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Temecula Wines Win Big at Los Angeles International Wine Competition

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

This just in!  Temecula Valley brings home multiple medals from the 73rd Annual Los Angeles International Wine Competition! Nearly 3,300 wines were entered, tasted by a 72-member panel comprised of international judges.

 

Judged in May 2012, there were many strong contenders, varietals and price ranges represented. For 73 years, the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition has showcased the finest domestic and international vintages through a wine-tasting event that is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious in the United States.

 

The competition is the platform for an extensive wine education program available to the nearly 1.5 million visitors at the annual L.A. County Fair. With the L.A. International Wine & Spirits Competition committed to educating the public about wine, the Fair’s wine education program features industry experts with extensive knowledge about wine growing and selection, wine tasting as well as wine and food pairings.

 

Congratulations to Best in Class winners Van Roekel and South Coast Winery for their Viognier and Riesling, respectively.

Full list of Temecula winery winners are below —

 

DANZA DEL SOL WINERY    www.danzadelsolwinery.com

  • BRONZE MEDAL  Gewurztraminer, California 2011
  • BRONZE MEDAL  Viognier, Temecula Valley 2010
  • BRONZE MEDAL  Syrah, Temecula Valley 2009

 

HART WINERY    www.hartfamilywinery.com

  • BRONZE MEDAL: Zinfandel, Huis Vineyard, Temecula Valley 2010

 

KEYWAYS VINEYARD & WINERY    www.keywayswine.com

  • SILVER MEDAL    Viognier, Estate Reserve, Temecula Valley 2011
  • BRONZE MEDAL    Moscato, California 2011
  • BRONZE MEDAL    Riesling, California 2010
  • BRONZE MEDAL    Sauvignon Blanc, Fume Blanc, Temecula Valley 2010
  • BRONZE MEDAL    Late Harvest Roussanne, Dessert Roussanne, Temecula Valley
  • BRONZE MEDAL    Charbono, California 2008

 

MAURICE CARRIE WINERY    www.mauricecarriewinery.com

  • SILVER MEDAL    Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula Valley 2010
  • BRONZE MEDAL    Sweet White Blend, Heather’s Mist, Temecula Valley
  • BRONZE MEDAL    Riesling, Temecula Valley 2011

 

VAN ROEKEL WINERY    www.mauricecarriewinery.com

  • BEST OF CLASS, GOLD MEDAL – 91 Points   Viognier, Estate, Temecula Valley 2010
  • BRONZE MEDAL    Zinfandel, Estate, Temecula Valley 2008
  • BRONZE MEDAL    Sparkling Raspberry, Raspberry, California

 

MONTE DE ORO WINERY    www.montedeoro.com

  • SILVER MEDAL    Zinfandel, Estate Grown, Galway Vineyard, Temecula Valley 2008
  • SILVER MEDAL    Cabernet Franc, Estate Grown, DePortola Vineyard, Temecula Valley 2008
  • BRONZE MEDAL    Merlot, Estate Grown, DePortola Vineyard, Temecula Valley 2008
  • BRONZE MEDAL    Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, Estate Grown, Temecula Valley 2007
  • BRONZE MEDAL    Syrah, Estate Grown, Reserve, Temecula Valley 2007

 

VINDEMIA WINERY    www.vindemia.com

  • SILVER MEDAL    Syrah, Estate, Temecula 2009

 

WILSON CREEK WINERY    www.wilsoncreekwinery.com

  • GOLD MEDAL – 90 Points    Red Sparkling, Cuvee Rouge, Temecula Valley

 

SOUTH COAST WINERY    www.southcoastwinery.com

  • BEST OF CLASS, GOLD MEDAL – 97 Points    Riesling, Temecula Valley 2011
  • GOLD MEDAL – 93 Points Sauvignon Blanc, Musque Clone, Temecula Valley 2011
  • GOLD MEDAL – 92 Points Sweet Red Blend, Romanza, South Coast
  • GOLD MEDAL – 90 Points  Brut, Temecula Valley
  • SILVER MEDAL – Blanc de Blanc, Blanc de Blanc, Temecula Valley 2008 Sparkling Gewurztraminer, Temecula Valley Port, Black Jack Port, South Coast Sparkling Pinot Grigio, Temecula Valley Muscat Canelli, Temecula Valley 2011 Sparkling Syrah, Ruby Cuvee, Temecula Valley Extra Dry, Temecula Valley Rhone Style White Blend, GVR, Temecula Valley 2010
  • BRONZE MEDAL – Sparkling Muscat, Spumante Diamante, California Rose, Merlot, South Coast 2011 Portuguese Style Red Blend, Penrose, Carter Estate, South Coast 2009 Chardonnay, Wild Horse Peak, South Coast 2009 Rose, Tempranillo, Carter Estate Vineyard, Temecula Valley 2011 Merlot, Wild Horse Peak, South Coast 2007 Late Harvest Riesling, Temecula Valley 2009

