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South Coast Winery Hits 1800 Medal Mark

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With the addition of recent results from the Winemakers Challenge and San Francisco Wine Competition, South Coast Winery has now earned a total of 1,800 medals in both domestic and international wine competitions.

Jim Carter and South Coast winemakers PicmonkeyJim Carter introduces diners to South Coast winemakers Jon McPherson (left) and Javier Flores (right).

Jim Carter’s South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is located in Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country. The operation has planted vineyards and grown to an annual production of 65,000 cases in just 10 years. The winery has won awards for 40 different varietals.

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 Carter 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."

The winery production facility, tasting room and some vineyard land are part of a 39–acre resort. The property provides 76 private villas and 50 specialty suites tucked away in the vineyards for overnight accommodations and has a 15,000 square foot GrapeSeed Spa with specialty vine–based spa treatments. The resort is also home to the Vineyard Rose restaurant, which has received the Wine Enthusiast Award of Excellence for the past three years.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is a two–time title holder of the prestigious Golden State Winery of the Year award conferred by the California State Fair.

To date, South Coast Winery’s 2013 Gold Medalists Include:NV South Coast Winery Gewurztraminer Sparkling2011 South Coast Winery Sauvignon Blanc Musque Clone2011 South Coast Winery Tempranillo Rose2009 Carter Estates PenroseFor complete listing, click here

 

Editor's note: If you're planing a visit to Southern California's up-and-coming Temecula Valley wine country, you may want to check out Taste California Travel's Resource Directory. There you will find links to the websites of hundreds of Lodging and Dining options, as well as links to the sites of all the wineries and even brewpubs in the area.

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