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By Jeff Pack

Monte De Oro celebrating upcoming 10th anniversary, recent wine win


Last updated 7/4/2019 at 10:38pm

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Ken Zignorski stands in the tasting room at Monte De Oro Winery and Vineyards with a bottle of 2015 Petite Sirah, which was a big winner at the California State Fair.

Monte De Oro Winery and Vineyards Managing Member Ken Zignorski is in a great mood.

The winery is closing in on its 10th anniversary and recently took home Best of Region Red, Best of Class Varietal and Best of California at the California State Fair with its double gold medal 2015 Petite Sirah.

"So we submitted and then we heard on June 9 that our 2015 Petite Sirah, which is one of our heaviest, darkest, deepest tasting grape, earned 98 points and a double gold medal," Zignorski said. "So, we were very happy about that. Then the state fair went one step further and said, 'Oh, by the way,...

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