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L-R Gricelda López, Winemaker Javier Flores, Ana Isabel Hernández Sánchez, owner Jim Carter, Jim Carter’s wife, Master Winemaker Jon McPherson
Jim Carter
Jim Carter
Wine display at the presentation of the awards
Wine display at the presentation of the awards

South Coast Winery receives awards from international competition

Friday, April 27th, 2012
Issue 17, Volume 16.

TEMECULA – On Monday, April 23, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Owner Jim Carter, Master Winemaker Jon McPherson and Winemaker Javier Flores accepted awards during a presentation ceremony after winning Gold and Silver awards at Mexico’s XIX Internacional/Tierra del Vino-Ensenada Competition.

The nation’s most award winning winery, South Coast Winery Owner Jim Carter, Master Winemaker Jon McPherson, Winemaker Javier Flores with XIX Internacional/Tierra del Vino-Ensenada Mexico Wine Competition representatives Ana Isabel Hernández Sánchez and Gricelda López who presented South Coast Winery with six Grand Gold, Gold and Silver Medals. South Coast Winery was also most recently the only American winery to win a Gold medal in the French Vinalies Internationales Wine Competition and won five awards and medals in Spain.

The XIX International Competition "Ensenada Wine Country" is an annual crème-de-la-creme global competition in Mexico and South America. Wineries in Temecula were also invited to compete. Wine-derived products were judged for their recognition based on their quality and evaluated by a specialized jury. The event encourages the expansion of wine culture among countries and relationships between wineries in the United States and abroad. South Coast winery won 6 Outstanding Awards.

Master Winemaker Jon McPherson stated, "We are very honored to receive the awards from this Advertisement
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prestigious competition. South Coast Winery has a great relationship and enjoys sharing our knowledge with other wineries in Mexico."

Winemaker Javier Flores said, "I grew up in Mexico and went to work in a winery with my father and relatives when I was 12 years old. I have always loved working in wineries and creating wine in Mexico and Temecula. I am happy and proud that the country of my origin is honoring our Winery. I have been with South Coast Winery since its inception in 2003, and love the process of growing grapes and making wine."

South Coast Winery at South Coast Winery is building international acclaim after winning additional awards at the 2012 wine competition in Paris, France. South Coast Winery is the nation’s most award-winning winery and garnered over 1,600 awards and medals in regional and international competitions.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is a 38-acre destination property in the heart of Southern California’s Temecula Country that produces award-winning wines. Since opening its doors in 2003, South Coast Winery has been named "Best Winery in California" two years in a row. For more information, visit

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is located at 34843 Rancho California Road in Temecula.



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