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Eric Trump Wins Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s "Rising Star" Award

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Trump Winery Press Release

Charlottesville, VA – November 14, 2013: Eric Trump, EVP of Development & Acquisitions at the Trump Organization and President of Trump Winery, has been awarded Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s “Rising Star” for the 2013 Wine Star Awards to be held in New York City on January 27, 2014.

Trump Winery, Virginia’s largest vineyard, led by Eric Trump, has made milestones since it opened in October 2011. In just two years, the winery has managed to undertake massive remodeling projects, establish distribution in twenty states, and export to three countries, all while winning many of the most prestigious accolades nationwide. In May 2013, Trump Winery received a 91 point rating from Wine Enthusiast for the Sp Reserve making it Virginia’s highest rated wine in history. The wines have also taken gold medals at the most prestigious competitions including San Francisco International, San Diego International, International Eastern, the Finger Lakes International, and many others. The winery also received top honors for Sp Blanc de Blanc winning “best of sparkling” at the Jefferson Cup Invitational.

After hearing about the win, Eric exclaimed, “Wine Enthusiast Magazine is a leader in the industry. To be recognized with this award from such a publication is truly an honor and a humbling experience. We set out to be leaders in the wine industry and to compete with the best wines worldwide and we are going to continue with this goal.”

Kerry Woolard, General Manager of Trump Winery, noted that “This is an incredible time for Virginia wine; with Eric Trump winning the Rising Star award and Mr. Zonin, owner of Barboursville Vineyards, winning the life time achievement award. It is a privilege to be a part of Virginia’s legacy of excellence in winemaking. Eric deserves so much credit for establishing Trump Winery as a winery that can compete with the best in world. Eric has been paramount to the heightened success of Trump Winery and Virginia wine.”

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