Tobacco Road Cellars Participates in Charlotte Heart Ball

Charlotte, NC, January 29, 2009 --( Tobacco Road Cellars (TRC) will donate an exclusive in-home wine tasting to the fundraising auction for the 51st Annual Greater Charlotte Heart Ball. The boutique California winery will donate a private in-home wine tasting conducted by label owners Dusty Field and Jason Earnest. Auction attendees will be able to bid in the silent auction for a chance to host up to 30 of their friends for the tasting. TRC will handle all of the planning, logistics and set-ups while providing a fun but enlightening experience, centered around California wine.

“The American Heart Association plays an important role in advocating good heart health and we want to do our part to help raise the necessary funds to do so – especially in tough financial times such as these,” said Jason Earnest, label co-founder.

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in North Carolina and the consumption of red wine in moderation has been linked to good heart health. TRC plans to donate similar tastings this year to other heart balls throughout North Carolina in an effort to help raise funds for heart health advocacy statewide.

About the Charlotte Heart Ball
The 51st Annual Greater Charlotte Heart Ball will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center on the evening of February 7, 2009. For more information on the ball and the Charlotte area chapter of the American Heart Association, please visit

About Tobacco Road Cellars
What do you get when two forward-thinking entrepreneurs share a passion for California Grapes? The answer: a boutique winery poised to become an exciting force in the winemaking industry. Following the principle of excellence associated with the “Tobacco Road” basketball lore in North Carolina, Jason Earnest and Dusty Field founded a wine label committed to producing world-class Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Forget the pretension. Forget the inapproachability often associated with wine. Tobacco Road Cellars delivers without either of these; it has soul. Simply stated it is Carolina Grapes, Carolina Attitude.

Tobacco Road Cellars’ wines are available in select restaurants and independent wine shops in North Carolina, including Del Frisco’s of Charlotte. Tobacco Road Cellars can be found online at

Tobacco Road Cellars
Jason Earnest