SOUTH COAST WINERY ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER WINE AWARDS AND MEDALS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4.30.2012

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TEMECULA VALLEY WINERY
SOUTH COAST WINERY RESORT AND SPA ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER
WINE AWARDS AND MEDALS
 
ONLY AMERICAN WINERY TO WIN A GOLD MEDAL AT THE
VINALIES INTERNATIONALES 2012 WINE COMPETITION

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA – April 30, 2012—South Coast Winery, the nation’s most award winning winery, once again tops the wine competition charts earning a Gold or “Or” medal for the 2006 Carter Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the Vinalies Internationales 2012 Wine Competition in Paris, France.  Not only was South Coast Winery the ONLY winery from the United States to bring home a Gold medal from this competition, but by also taking home two additional Silver Medals for its 2008 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Syrah and the 2010 South Coast Winery GVR, South Coast Winery continues to represent the pinnacle of winemaking craftsmanship in Southern California’s Temecula Valley.  

“South Coast Winery has participated in an array of wine competitions over the years, been named ‘Best Winery in California’ two years in a row and won more awards than any other winery in the country.” said owner Jim Carter.  “We decided to enter a number of the large international contests to present a special selection of our top wines to see how they measure up abroad.” – Owner, Jim Carter.

The world class winemakers at South Coast Winery combine old world techniques with new world style to produce a wide range of award winning wines, which have garnered South Coast Winery over 1,600 awards and medals in both domestic and international competitions. Adding to the running total are the latest results for South Coast Winery’s 2012 wins:

Monterey Wine Competition
Best of Show (Fortified Wines) NV South Coast Winery Black Jack Port
Gold 2008 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Meritage and 2011 South Coast Winery Tempranillo Rosé
Silver 2008 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Syrah and 2008 South Coast Winery Blanc de Blanc Sparkling

New World International Wine Competition
Best of Varietal 2008 South Coast Winery Group Therapy
Best of Class (Rhone Blend – Red) 2008 South Coast Winery Group Therapy
Gold (three) 2008 South Coast Winery Group Therapy, South Coast Winery Black Jack Port and South Coast Winery Blanc de Blanc Sparkling
Silver (three) NV South Coast Winery Romanza, 2008 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Il Temporale and 2008 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Meritage

2012 San Diego International Wine Competition
Gold 2011 South Coast Winery Tempranillo Rose
Silver NV South Coast Winery Romanza, 2008 South Coast Winery Blanc de Blanc and NV South Coast Winery Black Jack Port

Vinalies Internationales 2012 – Paris, France
Gold 2006 Carter Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver 2008 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Syrah
Silver 2010 South Coast Winery GVR

The Golden Glass – Slow Food San Francisco
Silver 2008 South Coast Winery GSM
Silver 2009 South Coast Winery GVR

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Silver 2008 South Coast Winery GSM and South Coast Winery Big Red Table Wine
Bronze 2006 South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 South Coast Winery GVR and
NV South Coast Winery Ruby Cuvee
 
Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
Best in Class, Rhone Blend  2008 South Coast Winery GSM
Gold 2009 South Coast Winery GVR
 
Inland Empire Magazine Wine Competition
Gold 2010 South Coast Winery Sauvignon Blanc and NV South Coast Winery Blanc de Noir
Silver 2008 South Coast Winery GSM

These 32 recent wine awards and medals, awarded in the past four months, solidify South Coast Winery’s ranking among the top wineries in the nation.

About South Coast Winery Resort & Spa:
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is a 38-acre destination property in the heart of Southern California Temecula Wine Country that produces award-winning wines.   Since opening doors in 2003, South Coast Winery has garnered over 1,600 awards and medals in both domestic and international competitions, and has been has been named "Best Winery in California" two years in a row.  The property also has private villas, a gourmet restaurant, tasting room and luxurious spa.  South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is located at 34843 Rancho California Road in the heart of Temecula’s Wine Country. For more information about South Coast Winery Resort & Spa,
please visit www.SouthCoastWinery.com
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