SOUTH COAST WINERY COMPLETES 2010 WINE COMPETITION CIRCUITS

SOUTH COAST WINERY COMPLETES 2010 WINE COMPETITION CIRCUITS
           RANKED AMONG TOP IN THE NATION

TEMECULA, CA – AUGUST 12, 2010 – The results are in and Southern California Temecula Valley’s very own South Coast Winery is capturing the attention from both international and national wine buyers and critics across the nation for its wine quality, value, and selection.
 
From vine to shelf, South Coast Winery has always placed quality ahead of quantity.  With 63 of its wines earning 338 awards and medals from both regional and international wine competitions in 2010 alone, there is little doubt in anybody's mind that South Coast Winery is committed to producing quality wines and adhering to quality production methods.  As owner/vintner, Jim Carter, summarizes it, “We started with great passion and commitment to making the finest wines possible here at our winery.  As you can see, the efforts of our winemakers Jon McPherson and Javier Flores have really been paying off in the amount of medals that we are winning.  But, our commitment is still to produce the finest wines possible, which we now know are already in the bottles awaiting release next year.”  

SUMMARY OF SOUTH COAST WINERY
2010 WINE COMPETITION RESULTS

1 Winery of the Year (tied with Chateau Ste. Michelle)
6 Chairman’s Award/Double Gold
28 Best of Class
56 Gold Medals
143 Silver/Platinum Medals
101 Bronze Medals
28 Best of Class Medals
1 Best Sparkling Wine Medal
1 Best Dessert Wine Medal


Always the visionary, Jim Carter set out to create the finest vineyards that would produce the greatest wines, however, that’s not all Carter found himself particularly good at.  The resort side of the South Coast enterprise completes the wine country experience and has earned high rankings on the internet’s top travel sites, including Expedia and Trip Advisor.   “The blending of nature, fine wine, fine food, and elegant comforts, presented to guests with gracious hospitality” is taken from the organization’s Vision Statement.  Says Carter, “South Coast Winery understands the important role it plays in helping raise the level of awareness in the domestic and international circles about the high quality wines being produced in the Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Region and takes this job seriously.” 
South Coast Winery produces a broad portfolio of premium wines that are 100% grown and produced with care under his tutelage in Southern California's up and coming Temecula Valley Wine Country.  Over the course of the first five years of its production, the winery has received over 950 awards and medals from both regional and international wine competitions.   The winery graces the grounds of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, a 38-acre destination property located in the heart of Temecula’s Wine Country at 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, California and also has a wine-country themed restaurant and tasting room in the heart of Orange County California, and both can be found online at www.southcoastwinery.com


For more information about this release, electronic photos or to schedule a private media tour of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, contact Crystal Magon at (951) 587-9463 Ext. 7204 or cmagon@wineresort.com.   Those Interested in wine distribution opportunities should contact Brenda Ruocco at (951) 587-9463 Ext. 7244 or bruocco@wineresort.com

Contact:
Crystal Magon
Director of Sales & Marketing
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA  92591
951-587-9463 Ext. 7204
www.WineResort.com