 

See all the winners from the LA International Wine Competition here!

 

 

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Temecula Wineries Win at International Competition!

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Marking its 71st anniversary, the L.A. International Wine & Spirits Competition has evolved in name and scope to feature 3,200 wine entries from around the world, judged by 75 of the leading international wine experts.  This year, judges chose the best red and white wines of the competition based on price point and our local Temecula wines were praised in multiple categories – including several BEST IN CLASS honors!

Here’s a list of the awarded Temecula wineries:

Callaway Vineyard and Winery

  • BLUSH, PINK, ROSE WINE BEST OF CLASS GOLD MEDAL Rose, Special Selection, Temecula 2009
  • GOLD MEDAL Viognier, Special Selection, Temecula 2009
  • SILVER MEDAL Pinot Gris, Special Selection, Temecula 2009
  • BRONZE MEDAL Syrah, Winemaker’s Reserve, California 2007

Falkner Winery

  • SILVER MEDAL Rose, Estate, Rosato, Temecula Valley 2009
  • BRONZE MEDAL Riesling, Temecula Valley 2008

Hart Winery

  • SILVER MEDAL Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula Valley 2009
  • BRONZE MEDAL Mourvedre, Cruz Way Vineyard, Temecula Valley 2008
  • BRONZE MEDAL Sangiovese, Huis Vineyard, Temecula Valley 2007

Monte De Oro Winery (our newest association member!)

  • BEST OF CLASS GOLD MEDAL Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, Estate Grown, Temecula Valley 2006
  • GOLD MEDAL Syrah, Reserve Estate, Vista Del Monte Vineyard Temecula Valley 2006
  • SILVER MEDAL Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah Blends, Synergy 65, Temecula Valley 2006
  • BRONZE MEDAL Syrah, Estate Grown, Temecula Valley 2007
  • BRONZE MEDAL Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 2007

Mount Palomar Winery

  • SILVER MEDAL Cortese, Castelletto, Temecula Valley 2008
  • SILVER MEDAL Bordeaux Blends, Meritage, Temecula Valley 2006
  • BRONZE MEDAL Merlot, Temecula Valley 2006

South Coast Winery (highlights)

  • BEST OF CLASS GOLD MEDAL Syrah, Carter Estate, South Coast 2007
  • BEST OF CLASS GOLD MEDAL Chardonnay, Sans Chene, Temecula Valley 2008
  • BEST OF CLASS GOLD MEDAL Rhone Style White Blends, GVR, Temecula Valley 2008
  • BEST OF CLASS GOLD MEDAL Sparkling Brut, Temecula Valley 
  • BEST OF CLASS GOLD MEDAL Viognier, Temecula Valley 2007
  • GOLD MEDAL Muscat, Temecula Valley 2009
  • GOLD MEDAL Petite Sirah, Wild Horse Peak, South Coast 2008

Wiens Family Cellars

  • SILVER MEDAL Syrah, Reserve, Temecula Valley 2007
  • BRONZE MEDAL Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, Temecula Valley 2007
  • BRONZE MEDAL Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Temecula Valley 2007
  • BRONZE MEDAL Merlot, Reserve, California 2007 BRONZE MEDAL Petite Sirah, Reserve, Riverside County 2007
  • BRONZE MEDAL Cabernet Sauvignon, Refugio, Artist Series Temecula Valley 2008

Vindemia Vineyards and Winery

  • GOLD MEDAL Cabernet Franc, Temecula Valley 2008
  • SILVER MEDAL Bordeaux Blends, Commonwealth, Temecula 2006

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Congratulations to all the winners!  Keep showing off those masterful wine-making skills!

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