South Coast Winery News


January 28, 2013 – Results are coming in for the 2013 Wine Competitions and the competition is heating up in Southern California with the dominance of South Coast Winery in the international mix. With the addition of the recent results from the Winemakers Challenge and San Francisco Wine Competition, South Coast Winery has now topped the charts, earning a total of 1,800 medals in both domestic and international wine competitions, one of the highest in the nation.

Contrary to popular belief, one need not travel to the northern part of the state to take advantage of an array of award-winning wines. South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, located in Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country, produces 65,000 cases annually and has been growing grapes, blending quality fruit with wine-making savoir-faire and creating over 40 varietals of wines, which have earned all the medals, within a very short time span: ten years.


According to Peggy Evans, Executive Director, Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association, "The ability to garner that number of awards in such a short span of time acknowledges the passion Jim has for this valley - and this industry as a whole. The dedication of time, energy and funds required to create a world class winery like South Coast demands a determination and a drive to succeed that Jim displays in every way, every day. He has not only put South Coast Winery on the map, but has paved the way for the entire Temecula Valley to be recognized as a player in the California wine world. For that, we owe him a tremendous thank you." Producing just 65,000 cases of wines each year, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is a two–time title holder of the prestigious CALIFORNIA STATE WINERY OF THE YEAR award. In 2008/2009 it shocked the wine industry when it beat out generations’ old wine producers AND then managed to garner the award with a back–to–back win for the 2009/2010 competition. 

Better still, perhaps, is the fact that South Coast Winery’s 39–acre Southern California resort not only houses breathtaking vineyards and a stellar wine production facility with tasting room, but South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is also home to a 15,000 square foot GrapeSeed Spa with specialty vine–based spa treatments, the Vineyard Rose restaurant which has held the coveted Wine Enthusiast Award of Excellence for the past three years, 76 private villasand 50 specialty suites tucked away in the vineyards for luxurious overnight accommodations, and several extraordinary indoor and outdoor meeting and function spaces throughout the property. Because the property is independently owned and operated, it has the ability to customize celebrations to each guest’s unique taste and has the professional staff to ensure a smooth and timely execution. From white–glove lunches in the gardens, to Roof Top Concerts In the Clouds, to Winemakers Dinners in our Library Reserve Room, and everything in between, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is a tasteful wine–based adventure to be talked about for months and years to come.

To date, South Coast Winery’s 2013 GOLD Medalists Include:
NV South Coast Winery Gewurztraminer Sparkling
2011 South Coast Winery Sauvignon Blanc Musque Clone
2011 South Coast Winery Tempranillo Rose
2009 Carter Estates Penrose
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