Duck Pond Cellars has partnered with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Service for the past eight years. Each limited edition wine from our Conservation Cuvée Wine Series features a local artist, combining our love of the environment with our love of community and the arts. Each painting represented on these labels is voted for by our community every November. For each bottle sold, $5 is donated to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Conservation Program. To date, we have donated $49,190 which is used to benefit species of greatest conservation need in Oregon.
Oregon's rich and varied landscape supports an amazing diversity of wildlife. Our state is home to about 600 vertebrate species of nongame wildlife animals that are not fished, trapped or hunted. ODFW's Conservation Program is chartered with serving this large nongame population through management and conservation programs. The program also seeks to inform, educate, and enhance recreational opportunities involving wildlife.
Conservation Cuvee – Lot 8 features the 2019 Habitat Conservation Stamp winning artwork of Canary Rockfish by Karin Wares
This is the first time a fish listed as an Oregon Nearshore Strategy Species was chosen by the judges to be the face of the 2020 Habitat Conservation Stamp artwork.
Canary rockfish are named for their bright yellow to orange mottled bodies. They also have undertones of gray and three orange stripes across their heads. They grow to be 30-inches long and have very firm and desirable meat.
Conservation Cuvee – Lot 7 features the 2018 Habitat Conservation Stamp winning artwork of Franklin’s bumblebee by Karin Wares
Franklin’s bumblebee was last seen on Mount Ashland in 2006. In August two dozen people searched without success for the bee in wildflower meadows on the mountain. The search is part of an annual survey of bumblebees with emphasis on Franklin’s, which was once common in the gardens of Medford and Ashland.
Conservation Cuvee – Lot 6 features the 2017 Habitat Conservation Stamp winning artwork of Pygmy Rabbit by artist Kip Richmond
Conservation Cuvee – Lot 5 features the 2016 Habitat Conservation Stamp winning artwork of Ferruginous Hawk by Craig Fairbert.
Conservation Cuvee – Lot 4 features the 2015 Habitat Conservation Stamp winning artwork of Pallid Bat by Timothy Turenne
Conservation Cuvee – Lot 3 features the 2014 Habitat Conservation Stamp winning artwork of Ferruginous Hawk by Craig Fairbert.
Conservation Cuvee – Lot 2 features the 2013 Habitat Conservation Stamp winning artwork of Western Painted Turtles by Timothy Turenne
Conservation Cuvee – Lot 1 features the 2011 Habitat Conservation Stamp winning artwork of Western Meadowlark by Sara Stack