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March 1, 2013 | 4:29 PM

Got any used wine barrels that you’d like to donate to a good cause?

Barrels4Vets could sure use them. 

We received a press release from the Tug McGraw Foundation that tells the story of Chuck Cartwright of Hudson Vineyards seeing used barrels sitting around taking up storage space. Rather than being sold, he thought there might be a more beneficial use for them. He got together with John Crossley at Suisan Valley Antiques & Collectibles, and they sold enough barrels last year to donate $2,500 to two important projects that help vets: the fStop Warrior Project and The Pathway Home.

Barrels4Vets creations are available at Suisun Valley Antiques & Collectibles at Mankas Corner in Suisun Valley.

If you'd like to make a barrel donation, give Chuck Cartwright a call at 707-628-3684.

Financial support can be made to Barrels4Vets through the Tug McGraw Foundation, 707-933-6445 or www.tugmcgraw.org. The Tug McGraw Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Hats off to the following wineries and growers currently participating in the program:

Hudson Vineyards, Whiterock Vineyards, Staglin Family Winery, Frank Family Vineyards, Martin Estate, Madonna Estate, Robert Foley Vineyards, Blackbird Vineyards, Juicebox, Aaron Pott winemaker, Kistler Vineyards, Hunnicutt, and Schramsberg Vineyards.

Vintner Robert Foley noted:

"I'm all about helping vets. Folks that serve have always been a high priority for me and Barrels 4 Vets provides assistance to them."

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