Beaulieu Vineyard® (BV) Recognizes Eight "Give & Give Back" Hometown Hunger Heroes Who Make a Difference in Hunger Relief

 Beaulieu Vineyard® (BV) Recognizes Eight "Give & Give Back" Hometown Hunger
                Heroes Who Make a Difference in Hunger Relief

BV and Actor Chris Noth to Present One Hero's Food Organization with a $10,000
Donation

PR Newswire

NAPA, Calif., April 15, 2013

NAPA, Calif., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Beaulieu Vineyard® (BV), the
great American winery in the heart of Napa Valley, has recognized eight
volunteers across the U.S. who are making a huge difference in the fight for
hunger relief – volunteers the winery calls its BV Hometown Hunger Heroes.Now
until April 18, BV is asking consumers to select one BV National Hometown
Hunger Hero, who will be celebrated on a national level with actor Chris Noth
presenting a $10,000 donation at the hero's hunger relief organization next
month.

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The recognition is all part of the winery's Give & Give Back program, through
which the Hometown Hunger Heroes have been honored with $1,000 donations to
their respective organizations each month since October. From now until April
18^th, BV encourages consumers to help pick the hunger hero who's made the
biggest impact by voting at facebook.com/bvwines.

  oJeff Green – Green Harvest Food Pantry
  oJayne Lovaglio – Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children
  oScott Hampton – Feeding America
  oMichael Snider – North Texas Food Bank
  oBrett Meyers – Nourish Now
  oJohn Dresser – Second Harvest Food Bank
  oMartina Santos – City Harvest
  oRichard Levitin – Meals on Wheels

"It is astonishing to me that we still have such a hunger problem in the
United States," said Chris Noth, who will volunteer alongside the BV Give &
Give Back National Hometown Hunger Hero and their organization this
spring."We can all do our part to end hunger. Throughout my time working with
BV and Give & Give Back, I've been so inspired by the hunger heroes who work
so selflessly to serve the needs of those in their local communities. These
volunteers are true heroes making a difference in their local communities and
should be recognized as such."

There are over 17 million children in the U.S. living in food insecure
households and one in six Americans does not have access to food. Over the
past two years, BV has committed to fighting hunger in America by donating
over two million meals and counting.

"Giving back to the community is one of the pillars we pride ourselves on
supporting at BV," said Noelle Campbell, director of marketing for BV. "Hunger
is a cause we will continue to rally behind along with our partners across the
country. We are on a mission to make sure as many food insecure households as
possible have the resources they need to feed their families."

To learn more about the eight hometown hunger heroes who have been honored
throughout the Give & Give Back program and they work they are doing for their
local communities visit BVWines.com.Voting runs until April 18^th at
facebook.com/bvwines.

Please remember to drink BV responsibly.

Contact:
Philippa Jones, Beaulieu Vineyard Philippa.Jones@diageo.com     (707) 299-2618
Meghan Callaghan, Taylor          mcallaghan@taylorstrategy.com (212) 714-5714

About Beaulieu Vineyard
Beaulieu Vineyard wines are produced by Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E)
is part of Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O); the world's leading premium drinks business.
DC&E brands also include: BV Coastal Estates, Sterling Vineyards, Sterling
Vintner's Collection, Chalone Vineyard, Acacia Vineyard, Provenance Vineyards
and Rosenblum Cellars. DC&E is also a leading importer of estate-bottled wines
from Burgundy. For more information about BV, visit www.bvwines.com.

About Diageo
Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding
collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wines, and beer
categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Smirnoff, J&B,
Baileys, Cuervo, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Beaulieu Vineyard and
Sterling Vineyards wines. Diageo is a global company, trading in more than 180
countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock
Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about
Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our
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