An Australian winery wants to pull its wine from the National Rifle Association Wine Club. And yes, it’s a real wine club.
After discovering that the NRA was selling four of its wines on the club’s international list, winemaker Yalumba is seeking to detach itself from the NRA, Fox News reports.
“Philosophically, I’m not disposed towards the NRA, which runs counter to my family’s, and I would think all my employees’, positions on gun laws,” Yalumba founder Robert Hill Smith said. “We will act to withdraw our stock or at least not service the account any longer.”
Eater.com has more details on the NRA Wine Club:
Not only does the NRA Wine Club make a payment to the NRA on your behalf every time you purchase a bottle of wine, but there are oh-so-many types of memberships available: The World of Wine Sampler Series, California Treasures Wine Club, American Cellars Wine Club and more. Memberships also come with “a 9-piece Custom NRA Engraved Wine Box” to show off to everyone at the shooting range.
Other wine companies don’t care that their wines are being sold by the NRA.
“No matter religion, colour or creed, I’m just happy people are drinking and enjoying Australian wine,” Jim Barry Wines head Peter Barry said.