ST. HELENA, Calif., June 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Markham Napa Valley Vineyards has released a new wine, «The Altruist,» a Bordeaux-style red blend dedicated to honoring our nation’s veterans, first responders and community heroes who courageously defend and preserve our freedoms and security 365 days a year.

The release of «The Altruist» launches with Markham’s charitable donation to, and partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation, whose mission is to serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.

«The Altruist» is a Merlot-based red blend of Napa Valley grapes predominantly from Markham’s estate vineyards from the 2017 vintage and releases in June nationally at $29.99 retail.

Crafted by Markham Winemaker Kimberley Nicholls, «The Altruist» label features the Markham Cannoneer, a symbol that stands for the people, land and values that make up Markham’s past and present. As a US Navy veteran, founder Bruce Markham depicted a cannoneer from a treasured bronze sculpture on his first Markham Vineyards label in 1978. «The Altruist» new package is part of a full overhaul of the winery’s packaging including new lightweight glass bottles as part of the winery’s overall sustainability efforts.

Beyond making great wine, Markham Vineyards gives back to the community through many charitable organizations, is certified sustainable through Fish Friendly Farming and has been dual certified under both Napa Green programs through the Napa Valley Vintners. Only 10 percent of Napa Valley wineries have achieved dual certification. Purchase 2017 Markham Napa Valley Vineyards The Altruist online here, and learn more or visit Markham Vineyards’ historic 1879 stone winery in Napa Valley at or call 707-963-5292.

About Markham Vineyards
Founded in 1977, Markham Vineyards is a leading Napa Valley winery producing sustainably grown and crafted wines from 350-acres of Napa Valley estate vineyards in a historic winery built in 1879. Markham is dedicated to supporting its community with generosity and recognizing heroes. Learn more at

About the Gary Sinise Foundation
The Gary Sinise Foundation was established under the philanthropic direction of actor Gary Sinise, an advocate of our nation’s defenders for nearly forty years. Our mission is to serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. We do this through a number of national and local programs, funded by the generosity of the Foundation’s 75,000+ donors. These programs—designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities—serve America’s heroes and their loved ones 365 days a year. Learn more at

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