future for cats and dogs by encouraging and strengthening the bond between people and pets. VHS rescues and rehabilitates companion animals, champions responsible caretaking, shares pets’ soothing affections with people in need of comfort, and supports and preserves existing pet-guardian relationships." - VHS Mission Statement

The Partnership So Far

     Cuvée Dray is named for our beloved winery dog, Draymond. During the lockdowns of 2020, when we needed a way to look toward brighter days, a lot of us turned towards our pets for companionship and much-needed levity. With some extra time on our hands and renewed love for our furry friends, the idea for Cuvée Dray was born. Our Winemaker Jesse painstakingly crafted several blends with names inspired by our four-legged friend, and a label was designed based on a picture of Draymond as a puppy in the vineyard.

     The gorgeous wine and adorable bottle captured the palates and hearts of many. When this project started, our goal was to raise $20,000 for Valley Humane Society and their work to improve the lives of animals and the people who love them. Since this blend’s first release in August 2021, we have had the honor of donating more than $70,000 to Valley Humane Society, and we’re just getting started. We have set a goal of reaching $100,000 donated by the end of 2024! We can’t do it without you.

If you love people, pets, wine, or all of the above, we are delighted to offer you our Cuvée Dray.



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