Carmel Valley, California Winery Launches Two New Wines for Charity Benefitting Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

Jarman Tasting Lounge and Patio Opens in Carmel Valley Wine Tasting and Special Picnic Packages Now Available

Carmel Valley, CA, August 08, 2015 — Carmel Valley’s newest winery, Jarman Wines, will introduce two premium varietals to help benefit the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and to honor the matriarch of the family whose name graces the wines created for her. In addition, the winery has opened a tasting room in Carmel Valley that offers three levels of wine tasting and three specially themed picnic packages.

To honor her late mother Jarman Fearing Lowder’s memory, Holman Ranch manager and eldest daughter Hunter Lowder took the best hand-selected estate grapes and created two premium varietals—Jarman Chardonnay and Jarman Pinot Noir—with $1 from each bottle sold going to the ADDF.

Jarman Lowder grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn., and lived up to being voted “best all around” in high school. She earned a nursing degree, worked as an R.N. and raised three daughters with her husband, Thomas. An active volunteer, animal lover, athlete and enthusiastic traveler, Jarman wanted to spend her golden years making wine with her husband at Holman Ranch, an idyllic piece of property in Carmel Valley, Ca. they purchased to realize that dream. Tragically, Lowder died in March 2011 at age 60 following a long battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Holman Ranch and Jarman Wines partnered with the ADDF to support research toward treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and to celebrate the life of Jarman Lowder. “We wanted to honor her, give back and increase awareness,” said her daughter Hunter. “Everything we do here and the reason all this exists is because of her.”

“We appreciate the generous support of Holman Ranch and the Lowder family,” says Dr. Howard Fillit, founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer for the ADDF. “And we are proud that 100 percent of every dollar donated through this partnership will go directly to fund drug research for Alzheimer’s disease.” Dr. Fillit knew Jarman Lowder personally and was excited by the opportunity to honor her legacy in such a meaningful way.

About the ADDF
Founded in 1998 by co-chairmen Leonard A. and Ronald S. Lauder, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation is dedicated to rapidly accelerating the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease. It follows a venture philanthropy model, funding promising research in academia and the biotech industry. And it’s the only such charity solely dedicated to funding the development of drugs for Alzheimer’s. Since its founding, the ADDF has awarded more than $70 million to fund over 450 Alzheimer’s drug discovery programs and clinical trials in 18 countries. By supporting innovative research projects around the globe, the ADDF increases the chance of finding a cure.

About Jarman Wines
Jarman’s terroir (a French word that speaks to a wine’s place of origin, its subtle nuances of traceable character, flavor, lineage and integrity) refers to a special place in Carmel Valley—and also to a special woman who inspired a family to bottle the essence of a mother’s spirit. The Jarman label will reflect quality, with only the best local grapes used during an artisanal, small-batch winemaking process. Jarman wine uses only 100 percent estate-grown, organic and certified-sustainable grapes. Aged in French oak barrels, Jarman’s vintages are held in limited supply, and not available anywhere outside their tasting room. The two varietals include:

• The 2013 Jarman Pinot Noir takes on nuances of warm blueberry pie, cloves and cinnamon that mingle in the nose with oak notes from 10 months in the barrel. The mouth-feel is plump and juicy with overtones of cassis and blackberries.

• The 2014 Jarman Chardonnay features floral notes reminiscent of walking by a parfumerie in France — subtle and pleasant with a hint of earthiness. When serving this wine lightly chilled, rich notes of underripe berries and raw honey will waltz across your palate.

To further honor their mother’s memory, the family has opened a special tasting room in Carmel Valley Village (open noon to 5 p.m., Thurs.-Sun.; or by appointment) next to Will’s Fargo Steakhouse + Bar, the restaurant they purchased in 2014. The tastings will feature full-fledged experiences, including tours and wine education, and each will include a food element that complements the wine. The new Jarman tasting room will provide visitors with three unique experiences: Cru Tasting, Premier Cru Experience and the Grand Cru Experience.

Address: 16 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA
Phone: 831-298-7300

Visitors can purchase special picnic packages with three distinct themes from Holman Ranch Tasting Room, Jarman Wines Tasting Lounge and Will’s Fargo Steakhouse + Bar. Themed Picnics include:

• The Ranch Picnic: Club Sandwich, Turkey, Avocado, Mayonnaise, Tomato, Lettuce, Bacon and Provolone Cheese or Vegetable Sandwich with Avocado, Mayonnaise, Tomato, Lettuce, Gruyere. Picnic package also include Sea Salt Chips, Fruit Salad, Assorted Cookies and a Bottle of Sparkling or Still Water. Cost is $20 per person plus service charge and tax.

• The French Picnic: Quiche Lorraine, Saucisson Sec, Cornichon, Moutarde De Dijon, Pate a la Truffe Noir, Fromage D’ Affinois, French Baguette, Beurre Sale, Salade Mesclun and Macaroons with Perrier or Evian Sparkling Water. $30 per person plus service charge and tax.

• The Classic Picnic: Smoked Salmon, Toast, Lemon Crème Fraiche, Capers, Red Onions, Prosciutto San Daniele, Sliced Apples, Cornichon, Grilled Local Asparagus, Heirloom Tomatoes and Mozzarella, Holman Ranch Olive Oil, Balsamic Reduction, Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries and Macaroons with Pellegrino and Aqua Panna Water. 2 Splits of Chandon Rose Sparkling Wine. $40 per person plus service charge and tax.

