Willamette Valley winery has its day at the races
Posted on February 9, 2016 by Viki Eierdam
Willamette Valley winery, Angela Estate, recently sponsored a racecar for TRG-Aston Martin Racing team member and family friend, Lars Viljoen.
Angela Estate Winery of Dundee, Oregon recently stepped onto the track in a big way by being the main sponsor of a race car at this year’s Rolex 24 Hours Endurance Race at Daytona, held on January 30.
Owners of Angela Estate, Antony and Angela Beck, are longtime friends of driver, Lars Viljoen. When they heard he’d qualified for the TRG-Aston Martin Racing team, they seized the opportunity to support him and enjoy publicity on a national scale for their Willamette Valley winery.
Prior to the event Jessica Endsworth, Angela Estate general manager, said “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the Oregon wine industry at such a prestigious event and on a national level. I don’t know if another Oregon winery has attempted a sponsorship of this size before, but we are certainly excited for the challenge.”
Perks of sponsoring a car included Angela Estate Pinot Noirs being featured in the Aston Martin VIP Lounge and poured at several race-related events, increasing the exposure for this small production Oregon winery. Closer to home, Angela Estate has been received well-earned accolades for their two, single-vineyard offerings including the Great NW Wine Competition, Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator.