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From the Adelaide Advertiser:
Aussie winemaker Yalumba pulls label from NRA wine club list
by: TONY LOVE - NATIONAL WINE WRITER From: News Limited Network January 25, 2013 5:57PM
LEADING wine company Yalumba has quickly distanced itself from the controversial US National Rifle Association after it was revealed it was one of 20 Australian producers sold on the group's wine club.
The privately owned Barossa Valley company will begin moves immediately to track how four of its wines made it onto the NRA's profit-making club, boss Robert Hill Smith said.
He did not want Yalumba associated with the the powerful pro-gun political lobby, even though it was a legal entity.
"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," Mr Hill Smith said.
"We will act to withdraw our stock or at least not service the account any longer."
The NRA's wine club list was highlighted to the Australian industry yesterday via social media, revealing that 20 producers were included in its international list run by a third party Vinesse, which manages wine clubs for a range of US enthusiasts.
The revelations unleashed a range of reactions after it became clear profits from the NRA wine club sales supported the group's controversial stance to fight for Americans' right to own and carry guns.
The association has been in the spotlight in the US as President Barack Obama has vowed to take action on US gun laws during his second term.
The wine club's profits go directly to the NRA's campaign, according to its executive vice president, Wayne La Pierre.
"Your purchase will directly benefit the NRA's continuing support of America's right to keep and bear arms and the other basic freedoms of the American culture," Mr La Pierre says on the NRA's website.
Leading Australian producers also on the wine club listings include St Hallett, Jim Barry Wines, d'Arenberg, Tahbilk, and Primo Estate.
Companies contacted by News Ltd yesterday were unaware their wines were being sold to profit the NRA.
"It's five steps removed from when I sell the wine," Jim Barry Wines boss Peter Barry said.
"No matter religion, colour or creed, I'm just happy people are drinking and enjoying Australian wine," Mr Barry said. "I've never thought about where the profit goes," he said.
Distribution in the US is a complex issue, peak industry body Wine Australia chief executive Andrew Cheesman said.
"We'd encourage producers to work closely with their importers to fully understand their channel strategies and to ensure they're fully aware of where their wines are being sold," he said.