Eagles Nest medalist again! – 2 Gold Medals in 2009 Temecula Wine Competition!

by Dennis Grimes on July 30, 2009

Two San Diego County Wineries won Golds in 2009 Temecula Wine competition – Eagles Nest & Schwaesdall

Eagles Nest Winery (Twitter: @eaglesnestwine, FaceBook http://facebook.com/eaglesnestwine) wins two Gold medals in Temecula Wine Society Competition at July 29th 2009 Awards Dinner benefiting their Oenology Scholarship program. The dinner was hosted at Wiens Family Cellers event center. Other San Diego County award winners are posted at end of this posting, below.

Wien Family Cellars Event Pavillion

Wiens Family Cellars Event Pavillion

Eagles Nest Winery won Gold Medals for its 2007 Estate Syrah and 2007 Reserve Syrah. The classic wines featured the deep color and flavor extraction so characteristic of hand-made boutique wines.

Food Pairing: Syrah can handle robust, hearty foods, including grilled or braised meats. Lamb is a classic pairing. Full-flavored dishes, thick stews and herby grilled vegetables are other ideal matches.

Pictured below is a portion of our estate Syrah vineyards that produced the award winning wine.

Listed further below are the San Diego County wineries medalists in the Temecula competition.

View of Eagles Nest Syrah Vineyards

View of Eagles Nest Syrah Vineyards

Congratulations to the following San Diego County wineries:

(Listed alphabetically by Winery, Vintage, Varietal, AVA)

Gold Medals

  • Eagles Nest Winery – 2007 Syrah Estate Ramona Valley
  • Eagles Nest Winery – 2007 Syrah South Coast
  • Ramona Winery – Schwaesdall — Non Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon South Coast

Silver Medals

  • Cactus Star Vineyard – Scaredy Cat Ranch Tempranillo Ramona Valley
  • Hawk Watch — 2006 Synthesis South Coast
  • Orrin Vineyards – 2006 Zinfandel South Coast
  • Ramona Winery – Schwaesdall – Non Vintage  Merlot South Coast

Bronze Medals

  • Hawk Watch — 2005 Meritage South Coast
  • Hawk Watch — 2006 Syrah South Coast
  • La Serenissima 2006 Cabernet Franc South Coast
  • Mahogany Mountain – 2007 Zinfandel Ramona Valley
  • Orfila Vineyards & Winery 2006 Merlot South Coast
  • Orfila Vineyards & Winery 2006 Sangiovese South Coast
  • Orfila Vineyards & Winery 2005 Syrah South Coast
  • Orfila Vineyards & Winery Non Vintage Viognier South Coast
  • Pamo Valley Winery – 2006 Syrah Ramona Valley
  • Shadow Mountain Vineyards 2008 Muscat South Coast
  • Shadow Mountain Vineyards 2007 Casignone South Coast
  • Shadow Mountain Vineyards 2005 Variation-3 South Coast
  • Woof’ n Rose Winery 2007 Cabernet Franc Ramona Valley
  • Woof’ n Rose Winery 2007 Cabernet Franc Ramona Valley
  • Woof’ n Rose Winery 2007 Merlot Ramona Valley

Link to Temecula Wine Society’s award page here

Wien Family Cellars,  Temecula CA

Wiens Family Cellars, Temecula CA

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Average Joe April 10, 2010 at 09:54

I have visited Wiens on many occations for Temecula wine tasting and find it has some of the best red wines of the temecula wineries.

Heather September 16, 2009 at 12:42

Hi Dennis!

I was curious if you ever attend wine tastings? I would like to send you some information but I am not sure of the best email address to send it. Thanks!

La Jolla Mom August 28, 2009 at 06:42

Love the site! I found it through Pulling the Cork who kindly featured one of my wine articles (I do a wine on Wednesday series). I want to write more about Temecula so your site is such a great resource. I subscribed. Cheers!

Dennis Grimes August 29, 2009 at 09:50

Welcome and thank you! Beyond running the winery and luxury vacation lodging venue we try to share what we are doing in the vineyards, at the winery in several venues including this blog, on Twitter, Facebook.

I hope you forgive the low level self-promotion but we also seek out new customers for our wines and lodging services. The property is beautiful and a labor of love please visit us for a vacation cottage tour! Please see http://eaglesnestwinery.com

Arsento August 22, 2009 at 09:38

Are you a professional journalist? You write very well.

Dennis Grimes August 7, 2009 at 08:18

Many thanks for Wiens Family Cellars for generously donating a most wonderful venue to celebrate the Temecula Wine Society’s 2009 Wine awards. You have a great winery and we hope to visit again soon! South Coast AVA rocks!!!

Wiens Family Cellars August 6, 2009 at 08:38

Congratulations and thank you for the nice mention. Cheers!

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