Intercept Wines announces partnership with Pro Football Hall of Fame
Partnership comes during the same year owner Charles Woodson is to be enshrined into the Hall of Fame
– Intercept Wines is excited to announce a yearlong partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the proud wine partner for the 2021-2022 season. This comes during the same year in which 18-year NFL veteran and owner of Intercept Wines, Charles Woodson, is to be enshrined into the Hall of Fame.
“This is a very special year for me,” said Woodson. “I am honored to be the Hall of Fame’s wine partner, but it means a little more this year as I join this elite family upon my enshrinement in August. It is a remarkable opportunity for me to bring my two careers together in this way at such an important time in my life.”
Woodson launched Intercept in September 2019 and achieved full national distribution in September 2020 through his partnership with O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, making him the first Black NFL player and wine brand partner to gain direct-to-retail distribution nationally. Intercept Wines are made from premium California fruit grown in Paso Robles and Monterey County producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blend, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. As Intercept brings Woodson’s passion for wine to every table in America, the brand focuses on the journey instead of the results, leadership instead of influence, and accessibility instead of exclusivity.
An exhilarating museum and attraction, the Hall of Fame pays tribute to the talents and triumphs of pro football’s greatest legends, and in turn, strives to serve as the best historical showplace and repository for the sport of professional football. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of fans from across the globe travel to Canton, Ohio, annually to experience “The Most Inspiring Place on Earth!” that chronicles America’s most popular sport.
“We are excited not only to see Charles enshrined this August as a member of an outstanding Class of 2021, but also to provide new opportunities for growing his Intercept wines brand,” said Pat Lindesmith, Chief Partnership Officer & Senior Vice President of Gold Jacket Relations at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “Part of the Mission at the Pro Football Hall of Fame focuses on supporting the businesses and new career efforts of our Hall of Famers after their playing days have ended.”
Intercept Wines will be present throughout the upcoming Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls in Canton, Ohio, with activations during the Hall of Fame Game tailgate parties, VIP enshrinement and Centennial celebrations, as well as other Hall-sponsored events through 2022.