PASO ROBLES, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, a pioneer in Paso Robles of luxury Bordeaux variety wines, has been named the 2015 American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The iconic Paso Robles winery will be presented with the prestigious award at the annual Wine Star Awards gala on January 25, 2016 in New York City.
JUSTIN is known for perfecting its Bordeaux-style wines such as its ISOSCELES, JUSTIFICATION and Cabernet Sauvignon, the #1 $20+ cabernet sauvignon in California. The Wine Star Award follows the brand's 25th anniversary milestone of its ISOSCELES, the flagship blend that is widely credited as the wine that helped establish Paso Robles as a luxury winemaking region. In 2013, JUSTIN unveiled its all-new guest experience with renovations to its tasting room, award-winning Restaurant at JUSTIN and JUST Inn Suites, making it the first winery on the Central Coast to offer all three options on-property. Additionally, JUSTIN has grown its estate vineyard program to 960 planted acres.
"We are truly honored to be recognized as American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast," said David Ricanati, President of JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery. "Our emphasis at JUSTIN has, and will always be, about quality. From our winemaking philosophy to the high caliber of our wines, from our relationships with retailers and distributors to our guests' experience on property, we want everyone to know what makes JUSTIN unique. To be recognized in such a meaningful way is something that we take great pride in."
Originally inspired by Chateau Margaux and the iconic style of "Left Bank" Bordeaux wines, Justin Baldwin founded the winery in 1981 and pursued his dream of creating wines that would rival the finest in the world. Drawn to Paso Robles, Baldwin discovered the combination of ancient calcareous soils and elevation ideally suited to produce grapes with intense flavor and great structure he sought to create. Throughout its 35-year history, JUSTIN has stayed true to the original winemaking philosophy, combining the best of viticulture with the art of blending. JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, along with its sister winery in Sonoma, Landmark Vineyards, continue to create wines that garner high ratings among critics and wine lovers alike.
Selected from among five nominees for American Winery of the Year, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery will be featured in Wine Enthusiast Magazine's annual "Best of Year" issue and honored at the annual Wine Star Awards black-tie gala on January 25, 2016 in New York City. Each year the editors of Wine Enthusiast honor individuals and companies that have made outstanding achievements in wine and spirits.
About JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
Located in Paso Robles, Calif., JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1981 and is known for crafting ultra-premium wines using Bordeaux grape varieties, such as its iconic ISOSCELES, the red blend widely recognized as the wine that helped establish Paso Robles as a luxury winemaking region. The property at JUSTIN features a tasting room, luxury suite accommodations and a restaurant – making it the only winery on the Central Coast to offer all three options. In addition to its stellar hospitality offerings, JUSTIN consistently receives top honors and awards around the world. JUSTIN wines are available through discerning fine wine retailers and restaurants throughout the United States, or directly from the winery via JUSTIN's tasting room, online store or to members of the JUSTIN Wine Society wine club. The JUSTIN Wine Society is one of the oldest wine clubs in California and has grown into one of the largest in the U.S. Exclusive benefits to the wine club also extend to JUSTIN's sister winery in Sonoma, Landmark Vineyards. For more information, please visit www.JUSTINWine.com.
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