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Caymus Vineyards Returns As An Associate Sponsor on California Native Mears’ No. 13 GEICO Chevy SS
Mooresville, NC (June 11, 2014) – Germain Racing, home of the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet driven by Casey Mears in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is proud to announce that Caymus Vineyards, part of the prestigious Wagner Family of Wine, has returned to the team as an associate sponsor. Caymus Vineyards’ premier event with Germain Racing will come on June 22, 2014, at Sonoma Raceway, and the Caymus logo will also be represented on the No. 13 Chevy throughout the 2014 racing season.
"I'm thrilled that Germain Racing gets to continue our relationship with Caymus Vineyards. Chuck Wagner, his family and his staff were so gracious to our team members and guests last year. It was a very special experience for all of us. We are very proud to represent Wagner Family of Wine again this year in Sonoma and throughout the 2014 racing season,” said Germain Racing team owner Bob Germain Jr.
Driver Casey Mears is a native of Bakersfield, CA, which gives roots to the pairing of Germain Racing’s GEICO Chevy with Napa Valley-based Caymus and the Wagner Family of Wine.
“We are pleased to be an Associate Sponsor for a second year of Casey Mears from Germain Racing and supporter of NASCAR for this year’s Sonoma race. In addition to enjoying this great sport, Caymus has many friends connected with NASCAR and we are happy to be able to give back and support them in return,” said Chuck Wagner, Owner/Winemaker, Caymus Vineyards and Wagner Family of Wine.
The Sonoma 350 is a 350K/218.9-mile,110-lap event which will be live from Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA. Sonoma race day television coverage will be carried by TNT while radio broadcasts can be heard on PRN and Sirius XM Ch. 90. The track has a Twitter feed @RaceSonoma and NASCAR keeps fans in the loop @NASCAR and @NASCARStats.
The Wagners come from a long line of grape growers and winemakers with a farming legacy that can be traced back 156 years in the Napa Valley. It's been over 40 years since Charlie and Lorna Wagner, along with son, Chuck, founded Caymus Vineyards in Rutherford, Napa Valley and today the family is proud to showcase a collection of wine brands that have a reputation for quality and consistency, sourced from the premiere wine growing regions of California. Caymus has proven they are clear leaders as it is the only winery in the world to have been awarded the title of “Wine of the Year” by Wine Spectator, twice for their Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. From their ranch property purchased in 1941, Charlie Wagner, Sr. quickly gained a reputation as a skilled grape grower and home winemaker using grapes planted behind their farmhouse and today, Chuck Wagner continues to make world-renowned Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. His oldest son Charlie makes Mer Soleil Chardonnay in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County and Joseph makes Belle Glos Pinot Noir sourced from three prestigious coastal appellations of California. They also make Conundrum, which has set the benchmark for luxury California wine blends for over twenty years. Chuck’s daughter Jenny recently joined the family business as winemaker for Emmolo and has recently released her first vintage of Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot from Napa Valley. Youngest daughter, Erin is enrolled in college.
Follow Germain Racing on Twitter @GermainRacing or on the web at Germainracing.com and keep up with driver Casey Mears on Twitter @CJMearsgang.
To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit: www.caseymearsracing.com. You can also follow GEICO Racing on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing. Please visit the Casey Mears Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/caseymearsracing.