South Coast Winery Taking Wine Competitions by Storm


Contact: 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 – June 26, 2009 – The wine competition results are starting to come in now, and South Coast Winery, last year’s winner of the prestigious California Golden State Winery of the Year award, is capturing the attention from both international and national wine buyers and critics across the nation for its wine quality, value, and selection.
From vine to shelf, South Coast Winery has always placed quality ahead of quantity.  In fact, with results just now coming in from the San Francisco International Wine Competition and the Los Angeles International Wine Competitions over the past few days, our winemakers have done it again.   They've earned an impressive 41 medals in these two competitions alone -- including 6 Gold Medals; 13 Silver Medals; 18 Bronze Medals; 1 Best of Show Medals and 3 Best of Class Medals.
This means South Coast Winery wines have earned a whopping 228 medals to date in 2009 competitions, compared to 161 medals for the same period last year.

A quick at-a-glance look at the comparison chart below, detailing South Coast Winery's 2008-2009 competition awards, demonstrates just how well this winery is pacing.  Better still is the fact that the results are still pending from a few other major wine competitions that have yet to occur, making it a distinct possibility that this winery could very well beat last year’s wine competition results of 255 Awards and Medals and bring home the California State Winery of the Year "Golden Bear" Award for the second consecutive year.


MEDALS                    2009 Results to Date             2008 Results Same Period
Gold Sweepstakes:                     2                                           0
Chairman's Award
         Double Gold:                      3                                           0
Best of Show 
        Sweepstakes:                     2                                           0
Best of Class:                             6                                          13
Best of Region:                           0                                            1
Gold:                                         38                                         26
Silver:                                       101                                        76
Bronze:                                       76                                       44
TOTALS:                                   228                                      160

South Coast Winery produces a broad portfolio of premium wines that are 100% grown and produced with care under the tutelage of owner/vintner Jim Carter 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 600 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   Those interested in wine distribution opportunities should contact Brenda Ruocco at (951) 587-9463 Ext. 7244 or