Baseball is rounding the homestretch of the off season, with spring training underway. As the excitement builds for another season rooted in the game’s rich tradition, superstition, and shared memories, we celebrate the partnership between the San Francisco Giants and Mumm Napa–and how we’ve won on all three fronts in recent years.
When the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in 2014, Mumm Napa supplied the team’s traditional post-win celebration with enough Giants Brut Prestige to fill McCovey Cove–perhaps a slight exaggeration–but an incredible 130 cases (312 gallons!) of the special-labeled sparkling wine took part in the festivities. It’s become a tradition for all their big post-season series wins.
“Mumm Napa has been the celebratory sparkling wine of choice for our 2010, 2012, and 2014 World Series Championships. We are pleased to extend this relationship with Mumm Napa to our fans,” says Mario Alioto, senior vice president, Giants business operations.
Mumm Napa Brut Prestige has been the team’s good luck charm and celebratory sparkling wine since 2010. In a game of long beards and strange rituals, it wouldn’t be a stretch to think the team’s choice of sparkling wine could be a factor in their recent success. But it’s definitely a factor in their many causes for celebration.
“Mumm Napa and the San Francisco Giants is an ideal pairing,” says Ludovic Dervin, Mumm Napa’s head winemaker (and an avid Giants fan.) “We’re both interested in celebrating life’s victories–whether they are on the baseball field, at the ballpark, or in your home––and hope that these wines will bring that same feeling of victory and celebration to Giants and Mumm Napa fans alike.”
Throughout each season, Mumm Napa wines are available for purchase at the ballpark and featured at tastings during select games, at special events, at the World Series gala, and at all pre- and post-game celebrations. AT&T Park’s LED displays and Jumbotron also figure prominently in the partnership, flashing #MummNapaMoment each time something big happens during a game. In recent years, it’s flashed a lot.
You can celebrate like a champion even when you’re not at the ballpark with Giants Brut Prestige, a special bottling of Mumm Napa’s Brut Prestige–our Napa Valley signature sparkling wine. For sports collectors and wine aficionados, the World Series Championship Brut is a more limited run of tête de cuvée, or highest offering, from specially selected lots from the winery’s best vineyards in the Napa Valley.
For the dedicated Giants fan in your life (even if that fan is you), our Giants Brut Prestige and other Mumm Napa sparkling wines are available for purchase on our website and at retailers in Northern California, including Safeway and Costco stores.
Cheers to the promise of another great baseball season!