When Leon Tackitt retired from a 28-year career as a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, it wasn’t the end of his association with the EOD community. Upon his retirement, Leon and his wife, Cindy, turned their “modest family vineyard” into Tackitt Family Vineyards, and what started as 29 Gewürztraminer vines brought from Germany by Tackitts grandfather, John Thomas, grew into an award-winning family business.
The Tackitts have combined their passions for wine and for the EOD community by using their newfound talents to spread support and awareness for the EOD Warrior Foundation. In addition to participating in events such as Wine for EOD Warriors and Warriors Helping Warriors (a bottling day for the wounded EOD community to get together and support the cause), Tackitt Family Vineyards has produced their own EOD branded wine.
EOD Cellars is a specially bottled selection of wines created to honor and support the men, women and families of our Armed Services. 100% of the net proceeds from EOD Cellars will benefit the Foundation, proving that wine is not only good for the heart, but also good for the soul. Current EOD Cellars wines include:
EOD Cellars is currently sold at 5 Navy exchanges in California, but Leon is working hard to secure distributors in both Florida and Virginia as well. Regardless of where you are, you can order Tackitt Family Vineyard wines online.