Sunday, December 6, 2015

5 Reasons to Choose the BCR Charity Wine for Your Holiday Meals

From our friends at the Boulder Crest Retreat...

Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness Benefits When People Choose the BCR Wine from Tackitt Family Vineyards

Americans love to drink wine, especially with their holiday meals. In fact, the Wine Institute reports that last year, wine consumption in the U.S. reached 893 million gallons, which equals around 2.8 gallons per resident. While many people are unsure which kind of wine to serve with their holiday meals, their choice may be easier to make if they know the purchase helps to provide support to a charity.

“It’s a great combination that people can enjoy a drink that they love, while at the same time help the veterans who have fought to keep our country free,” explains Ken Falke, chairman and founder of Boulder Crest Retreat (BCR.) “We are grateful to team up with Tackitt Family Vineyards to offer a great tasting charity wine that also supports a great cause.”

For those new to charity wines, here are 5 reasons to choose BCR cabernet sauvignon for your next holiday meal:

Support a great cause. Choosing BCR wine means that you will be supporting a cause and enjoying a great wine. All proceeds of the Boulder Crest Retreat wine from Tackitt Family Vineyards goes to help wounded and recovering combat veterans.

Conversation starter. Having a charity wine on your holiday table is a great way to get conversations started. People see the wine label, are interested in the cause that it supports, and it opens the door to a great discussion. This makes it even more enticing to take to a dinner party with you when you may not know the people very well who will be there. You have an instant ice breaker.

Make a statement. Having the BCR wine on your table makes a statement of your support. When it comes to the Boulder Crest Retreat charity wine, people will see and appreciate the fact that you are supporting our combat veterans.

Enjoy the taste. Boulder Crest Retreat wine delivers a great taste and puts the finishing touches on a special holiday or party meal. You get the great taste, and supporting a great cause at the same time.
Encourage others. Many people don’t like to purchase a wine if they haven’t tasted it before. When you serve BCR wine, you will be introducing it to others and inspiring them to make the purchase, thus increasing the support to this great cause.

“Our Boulder Crest Retreat charity wine not only tastes great, but we are proud of the fact that it gives back to the people who give us so much, our country’s veterans,” explains Leon Tackitt, owner of Tackitt Family Vineyards, located in Paso Robles, Calif. “Serving our charity wine, or giving it as a dinner party gift, is a win-win situation for everyone involved. Just makes you feel good knowing you have helped such a great cause.”

The Boulder Crest Retreat wine is a product of Tackitt Family Vineyards, owned by Leon Tackitt, a retired Naval Officer (EOD) and his wife, Cindy. The award-winning vineyard was started in 2007, and all proceeds from the BCR labeled wine go to help the combat veterans attending the Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness. The wine is currently available in 25 states, and online. The wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon, which is paired nicely with pork, spicy Italian red sauce dishes, and barbecue. In the Virginia area, it is available at Total Wine & More, Billbacks, Cork & Fork, Cordial Fine Wine and Beer, Vino Market, Kroger, and others. Visit the site online for more information:

Boulder Crest Retreat offers an intense free program for combat veterans, offering them a variety of tools and therapies to help them and their families. At Boulder Crest Retreat, military combat veterans and their family members engage in a variety of programs, including yoga, meditation, music therapy, culinary therapy, equine therapy, and gardening. They also incorporate various recreational therapies that include archery and kayaking. The retreat offers combat veterans and their families the opportunity to stay free of charge for a 2-7 nights at the 37-acre retreat. 

The Retreat welcomes combat veterans who are active-duty, reserve and National Guard, veterans, family members and caregivers, and Gold Star Families. Boulder Crest Retreat is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that is funded entirely by private donations by individuals and organizations from around the country. For more information about the retreat, please go to

Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness is a rural sanctuary that provides free accommodations, recreational and therapeutic activities and programs to help our nation’s military and veteran personnel and their families recover and reconnect during their long journey of healing from physical and invisible wounds of war. The 37-acre retreat is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Virginia, just 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. The Retreat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is entirely funded through private donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat, please visit