July 27, 2012 - 2012 Sunset International Wine Competition Gold Wine Award!
We are very excited to share that we won a Gold Wine Award for our 2009 Vindemia Syrah in this years Sunset International Wine Competition. They had a response of 2,837 entries from the United States and around the world! The judging, held at Sunset's campus on July 9th and 10th, was conducted by 51 of the most respected wine experts in the country, led by honorary chairs Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker, Ravenswood; Tim Gaiser, MS, Former Education Director, Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas; and Sara Schneider, Sunset's wine editor.
For the past six years, the magazine has focused on revealing the "Best of the West" wine with an invitational Western Wine Awards program. The program has grown in size and influence every year. Due to the response they have received they seemed to out grow the invitation only structure and have decided to step up to a full medal-competition model - open to any winery to enter - with careful Sunset checks and balances to maintain the highest possible integrity.
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For a complete list of judges, the judging process and more CLICK HERE
April 27, 2012 - How the Winery Purchased it's first Barrels...
In 2003 we participated in The Great Balloon Race, an event that has been taking place since 1973 at the Kentucky Derby Festival, and won First Place! With the prize money intact we drove to Caton, KY the following day and purchased our first 10 barrels!
April 18, 2012 - Springtime photos at the Winery
March 1, 2012 - Eagle Visits Calle Contento
Some of the most Amazing People and Creatures visit the beautiful and relaxing vineyards and wineries on Calle Contento! This is the first sighting of an eagle along Calle Contento. It may have been sent as a spy by Screaming Eagle now that word is out about the fine artesian wines being produced on Calle Contento.
March 1, 2012 - Welcome to our blog!
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Our goal is to bring you interesting posts that are as unique as you are! We hope you love the website! We are looking forward to many changes to the website and blog over the next year. Please Contact Us with any stories that you would like to share about Wine, Wine Tasting, Vindemia, or Temecula!