Local winery owners plan to toast the city of Redlands' quasquicentennial with the release of two 125th anniversary wines.
Robin and Janet Harter, owners of State Street Winery, have a new 125th anniversary label merlot and soon plan to sell a sauvignon blanc in celebration of the city's birthday, according to a news release on the city's website.
The business owners plan to donate 10 percent of the proceeds from each bottle of the anniversary wine sold to the city's upcoming celebration, according to the city. The wine sells for $25 per bottle.
The wine, made with Washington grapes, gets bottled locally at the winery, located at 404 E. State St. Richard Pennington of Pennington Designs at 19 E. Citrus Ave. crafted the anniversary logo that decorates each bottle.
“This elegant ruby colored merlot features a rich, aromatic bouquet of fresh red cherries and toasted oak,” Janet Harter said in a news release.
Redlands was incorported in November 1888, officials said The city kicked off a yearlong celebration Dec. 1 with the Redlands Christmas Parade, which also was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Redlands. More events are planned throughout the year.
All of the events to take place are being paid for with donations, fundraising efforts, and revenue from the sale of sponsorships and commemorative merchandise, as no general fund money has been allocated, according to the city.
The Kiwanis Club of Redlands (noon), the University of Redlands, and Kaiser-Permanente have each donated $10,000. The Rotary Clubs of Redlands and American Medical Response each gave $5,000.
Any group or individual interested in participating as a sponsor of the 125th Anniversary celebration may contact Tommi Ng at (909) 798-7514, ext. 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.