Longball Cellars: New York Mets 2008
From Queens, Johan Santana and Jose Reyes signed on from the Mets to complete the
Subway Series with Yankees players who also released wines that year.

Johan Santana and Jose Reyes Charity Wines
Johan Santana and Jose Reyes Charity Wines
Jose ReJose Reyes Charity Winesyes Charity Wines
Jose Reyes Charity Wines
Brian Schneider Charity Wines
Brian Schneider Charity Wines

Johan Santana had recently signed with the Mets as a free agent and opted to donate wine proceeds from “Santana’s Select” to The Johan Santana Foundation which focuses on education and healthcare initiatives domestically and abroad.

Johan Santana, Santana's Select wine
Johan Santana, Santana's Select
Johan Santana, Santana's Select wine label back
Charity: The Johan Santana Foundation

Jose Reyes opted to support the Major League Baseball Players Trust with “CaberReyes” sales, a charitable foundation through which Jose and all Major Leaguers promote volunteerism, train high school students as community volunteers, and contribute to causes affecting the needy around the world. The MLB Players Trust receives a small contribution from all Longball Cellars sales, not just Jose’s. Yet, Jose opted to provide this cause his entire contribution.

Jose Reyes, CaberReyes wine
Jose Reyes, CaberReyes
Jose Reyes, CaberReyes wine label back
Charity: Players Trust

About 230 miles south, Brian Schneider was ready to rollout with “Schneider Schardonnay” with the Washington Nationals when he was traded to the Mets for Lastings Milledge. Thus, Charity Wines had an unbalanced number of Mets to Yankees, the Mets leading, 3-2. Schneider established Catching For Kids to allocate funds to the Little League Challenger Division for children with disabilities.

Brian Schneider, Schneider Schardonnay wine
Brian Schneider, Schneider Schardonnay
Brian Schneider, Schneider Schardonnay wine label back
Charity: Catching for Kids

The Yankees and Mets shared a launch party at Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant in NYC on May 16, 2008. WFAN Sports Radio broadcasted live from this event where more than 300 members of the media and wine communities were in attendance.

Jose Reyes' CaberReyes at Baseball Hall of Fame
Jose Reyes' CaberReyes Wine On Display at Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
Johan Santana, Brian Schneider and Jose Reyes Charity Wines
Johan Santana, Brian Schneider and Jose Reyes Charity Wines

View the 2008 New York Mets & Yankees Charity Wines Photo Album featuring NY Mets player Brian Schneider supporting Catching for Kids. Johan Santana & Jose Reyes were unable to attend.

Vinted and bottled by: Longball Wines in San Martin, California.
Marketing by: Charity Hop Sports Marketing.
Artwork by: Jonathan Banchick Illustrations.
Package Design by: Image Juice Creative Co.

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