11.14.2017  
 

Colby Red raises more than $1 million for heart research

Healdsburg, Calif.—The producers of Colby Red wine announced the brand has raised more than $1 million for heart-health charities. Winemaker Daryl Groom created the red blend to raise funds for heart health research after his son Colby Groom was born with cogenital heart disease and required two open-heart surgeries by age 10. 

When Colby Groom was 11, he asked his father about developing a wine to raise money for heart research to help other children like him. In 2010, the father and son team produced two barrels of red wine that gained the support of the wine industry and, later, was picked up by national restaurant chains after the wine debuted on the Today Show. Colby Groom is now 19 and now attending Loyola Marymount University, according to a press release about the wine.

Colby Red has been distributed through Sonoma County based Truett-Hurst wine company since 2013. 

 

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