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Notre Dame Alum Scores Big with Napa Winery

A Special Online Event with Cellar Angels Will Have Wine Lovers and Fighting Irish Faithful Raising a Glass Towards Philanthropy

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In her 2006 book, Notre Dame Inspirations: The University's Most Successful Alumni Talk About Life, Spirituality, Football-and Everything Else Under the Dome, Hannah Storm profiled nearly a century of famous graduates from the legendary university in South Bend, Indiana. From herself in 1983, to Regis Philbin, Joe Theismann, Joe Montana, and about a dozen other noteworthy graduates, Storm profiles their Notre Dame experience and how faith played a role. Should she ever author a sequel she will have to consider a chapter on Garrett Busch from the class of 2009.

Far removed from Notre Dame's storied South Bend environment Garrett called home for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees, he now finds himself as CEO of Trinitas Cellars located within the Meritage Resort and Spa, the only hotel with a winery in Napa Valley and perhaps the United States. The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valleya premiere luxury destination for vacationers and wine lovers alike, is one of a portfolio of luxury properties including Bacara, Santa Barbara; Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach and Estancia Resort & Spa, La Jolla.

Trinitas Cellars, a boutique producer of fine wine is partnering with Cellar Angels for a unique online wine event beginning today. Details are at

For Garrett, giving back is second nature. "I've been very fortunate in life to learn early on the value of helping others. Partnering with Cellar Angels for this event allows us to help some fantastic causes with a product we hold dear, wine. It's really a perfect fit and we're looking forward to introducing their members to a 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Trinitas library," he said. The wine is discounted for Cellar Angels' members to encourage purchasing in order to increase charitable contributions.

Cellar Angels is the nation's fastest growing cause-based wine company. Once each week Cellar Angels members (membership is free and available at are treated to an exclusive discounted wine offer from a Napa Valley or a Sonoma Valley winery. The offer comes with a custom made movie of the winery, tasting notes and a chef-prepared recipe to pair with the wine.

At the conclusion of the customer's transaction they get to select a charity for Cellar Angels to donate proceeds towards. It's a unique process the company refers to as Sip, Save, Give. Cellar Angels also works with the winery to offer extra incentives for their member "Angels" and the event with Trinitas is no exception.

"Every wine has a story, and it's our privilege to share them with our members," said Martin Cody, President and Founder of Cellar Angels. "It's an honor to sit with the owners or winemakers, learn their story and share the story and some great wine with the members. Learning about Trinitas via Garrett was a privilege and his parents along with everyone associated with Notre Dame will be proud of what he's accomplishing."

To take advantage of this unique offer, consumers are encouraged act fast by going to before midnight, Saturday September 14, 2013.

About Cellar Angels

Cellar Angels was created by a compassionate group of wine lovers intent on changing the world through wine. Their mission is simple: connect small, artisanal wine producers to larger audiences, expose wine lovers to exclusive purchase opportunities from partnering boutique wineries and raise money for a select group of charities. They love wine, love introducing others to great wine and love making a difference. Cellar Angels provides an opportunity to accomplish all three.

About Trinitas Cellars

The journey of Trinitas really began back in the 1980s when Tim Busch first moved to Southern California and began taking trips to the Napa Valley. Tim grew up in Michigan but met his wife Steph, who lived in California, and he migrated west. Tim and Steph began taking trips to Napa in the 80s and they immediately fell in love with Napa and with wine. It was then that they decided one day they wanted to have a winery of their own. In 2002 that dream became a reality and Trinitas was born. Trinitas is Latin for "trinity" and represents the Holy Trinity in the Christian faith, commemorating the Busch family's Catholic faith tradition. Trinitas also symbolizes the trinity of elements that go into making great wine: sun, representing the vintage and the weather; soil, representing the vineyards; and humanity, representing the cultivating of grapes, the winemaking, and the people who enjoy great wine. In 2010 Tim and Steph turned the reins over to their son Garrett to continue their tradition and take Trinitas to the next level.