NEVADA CITY, Calif. (PRWEB) – Grass Valley-based boutique winery, Clavey Vineyards & Winery, has won top placements from three prestigious establishments: Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Sunset International Wine Competition, and Monterey International Wine Competition.
Wine Enthusiast (will appear in late summer issues)
Sunset International Wine Competition
Monterey International Wine Competition
This brings us to 13 awards to date for 2019, including recognition from the esteemed San Francisco Chronicles, West Coast Wine Competition, and the Jefferson Cup Invitational among others.
“My wife Summer and I are excited to bring our boutique winery on a national stage,” says Executive Winemaker Josh Orman. “We are very proud that our family-owned winery is furthering the Sierra Foothill appellation on the wine map. Our dream is to bring more delicious natural wine options to the public.”
From the Sierra Foothills in Northern California, Clavey Vineyards & Winery specializes in unfiltered and unfined wines that are Certified Vegan. With a growing portfolio of award-winning wines, Clavey’s eco-friendly wines are ideal for environmentally conscious wine consumers and those with dietary restrictions.
These wines are now available in several locations including our Tasting Room in Nevada City, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op, and online at http://www.claveywine.com.
For more about Clavey, please visit http://www.claveywine.com or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.
MORGAN HILL — The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley is pleased to announce medal winners in state and international competitions.
Santa Clara Wineries were recognized for their collection of quality wines in recent international and state competitions, participating in the Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition, The Central Coast Wine Competition and the Sunset International Wine Competition.
The highlights for the recent competitions include Solis Winery, awarded Best of Show, Best White Wine, for their 2018 Fiano at the Central Coast Wine Competition. Church Creek Cellars received at Double Gold and a 92 point rating for their 2014 Merlot at the Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition. La Vie Dansante took Best of Class Double Gold at the Sunset International Wine Competition with their 2015 Nocturne.
“With the bar set high for 2019 after a winning 2018 competition year, all of our 34 wineries, big or small, continue to prove to other wine regions statewide and internationally that the Santa Clara Valley is one to watch..” says Stacy Giannini, Director of Marketing for the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley. “Collectively, the wineries racked up 7 Double Gold Medal, 13 Gold Medals, 42 Silver Medals and 17 Bronze Medals as well as 2 Best in Class and 1 Best in Show. Many of these award-winning wines will be shared during our Fall Passport VIP Kick Off party on September 6t h.”
The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley is an association representing member wineries that grow and produce wines in one of the oldest wine producing regions of California.
With the first plantings at the Santa Clara Mission in 1798, the region of Santa Clara Valley represents one of the oldest growing traditions in the country. The Santa Clara Valley is now home to over three dozen wineries, of every size and shape, from long-established family operations to relatively small newcomers. On March 28, 1989, the Santa Clara Valley received AVA status; prior to this the region’s wines were typically labeled ‘Central Coast’ or ‘Santa Clara County’.
(WALLA WALLA, Wash.) — Further solidifying its place in the upper echelon of wine destinations worldwide, Walla Walla has been named Best Wine Town in the Sunset Magazine 2018 Travel Awards. The results were recently posted to the Sunset.com website and can be viewed HERE, and will appear in the August issue of Sunset Magazine. Walla Walla was previously a runner-up in the Best Food Town category of the Sunset Travel Awards in 2015 and 2016.
“Nothing epitomizes the romance of and the relationship between wine, food, and travel in the West quite like Sunset Magazine does. To be recognized by their editors as the Best Wine Town for 2018 is a tremendous honor, particularly considering the popularity and reputation of other towns that qualify in the category. This award is one to be shared and celebrated by the very people — from the wineries, winemakers, and growers, to the restaurateurs, retailers, and residents — who make Walla Walla such a vibrant community and who truly made it possible.”
