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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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