Intercept Wines Announces Proud Partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame


Intercept Wines LogoPASO ROBLES, California – July 12, 2021 – Intercept Wines is delighted to announce a one-year partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame as Proud Wine Partner for the 2021-2022 season. It comes in the same year that 18-year NFL veteran and Intercept Wines owner Charles Woodson is due to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

“It’s a very special year for me,” Woodson said. “I’m honored to be the Hall of Fame Wine Partner, but it means a little more this year as I join this elite family at my induction in August. This is a remarkable opportunity for me to bring my two careers together at such an important time in my life.

Woodson launched Intercept in September 2019 and achieved full national distribution in September 2020 through his partnership with O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, making him the first black NFL player and wine brand partner to gain direct distribution. retail nationwide. Intercept wines are made from premium California fruit grown in Paso Robles and Monterey County, producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blend, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. As Intercept brings Woodson’s passion for wine to every table in America, the brand focuses on travel over results, leadership over influence, and accessibility over exclusivity.

An exhilarating museum and attraction, the Hall of Fame honors the talents and triumphs of professional football’s greatest legends and, in turn, strives to serve as the best historical showcase and repository for the sport of professional football. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world travel to Canton, Ohio each year to experience “The Most Inspiring Place on Earth!” which chronicles America’s most popular sport.

“We are delighted to not only see Charles enrolled in August as a member of an exceptional class of 2021, but also to provide new opportunities to grow his Intercept wine brand,” said Pat Lindesmith, Director of Partnerships and Senior Vice President of Gold Jacket. Pro Football Hall of Fame connections. “Part of the Professional Football Hall of Fame’s mission is to support the businesses and new career endeavors of our Hall of Fame members after their playing days are over.”

Intercept Wines will be present throughout the upcoming Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week powered by Johnson Controls in Canton, Ohio, with activations at Hall of Fame Game Parties, VIP Enshrinement and Centennial Celebrations , as well as other Hall-sponsored events through 2022.

About Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson is an 18-year NFL veteran, former NFL defensive MVP and Heisman Trophy winner. He is a Super Bowl champion and a nine-time Pro Bowl defensive back. To date, he is the only primarily defensive player to win the Heisman and, prior to 2021, he was the most recent player to win the Heisman who was neither a running back nor a quarterback. Woodson went on to pursue his professional career with one of the most decorated professional football resumes of all time, considered by many of his peers to be one of the greatest defensive players to ever play. He was enshrined in the first round of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August 2021.

About O’Neill Vintners & Distillers

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers was founded in 2004 by industry veteran and entrepreneur Jeff O’Neill. The vertically integrated winery is one of the fastest growing wineries in California, renowned for producing premium North Coast, Central Coast and Central Valley wines. The Company’s national brand portfolio includes Line 39, Robert Hall, Harken, Day Owl Rosé, Game Box, Rabble and Charles Woodson’s Intercept. For more information, please visit

About the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Located in Canton, Ohio, home of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution whose mission is to honor the heroes of the game, preserving its history, promoting its values ​​and celebrating excellence EVERYWHERE. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. AAM accreditation is national recognition of the museum’s commitment to excellence and the highest professional standards in museum operations and public service. For more information, visit


Elisha A. Tilghman