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Sharks, Miner Family Winery Agree to Corporate Sponsorship

Miner Family Wine to Become the Official Wine of the Newly Announced BMW Lounge

by San Jose Sharks @sanjosesharks /

SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that Miner Family Winery, a distinguished family-owned winery located in the heart of Napa Valley, is the latest proud partner of the National Hockey League franchise. As part of the exclusive partnership, Miner Family Wine will be the official wine of the newly announced BMW Lounge, a members-only, upscale club space located within SAP Center at San Jose. Selections from the Miner portfolio of wines will be served complimentary and on a rotational basis in the BMW Lounge and will be available for purchase to patrons of legal drinking age in the Alaska Airlines Club, the Citrix Suite Level, and on the concourse at SAP Center at San Jose during arena events including San Jose Sharks games.

"The San Jose Sharks are excited to announce a partnership with another outstanding international brand, the Miner Family Winery," said John Tortora, Chief Operating Officer of the San Jose Sharks. "In seeking a preeminent winery to serve our patrons at SAP Center, Miner Family Winery made perfect sense. The Miner Family has supported the Sharks for many years and our fans will enjoy the high-quality wine that Miner produces each year. We look forward to a long and productive partnership with Dave Miner and his dedicated employees at the Miner Family Winery."

In addition to pouring at SAP Center, the partnership includes signage and branding opportunities for the Miner Family Winery throughout SAP Center at San Jose as well as the opportunity to host wine tasting events at SAP Center throughout the season. "As a lifelong hockey fan and an avid Sharks fan, I couldn't be happier to partner with the San Jose Sharks and SAP Center as the official wine of the BMW Lounge," said Dave Miner, Owner and Founder, Miner Family Winery. "All of us at Miner Family Winery are excited about this partnership and we look forward to bringing the finest wines to Sharks fans, especially members of the BMW Lounge. We have a long tradition as the official wine of the National Hockey League but it is even more special to partner with our home team. Cheers to a great future and go Sharks!"

The San Jose Sharks begin preseason action at SAP Center at San Jose on Tuesday, September 19 when the Anaheim Ducks come to town. Regular season play begins Wednesday, October 4 when the Sharks host the Philadelphia Flyers on opening night. Arrive early to enjoy a special pregame street rally on Autumn Street prior to the start of the game. Tickets to all Sharks games are available at the Threat Metrix ticket office located at SAP Center or by visiting this page.

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