There is an age-old alignment between country music and alcohol, but while the rest of the country music world reaches for their whiskey or beer bottles, rising country duo LOCASH is popping open wine corks. As their new single “I Love This Life,” swiftly climbs the country radio charts and they embark on their 2015 I Love This Life Tour, they announce the arrival of their signature wine line, Shipwrecked.
In partnership with Stonum Vineyards of Lodi, California, the duo is slated to release five signature wines on the Shipwrecked label in 2015-17 including a crisp Sauvignon Blanc, which is now available, a Cabernet blend, Chardonnay, old vine Zinfandel and Syrah.
“We have always been huge wine guys,” said LOCASH’s Preston Brust. “A good bottle of wine is like a good song – its various ‘notes’ and aromas take your mind and senses to new depths. It’s a creative experience. I think that’s why we like it so much.” Now, thanks to their partnership with Stonum Vineyards, they have an entire line of wine to call all their own.
In 2014, around the time they signed their new record deal with Reviver Records, the duo met Jonathan Ozor, who along with his cousin, artisan winemaker Michael Stonum, owns and operates Stonum Vineyards, Incorporated.
“We met in Aspen, Colorado and bonded over a bottle of our 2010 Old Vine Zin.,” said Ozor. “I was immediately impressed by Chris and Preston’s deep knowledge and passion for wine. We talked about wine all weekend and I couldn’t wait to introduce them to Mike.”
To no surprise to Ozor, Chris and Preston found a kindred spirit in Stonum, and a partnership was formed to create a new line of wine that would allow them to funnel their mutual creativity and passion for wine into a signature LOCASH line.
“Shipwrecked is a state of mind,” said the duo’s Chris Lucas. “Whether you’re ‘shipwrecked,’ on an island in literal terms, ‘shipwrecked’ at your job, in a relationship or some other way in your personal life, things can always be made better by great friends, great music and great wine.”
LOCASH’s springtime debut is the 2014 Shipwrecked Sauvignon Blanc, sourced from the exclusive Towne Vineyards of Napa Valley, California. It is now available for purchase at shipwreckedwines.com.
Representing the minimalistic winemaking style of Stonum Vineyards, the unrefined, unfiltered wine features bursts of lime and grapefruit, followed by a soft hint of apricots and peaches. Subtle, well structured, and true to its namesake, this wine finishes like a cool, ocean breeze and arrives just in time for spring’s warmer weather. It is available for $28 per bottle and ships at or below 64 degrees to preserve its fresh flavors.
To purchase the 2014 Shipwrecked Towne Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc or access more information on Shipwrecked, visit shipwreckedwines.com.