South Coast Tops International Charts Again


Crystal Magon
Director of Sales & Marketing
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
951-587-9463 Ext. 7204




TEMECULA, CA – MARCH 18, 2009: With the 2009 Wine Competitions in full swing and results being announced each day, it is not surprising then that South Coast Winery is once again proving itself to be the "gem" of Southern California’s Temecula Valley Wine Country for creating quality, world-class wines that are perfectly priced to give consumers incredible flavor and value.

The latest results arrived in-house today from the Jerry D. Mead New World International Wine Competition in which South Coast Winery earned the following 14 top awards:

1 Best of Class
2008 South Coast Winery Gewürztraminer

3 Gold
2007 South Coast Winery GVR
2008 South Coast Winery Gewürztraminer
NV South Coast Winery Black Jack Port

10 Silver
2007 South Coast Winery Sauvignon Blanc
2007 South Coast Winery Chardonnay San Chêne
2007 South Coast Winery South Coast Viognier
2008 South Coast Winery Merlot Rose
2004 SC Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Meritage
2005 SC Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Sangiovese
2005 South Coast Winery Rolling Hills Merlot
2004 SC Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Merlot
2005 South Coast Winery Rolling Hills Syrah
2006 South Coast Winery Zinfandel

South Coast Winery owner and vintner Jim Carter shared this, "Last year's New World International Wine Competition judges awarded us a total of 12 medals -- 1 Gold, 5 Silver and 6 Bronze -- however, in looking at the mix of South Coast Winery’s reds, whites, sparkling and port wines that earned the top-tier awards this year, we're absolutely delighted with these impressive results."

“In fact, in these uncertain economic times, South Coast Winery is steadily proving to its valued customer base -- and the industry at large -- that quality, award winning wines don't have to cost a lot of money, and great wine selections can be bought locally by Californians with confidence and pride."

South Coast Winery shocked the industry last year when it earned the prestigious California State Winery of the Year award, so wine enthusiasts and novices alike are keeping close watch this year on South Coast Winery as the 2009 competitions unfold. South Coast Winery has garnered an impressive 51 awards and medals from the four competitions held to date, including 1 Best of Show, 2 Best of Class, 10 Gold, 35 Silver, and 17 Bronze. Click here for a complete listing of awards and medals.

South Coast Winery produces a broad portfolio of premium wines that are 100% grown and produced with care under his tutelage in Southern California's up and coming Temecula Valley Wine Country. Over the course of the first five years of its production, the winery has received over 650 awards and medals from both regional and international wine competitions. The winery graces the grounds of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, a 38-acre destination property located in the heart of Temecula’s Wine Country at 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, California and also has a wine-country themed restaurant and tasting room in the heart of Orange County California, and both can be found online at

For more information about this release, electronic photos or to schedule a private media tour of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, contact Crystal Magon at (951) 587-9463 Ext. 7204 or