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Temecula Wines Win in San Francisco!

Friday, February 7th, 2014





The 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition results are in! One of the largest wine competitions in America, this annual wine event received 5,000 entries from 1,500 wineries all across the country.

We are pleased to announce several winners from Temecula Valley, CA:

  • Callaway Winery won 2 golds, 3 silvers and 1 bronze for their 6 entries: Syrah, Rosé of Sangiovese, Muscat Canelli, Roussanne, Profonde and Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Falkner Winery won silver and bronze for 3 of their wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Meritage and Rosato.
  • Monte De Oro won 1 gold, 3 silvers and 2 bronze for: Petite Sirah, Simplexity, Congruity, Cabernet Sauvignon, Synergy 65 and Syrah.
  • Last but not least, congratulations to Vindemia for winning the gold for their Petite Sirah!


Check out the full list of winners here.


Come experience these award-winning Temecula wines firsthand – plan your trip today!



Two Temecula Winemakers Make the Top 100 in US

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Exciting news! Two of Temecula Valley’s most prolific winemakers have been included in the “Top 100 Most Influential U.S. Winemakers” list, recently compiled by IntoWine.com.

Here are the highlights on the celebrated Temecula Valley winemakers, Joe Hart (Hart Winery) and Jon McPherson (South Coast Winery)by Michael Cervin

80-Joe Hart. Quiet and unassuming, Hart Winery is an earlier pioneer of the Temecula Valley, outside of San Diego, and Hart was only the fourth person to start a winery here. He has spent over 30 years as a champion for the Temecula wine region. Hart Winery capitalizes on the soils and climate at 1,500 feet above sea level to produce the premium varietals like Merlot, Fume´ Blanc, Viognier, Grenache Rose´, Syrah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.”

67-Jon McPherson of South Coast Winery in Temecula oversees a dizzying portfolio of red, white, sweet and sparkling wines, helping to elevate the image of the Temecula wine region and Southern California. Named California Winery of the Year for three years by the California State Fair, he has affected the perception of Southern California winemaking, and in the process has become one of the regions most awarded, and popular wineries in Temecula.

Check out IntoWine.com’s full list of Top 100 Most Influential US Winemakers here.

About the list – “This list is all about winemakers, those currently making wine here in America – not the great ones who have come before, but folks who make wines you can find now. There are some 7,000 bonded wineries in the U.S., and there’s a lot of forgettable wine being made. And in a world of homogenization of wine styles and a sense that our domestic wine industry is not legitimate without a French or Italian flair, we desire to promote regional flavor profiles of all American wine craftspeople. There are names here you’ll know and recognize, and names you never heard of but everyone on this list is influencing the public, fellow winemakers and the media in large and small ways.” – Michael Cervin, wine writer

IntoWine.com is a comprehensive site for the wine enthusiast, with sections on wine regions, varietals, wine recommendations, wine storage, wine & food pairings and much more.

















Pictures sourced from John Hunneman, Press-Enterprise: http://blog.pe.com/2013/07/29/temecula-two-local-winemakers-among-the-u-s-s-most-influential/



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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