July 18, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – Once again the winemakers of East County Vintners have demonstrated their winemaking skills at the annual San Diego County Fair competition.
New to the competition is David Raum of Potrero, whose 2012 Viognier (a white wine with notes of pear) took home a silver medal. Richard Westfall (Campo) received “the best of class” and gold medal for his 2011 Mourvédre. He also received a silver medal for his 2011 Primitivo, a silver for his 2008 Aglianico and a bronze medal for his 2011 Cabernet Franc. Janet Wright (Potrero) also received a silver medal for her 2011 Primitivo.
“San Diego’s East County provides a perfect climate for grape growing – especially for Rhone varieties and for certain Italian varietals such as Primitivo (actually an ancient type of Zinfandel) and Aglianico, a delicious and unpretentious red wine that pairs well with barbecue and Italian dishes,” a press release from the East County Vintners Association states.
If you are interested in finding out more about East County wines – you can attend a meeting at the Highway 94 Club on Thursday, September 19th, when the East County Vintners will be hosting a wine tasting at the Barrett Café. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and is $9 per person.