Entries were judged by Sunset’s editorial staff based on the following criteria: relevance to Sunset audience (50 percent); newsworthiness (20 percent); uniqueness (20 percent); aesthetic appeal (5 percent); and convenience and feasibility (5 percent). Visit Walla Walla’s entry focused on new and notable wineries, lodging properties, and restaurants, as well as the town’s overall vibe that blends “small-town charm with a contemporary feel — described as ‘rural-chic Americana’ — to offer a truly unique wine, culinary, cultural, and outdoor experience.”
Sunset’s editors praised Walla Walla’s wineries, wines, restaurants, and amenities, noting, “Widely known for its wheat and sweet onions, Walla Walla is also gaining recognition for its 120 wineries and tasting rooms, many of which occupy restored early-20th-century buildings. Show up at Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen on any night of the week, and you may find it filled with young winemakers behind some of the best Cabernets and Syrahs in the country. Chefs have followed the grapes, and the combination has energized this once-sleepy community. The introduction of nearby Eritage Resort — a 10-room refuge slated to open this summer, with lakeside villas to come — is bound to seal the deal.”
For more information on planning a trip, go to visitwallawalla.com.
About Walla Walla:
As the unofficial capital of Washington wine country, Walla Walla is home to more than 120 wineries, a nationally recognized culinary scene, access to an abundance of outdoor recreation, and an arts & entertainment scene that rivals cities many times its size. This community of just over 30,000 residents is known for many things, including its friendliness and hospitality, the quality of its wine, and of course the famous Walla Walla Sweet Onion. An easy and scenic four-hour drive from Seattle, Portland, or Boise, Walla Walla can also be accessed via Alaska Airlines daily non-stop flights from Seattle. For more information and to begin planning a trip to Walla Walla, visit www.visitwallawalla.com.
“Wine Down and Taste the Diversity in Downtown Paso Robles” featuring Paso Wine Man
Paso Robles, CA –The Downtown Paso Robles Wineries, a group of over 20 tasting rooms located in the beautiful and historic Downtown Paso Robles area, is releasing a 3-part video series touting the unique wine tasting experience available to the Downtown Paso Robles visitor. Each video features the affable Paso Wine Man, actor Casey Biggs, as he strolls downtown extolling the endless diversity of wines the tasting rooms have to offer, open arms hospitality and ease of access.
Each video will be released this spring on the Paso Robles Downtown Wineries You Tube Channel. First in the series was released May 17, 2018. Please subscribe to channel to receive notification of each release.
The Downtown Paso Robles Wineries tasting rooms are conveniently located within walking distance of each other, boutique shopping, olive oil tasting and many of Paso Robles’ best hotels and restaurants. Production ranges from micro wineries of 500 cases or less, to larger production wineries of over 20,000 cases. Each tasting room offers a unique tasting experience, often with the winemaker available to answer questions and provide wine making insights. Many tasting rooms offer afternoon live music, and extended evening hours for the convenience of diners looking to “wine down” after the day and before dinner reservations.
Our wineries offer representation of the 14 sub AVA’s within the greater Paso Robles wine growing region, named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2013, and “Best Wine Country Town” by Sunset Travel Awards in 2016.
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“Paso Robles is really becoming a destination for wine, craft beer, and distillery lovers,” says Uncorked Wine Tours Owner Katie Hayward. “The wine offering in Paso is diverse – the vineyards here grow about 40 different varieties of grapes – so you really get to try a lot of wines during your tour, and meet some very interesting vintners.”
Topping the list of must-stops for 2017 wine tours in Paso Robles: Halter Ranch, in Paso Robles’ Adelaida District. “Halter Ranch was recently featured in Sunset Magazine, calling it a ‘Cadillac operation throughout.’ Visitors to Halter Ranch will love its beautiful, state-of-the-art winery, caves, and brand new tasting room with a giant patio. Many tours are complimentary, although they do offer more extensive tours of their historic 900-acre property for a charge.”
