Keswick Vineyards Honored at San Francisco International Wine Competition
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Keswick Vineyards Press Release
Keswick Vineyards, a family-owned award-winning vineyard located in Albemarle County, captured gold medals for their 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and 2012 Norton Reserve in California, the heart of America’s wine country, at the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition.
Keswick Vineyards’ 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve bested some highly valued Napa Valley cabernets, often considered the benchmark or standard to which all New World cabernets are judged, including some that retail for over $100 a bottle.
Keswick Vineyards has an impressive track record with its Cabernet Sauvignon under the direction of Winemaker Stephen Barnard. The first Cabernet based wines he made, the 2007 Keswick Vineyards Cabernet and the 2007 Heritage, went on to win the Virginia Governors Cup in 2009 and a Platinum medal at the San Diego International Wine Competition, respectively.
In 2009 and 2010, Keswick Vineyards produced and bottled single varietal Cabernets. The 2009 won a double gold medal at theSan Francisco International wine competition in 2012 and the 2010 won a gold medal in this year’s competition, making it the 3rd competition.
Cabernet in a row to garner a gold medal for Keswick in a CA wine The San Francisco International Wine Competition is generally regarded as the largest and most prestigious wine competition in the United States as it brings in wines from 26 states and 31 countries, including such noteworthy regions as Italy, France, Australia, and Napa Valley, California. In total, 4570 wines were submitted for judging.
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