SOURCE: 4 Foxes

April 14, 2014 18:07 ET

4 Foxes Chardonnay Debuts to Raise Money for Michael J. Fox Foundation

New Russian River Valley Chardonnay Donates All Profits to Parkinson's Disease Research

SONOMA COUNTY, CA--(Marketwired - April 14, 2014) - 4 Foxes Chardonnay, a new limited production Sonoma Coast Chardonnay sourced primarily from the acclaimed Russian River Valley, launches this month and will donate 100% of proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. 4 Foxes is 100% Chardonnay and aged 11 months in 30% French Oak barrels, with delicious hints of apple and pear.

The wine is available now in several states, including Arizona, California, Nevada, New York, Oregon and Washington. The new wine was created by Rick Tigner, best known as the president of Jackson Family Wines (JFW) and noted for his related appearance on the hit CBS TV series UNDERCOVER BOSS in 2012. His 4 Foxes Chardonnay project is unrelated to JFW but was created with support from the company and family.

"As a member of Team Fox -- the grassroots community that raises money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, a board member of the organization, and most importantly the spouse of someone affected by Parkinson's -- I have been committed for years to helping find a cure for this disease," said Tigner. "It has been my privilege to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation for the past four years, and my vision for 4 Foxes was to create a good wine that supported a great cause. This is a great Chardonnay in the classic Sonoma Coast style that you can enjoy every day and really feel good about."

"The 4 Foxes brand is a perfect expression of what Team Fox is all about: people turning their passions into opportunities to raise dollars and awareness for critically-needed Parkinson's research," said Debi Brooks, co-founder and executive vice chairman of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. "We're grateful to Wendy and Rick Tigner for their contributions to our mission both through Rick's membership on our Board of Directors and their activities with Team Fox. Now the whole family is even more involved. I can't think of anyone better suited to create a delicious everyday wine that gives oenophiles everywhere a new way to give back."

About Rick Tigner and 4 Foxes Chardonnay

4 Foxes Chardonnay was created by wine industry veteran Rick Tigner to raise money for Parkinson's research. Best known as the president of Jackson Family Wines, Tigner launched 4 Foxes to complement his existing support of Team Fox and role as a Board member of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. His wife Wendy Tigner was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2006 -- since that time the entire Tigner family has worked tirelessly to raise money to fund research and campaign in support of the Foundation. Learn more about 4 Foxes online or via Facebook.

About The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

As the world's largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson's research, The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to accelerating a cure for Parkinson's disease and improved therapies for those living with the condition today. The Foundation pursues its goals through an aggressively funded, highly targeted research program coupled with active global engagement of scientists, Parkinson's patients, business leaders, clinical trial participants, donors and volunteers. In addition to funding more than $400 million in research to date, the Foundation has fundamentally altered the trajectory of progress toward a cure. Operating at the hub of worldwide Parkinson's research, the Foundation forges groundbreaking collaborations with industry leaders, academic scientists and government research funders; increases the flow of participants into Parkinson's disease clinical trials with its online tool, Fox Trial Finder; promotes Parkinson's awareness through high-profile advocacy, events and outreach; and coordinates the grassroots involvement of thousands of Team Fox members around the world. For more information, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Web and LinkedIn.

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