You can also upgrade your picnic to include a bottle of wine, flowers, blanket, and/or photography. Or book time at the idyllic Holman Ranch through your Premier Cru or Grand Cru wine experiences. Create your own unique afternoon, basking in the sun and the glow of friends and loved ones; perfect for proposals, anniversaries or any other celebration. All picnic orders must be placed 24 hours in advance.

To experience a picnic in the vineyard, please contact one of our team members to see about availability.

Marci Bracco Cain
Carmel, CA 93923

Bryn Mawr Brewing Co. to Offer Equity Shares to Investors Under New Crowdfunding Laws

Local brewery launches unique opportunity to invest in new Minneapolis craft brewery and tap room.

Minneapolis, MN, USA — Bryn Mawr Brewing Co. is offering accredited investors the opportunity to invest in the production, design, and creation of its full-production brewery and tap room. Taking advantage of new Federal equity crowdfunding laws, the Minneapolis craft brewery is seeking local residents and beer lovers anywhere in the country to invest and receive Series A Preferred Membership Units in its startup venture. This unique investment opportunity gives accredited investors a strong potential for a lucrative return on their investment while supporting a local business and its community.

Bryn Mawr Brewing Co. is seeking to raise $1,225,000 with a minimum investment of $20,000 per investor. The financing of preferred equity will be conducted through the brewery’s holding company, Utepils Investments LLC. Investors will receive accelerated cash distributions based on profitability of the brewery, which is projected to occur within three years of opening. Along with returns on their investments, Bryn Mawr Brewing Co.’s investors will also benefit from exclusive perks in the tap room and priority access to the annual Bryn Mawr Brewing Co. Beer Trip program.

Accredited investors interested in learning more about investing in Bryn Mawr Brewing Co. should visit the brewery’s investment portal at The secure investment portal contains comprehensive investing guidelines, relevant brewery information, and instructions for how to complete the investment transaction.

According to the Brewers Association, craft beer sales in Minnesota in 2014 averaged less than 9% of all beer sales, while the national average was 17.6%. This disparity has led to high demand for quality, locally produced beer and created explosive growth potential for new breweries entering the Twin Cities market. This ongoing growth trend presents an auspicious opportunity for investors looking to grow and diversify their portfolio by investing with Bryn Mawr Brewing Co.

“This publicly announced private placement is truly a unique way to fund the start up of a brewery,” said Dan Justesen, Co-Owner of Bryn Mawr Brewing Co. “We plan to brew finely crafted beer for our neighbors while also putting money back in their pockets. Bryn Mawr Brewing Co. will be a welcoming place where friends, families, and neighbors can get together to share stories, laughs, and great beer.”

About Bryn Mawr Brewing Co.
Bryn Mawr Brewing Co. is a craft beer brewery located in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of west Minneapolis. The full-production brewery and taproom is set to open in late 2015/early 2016 and will specialize in classic European beer styles that can be enjoyed again and again with those closest to you. The upstart brewery is currently seeking investments from accredited investors and conducting a separate perk-based crowdfunding campaign through the brewery’s VIPer Program. Through this program, supporters purchase MemBEERships that come with a Host Of Privileges (HOPs) including free beer, special event programing, and a VIPer custom stein.

About Dan Justesen
Dan has over a decade of experience working in the Twin Cities craft beer industry. As a former Co-Owner of St. Paul’s Vine Park Brewing Co., he lead the once struggling nano-brewery to triple digit growth over the course four years. Dan is actively involved in the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild and currently serves as Vice-President of the Guild’s Board of Directors.

Media Contact:
Dan Justesen
Bryn Mawr Brewing Co.
225 Thomas Ave. N, Suite 700
Minneapolis, MN 55405

100 Mile Meals Proves Local is Appetizing and Universal Message

Now seen on 30 stations nationally.

California, USA, August 05, 2015 – Dunbar Productions new foodie marketing program, 100 Mile Meals is growing its audience faster than a crop of summer squash.

Already designed as online and On demand videos and TV show in the SF Bay Area, the program is rapidly being added on public access channels around the United States.

“Our content is king.” Says Dunbar Productions Owner Romney Dunbar.“ Apparently our content marketing approach is so popular, viewers in Vermont, Massachusetts, Portland, Atlanta, San Francisco and Carmel can find similar value and entertainment in our product. This adds great value to our brand and the clients we present.”

Dunbar’s company launched the food/wine focused program in November 2014. Clients get professional video production for their website, advertising and social media plus broadcast opportunities as part of the 100 Mile Meals TV episodes and On Demand segments.

“Our strong relationship with our corporate sponsor, Performance Foodservice Ledyard ,gives us tremendous creative opportunities. We are producing a segment on the new age of airport food, shot at San Francisco International Airport. And have Big Sur and Beach Boardwalk food features, the local history of certified organics, and more, coming soon.’

100 Mile Meals streams at and segments reach some 1.2 million Xfinity subscribers in the greater SF Bay Area and Monterey. 30 Minute episodes are running on some 30 channels in 15 states with a potential reach of 2-3 million additional subscribers.

“Our approach is informative, so even though we are a marketing program , our episodes conform to FCC and PBS guidelines. It’s a compliment to my team that when made available, so many channels quickly added 100 Mile Meals and asked if we would be providing future episodes.”

Dunbar Productions founded in 2002 provides affordable mass media video marketing. Business storytelling of all kinds. Real Estate, Hospitality, Technology, Medical and Government.

Marci Bracco
Chatterbox Public Relations
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455