Ménage à Trois Makes Prime Time Debut with National TV Advertising Campaign

TV commercial to garner 200 million impressions this holiday season

ST. HELENA, Calif., Nov. 18, 2020Ménage à Trois — the wine brand widely credited with creating the wildly popular $10 California Red Blend category — today announced its first-ever TV advertising campaign. The 30-second commercial set to debut on Nov. 19 will garner 200 million impressions throughout the holiday season. Airing on Bravo, Food Network, HGTV, TLC and Lifetime networks plus Roku streaming devices across prime time, daytime and weekend dayparts, the commercial is set to resonate with Millennial and older Gen Z female audiences and fuel the brand’s impressive 20 percent growth seen over the past six months.

“Ménage à Trois has been an innovator since the brand created the California Red Blend category nearly 25 years ago,” said Dave Derby, senior vice president, marketing for Trinchero Family Estates. “We’ve continued that legacy of leadership by releasing the No. 1 new wine item of the year for past six consecutive years. Actively engaging with the next generation of consumers has been key to our success, and we’re confident that this investment in a commercial designed to reach this key audience will further fuel the growth of the iconic Ménage à Trois brand.”

The captivating creative spotlights Ménage à Trois Red Blend, Ménage à Trois Silk and Ménage à Trois Gold, prompting viewers to explore the wonders of the portfolio’s award-winning blends. Sight, sound and immersive taste come to life in the decadent display of bottles and tasting notes. The kinetic visuals entrance viewers with continuously unfolding flavor profiles and Rorschach kaleidoscopes against music – a track named “Escalation” by popular artist, SITA – that’s mesmerizing, hypnotic, familiar and refreshed. The creative concept was enthusiastically embraced by consumers throughout concept testing, and it’s sure to thrill audiences throughout the brand’s provocative TV campaign.

About Ménage à Trois

Since 1996, Ménage à Trois has thrilled wine fans with its unapologetically bold persona and an equally adventurous approach to flavor. Founded by two psychiatrists-turned-wine-aficionados in St. Helena, California, Ménage à Trois launched more than 20 years ago with two blends—one of which was a convention-shattering blend of three red varietals. In a pace-setting move that would spark a national phenomenon, Ménage à Trois fused Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon—long before blends were a trend in the U.S.—ultimately cementing the brand’s iconic status as the catalyst behind today’s wildly popular Red Blend category. Ménage à Trois wines are wholly owned and operated by Trinchero Family Estates, family-owned Napa Valley vintners since 1948. Please visit www.MenageaTroiswines.com to learn more.

Source: Nielsen, Total US XAOC + LIQ PLUS + CONV, 26 Weeks Ending 10/3/2020, Dollar Sales

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Brittany Haning, senior public relations manager for Trinchero Family Estates

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