Wines from five clients of Temecula Valley Winery Management were judged among the best in the Temecula Valley and Cucamonga wine regions, according to a panel of wine critics and industry professionals assembled by Inland Empire magazine. The five boutique wineries won 10 medals – including 7 gold — at the 2nd annual Inland Empire Wine Awards. They were selected from 100 wines judged in a double-blind competition. Tim Kramer, consulting winemaker for TVWM was also named winemaker of the year by Inland Empire magazine, which featured the award winners in its April 2011 edition.
Gold medals winners included: Vitagliano Vineyard Winery 2007 Bendetto blend; Viatgliano Vineyard Winery 2006 Primitivo; Woodworth Vineyards 2008 Pinot Noir; Middle Ridge Winery 2007 Cinsaut; Lorenzi Estate 2009 Columbia Valley Pinot Grigio; Woodworth Vineyards 2009 Sweet Sophie and Lorenzi Estate NV Bacio dessert wine.
Fazeli Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon and Middle Ridge 2007 Meritage won silver medals and Fazeli Cellars 2006 Yalda won a bronze. Woodworth Vineyard’s 2008 Pinot Noir also won a gold medal at the 9th Annual Pinot Noir Summit and finished third in its judging category. Woodworth’s 2008 Pinot Noir achieved scores of 93 and 94 from judges who tasted more than 360 competing wines from the United States, France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand.
“These awards clearly show TVWM’s commitment to making great wines and helping its client boutique wineries succeed in a tough business without spending the millions of dollars typically needed to start a traditional winery,” said Patrick Bartlett, executive director of TVWM, a full-service winery management company that has dramatically lowered the cost of entry into the wine business.
Temecula Valley Winery Management, whose Virtual Vineyard to Vendor facility in Temecula allows small winemakers and growers to create and market their own boutique wines. The wines are available at selected restaurants throughout Southern California and through The Collective, an intimate two-story tasting room at 28544 Front Street in Temecula that features a spectacular up-lit onyx wine bar and cozy bench seating for patrons.
TVWM’s Virtual Vineyard to Vendor facility operates as a fully bonded winery host facility and provides a secured space for multiple winemakers to process their own grapes and produce their own wines under the guidance of award-winning consulting winemaker Tim Kramer.
Posted on 04/20/11 by Allison