My original Catastophe’s name is Lucy. She is my cat. I picked her up on the Trans-Canada Highway between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. She was dirty, flea-ridden and malnourished. After lots of veterinary bills and a thorough cleaning of my car, she became a member of our family. But she is a handful. Lucy is, by far, the smallest of our cats (in fact, only 8 pounds) but she lets us know she is around. For a small cat, she has the loudest “meow” that can reverberate through the house to picking fights with the older, and much larger, cats. At one point, it got so bad that we had to relocate our 18 pound cat, Chester, to my parent’s house for his own safety. Each of our family of cats have a wine in honour of them…and in memory of the many cats that we could not save.
The family of Cattail Creek Estate Winery is a family of cat lovers! Every one of our cats have been strays that we have picked up throughout our travels in Ontario – from as far away as Sault Ste. Marie to Walter’s Falls and in our very own backyard here in Niagara on the Lake. So when we heard about the challenges faced by the Lincoln County Humane Society, we were moved to offer our support to their “Rescue Us” campaign. Therefore, proceeds from the sales of each bottle of our Catastrophe Series White and Red go to support the Lincoln County Humane Society in order to give cats a better life.