The Perfect Match Collection Is Here!
A portion of proceeds support the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative
At Teneral Cellars, we’re passionate about using wine to create a more equitable world for all women. Our newest collection, The Perfect Match, celebrates 50 years of Title IX and envisions the next 50 years of this revolutionary equality bill. Legal bills that protect fundamental human rights serve as a means of protection for people who may face abuse or neglect because of their gender, sexuality, or race.
The accomplishments of athletes like Billie Jean King have shown us that profound social change is possible through unlikely outlets—like sports, or wine! This is why we’re donating a portion of every sale from The Perfect Match collection to both the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation.
There’s Always Something to Champion
Teneral Cellars believes there’s always something to champion: A courageous athlete. A team of collaborators making strides together. Equity.
When we think about the next 50 years of gender equality, we think about all the athletes breaking barriers and creating disruption and change within their sports. We think of people standing up for mental health, like Naomi Osaka, and trans athletes like Laurel Hubbard who push for a more inclusive sports industry.
Our winery champions a sports world that embraces inclusivity in every sense, including ability, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, and language. Trans and gender non-conforming athletes inspire us daily, reminding us that we’re at our best when we are living authentically and standing up for our values.
This is why we’re donating $5 from every bottle of All In Zinfandel from The Perfect Match collection to the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative. Founded in 2014 by sports champions and social activists Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative aims to create a world where workplaces are free of discrimination and inequality. The Initiative “challenges the ways differences are seen, and encourages companies, corporations and individuals to embrace those with diverse personalities and lifestyles for the positive and unique contributions they bring to the workforce.”
“The Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative is proud to partner with Teneral Cellars and use our collective platforms to advocate for equal rights and opportunities for everyone. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, we are reminded that while progress has been made, there is more work to do.” ~ Billie Jean King
On top of this, we’re donating an additional 5 percent of profits from the collection to the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation to support our scholarship fund for women in wine. Only ten percent of winemakers are women, and female sommeliers make only 70 cents for every dollar that their male counterparts earn! This scholarship fund helps disrupt gender inequality by funding scholarship opportunities that advance the careers of women—especially women of color, who are significantly under-represented in the winemaking industry.
The Wines of the Collection
The Perfect Match collection features three wines: a Zinfandel, Tempranillo, and Rosé.
From Master Sommelier, Emily Wines, we present the tasting notes for the collection:
All In Zinfandel, Sierra Foothills, California
A touch of extra bottle age makes for a complex wine that bursts with all the classic Zinfandel flavors. Sun-sweet black cherries, smoked plum, and boysenberry pie flavors are contrasted by cola, tootsie roll, and dark chocolate. Elegant oak notes of baking spice and vanilla show strong on the finish of this rich, mouth-filling wine. It’s the perfect go-to red wine for your Summer barbecue.
Five dollars from every bottle sold goes to the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative!
2020 Tempranillo, Fair Play, California
Generous red and black fruits abound in this classic Spanish varietal. Stewed plums, sun-warmed raspberries, and the juiciest of cherries contrast with dusty dark cocoa, mushroom, and vanilla. On the palate, the wine is plump, lush, and mouth-filling with dense, firm tannins that are both firm and velvety. We’re so proud that our Tempranillo was a Silver Award Winner at the 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!
2021 Rosé, Sierra Foothills, California
Bright and fresh, this Provence style Rose is packed with strawberry, watermelon and hibiscus flavors. A little skin contact during winemaking gives the wine a pleasant hint of tannins. The velvety texture is matched with mouthwatering acidity and a long, fruit-laden finish.
When you purchase Teneral Cellars wines, you’re championing a more equitable world. A world where all athletes feel included in their sports industry. A world where all women feel empowered, regardless of their gender or race.
We hope you’ll join us on our journey to champion equity and use wine as a conduit for change.