Next up on the can’t-miss Paso Robles wine tour with Uncorked is Shale Oak on Oakdale Rd, just off of Highway 46 West. “Shale Oak is a Gold LEED certified winery, and their commitment to sustainability and stewardship of the land has resulted in some tremendous, limited quantity wines, so every visit is unique. Shale Oak ups the ante with savory brownie and truffle pairings, and a very casual, warm vibe that our Paso Robles wine tour guests love.”
Also in the list of Paso Robles wine tour must-sees for 2017 is J Dusi, an elegant evolution of one of the area’s oldest wine-making families. “I love the story behind the wines at this place. Janell Dusi is a passionate winemaker, trained by her grandfather Dante on the art of old world Italian winemaking – something he learned from Italian immigrant parents Sylvester and Caterina. You’ll enjoy the rich tradition, and the wines – something you have to taste for yourself!”
Rounding out Uncorked Wine Tours must-sees for Paso Robles Wine Tours is the up and coming industrial-yet-chill Tin City. “Tin City has many garagiste style wineries, (Garagistes refers to a group of winemakers in the Bordeaux region, producing “Vins de garage,” or “garage wine.”) a brewery, a cider tasting room, and distillery, with more tasting rooms to come. It’s an unexpected location, tucked behind a service road off Highway 101 at the southern edge of Paso Robles. Tour guests enjoy Tin City’s collaborative tasting events, food trucks, festivals, and soon, an on-site restaurant.”
About Uncorked Wine Tours
Uncorked Wine Tours offers exceptional wine tasting excursions in Paso Robles Wine Country and San Luis Obispo’s Edna Valley. Led by Central Coast native Katie Hayward, Uncorked Wine Tours offers custom itineraries, personalized service, shuttle service, gift cards and more. Visit http://www.uncorkedwinetours.net to learn more.
PASO ROBLES, CA – Sunset Magazine has announced that Paso Robles has been named the 2016 Best Wine Country Town in the magazine’s annual Travel Awards. The region’s winemakers, restaurateurs and hoteliers are thrilled to be held in the highest regard among some of the West’s most recognized wine producing regions.
Paso Robles Wine Country, located along California’s famed Central Coast, is midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Established in 1983 with 17 wineries, Paso Robles currently has over 200 wineries and 40,000 vineyard acres. Paso’s welcoming accommodations range from full service hotels to quaint vineyard B&B’s. Delicious farm-to-table cuisine is abundant, complemented by the world-class wine produced throughout Paso Robles Wine Country.
“As our fans know, and new visitors are sure to discover, the entire Paso Robles wine community is passionate about what we do and sharing it with our guests,” said Jennifer Porter, Executive Director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. “We are humbled and honored by this recognition, which recognizes the efforts of the entire Paso Robles community that comes together to create the Paso Robles Wine Country experience.”
Since its founding in 1898 by the Southern Pacific, Sunset Magazine has established itself as the West’s most trusted source of travel information. The Sunset Travel Awards were introduced to honor excellence and innovation in the tourism industry across the 13 Western states, British Columbia, and Alberta. The Sunset Travel Awards focus the magazine’s 4.5 million readers to the West’s standout travel destinations, organizations, and businesses within 20 different categories. Winners of the 2016 Sunset Magazine Travel Awards will be featured in the August 2016 edition of Sunset Magazine.
Paso Robles is proud to hold the honor as the 2016 Best Wine Country Town alongside its 2013 recognition as Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Wine Region of the Year.
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance will be hosting a Paso Robles wine tasting event in Oakland, near Sunset Magazine’s headquarters, on Thursday, July 28. For more information on the Paso Robles Grand Tasting in Oakland, visit www.pasowine.com.
ABOUT PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCE
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance represents wineries, growers and businesses in Paso Robles Wine Country. Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along California’s Central Coast, Paso Robles Wine Country is California’s third largest wine region. It encompasses more than 40,000 vineyard acres and 200 wineries. For more information, visit www.pasowine.com. @PasoRoblesWine, #PasoWine