In 1984, the non-profit Tom of Finland Foundation was established by Durk Dehner and his friend Touko Laaksonen a.k.a. Tom of Finland. As Tom had established worldwide recognition as the master of homo-erotic art, the Foundation's original purpose was to preserve his vast catalog of work. Several years later the scope was widened to offer a safe haven for all erotic art in response to rampant discrimination against art that portrayed sexual behavior or generated a sexual response. Today the Foundation continues in its efforts of educating the public as to the cultural merits of erotic art and in promoting healthier, more tolerant attitudes about sexuality.
From the label, depicting Tom of Finland’s artwork, to showcasing a wine that is full of flavor and character, we have created a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah that makes for a pleasurable experience worthy of the artist. It brings together the spiciness and peppery notes of Zinfandel with a touch of blackberries; herbal notes and suppleness of Merlot; slight eucalyptus and cassis with Cabernet Sauvignon; and, sweet blueberries of Petite Sirah. All of this integrates beautifully finishing with a toasty oak character that is rich and remarkably smooth.
With every purchase, a portion of the proceeds goes directly to Tom of Finland Foundation, which promotes human rights and sexual expression through art.
For more about the Foundation go to: www.tomoffinlandfoundation.org