When Ray Higginbotham, the winemaker and owner of E.B. Foote Winery, died of Alzheimer’s disease in 2008 and at the young age of 61 years old, his wife wanted to do something to continue his legacy and help others in similar situations. To raise money for Alzheimer’s research, Ray Higginbotham’s wife Sherrill created a Bordeaux-style blend in his memory called Remembrance, a 2007 vintage blend of 60% Cabernet, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc and has already won a list of awards to include a Gold Medal at San Francisco Wine Chronicle Competition. All in all, 800 cases will be sold for $12 per bottle or a case for $120 with 100% of the purchase price being donated to the Alzheimer’s Association for a total of $100,000 being donated and the labels proudly display Ray Higginbotham’s signature smile. With 300 cases left to be sold, Sherrill still needs some help to reach her goal of $100,000.
In addition to Remembrance, the E.B. Foote Winery has been put up for sale. For more information on how to help, the E.B. Foote Winery, or to purchase bottles of Remembrance, visit their website.