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2004-04-19
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PASO ROBLES’ JANKRIS WINERY CRAFTS WINNING VINTAGES
2004 Awards confirm consumer desire for ‘fruit-forward’ wines

The first quarter of 2004 has been very good to JanKris Winery. This family-owned winery has taken home over 33 medals at wine competitions across the country in just the first three months of the year. Included in this list are four silver medals from the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and one bronze.
"We’ve seen tremendous momentum through numerous distribution agreements nationwide," states Mark Gendron, owner, and winemaker, of JanKris Wines. "The feedback we are getting—in sales and through these awards—is that there is a definite market for hand-crafted, estate-grown, ‘fruit-forward’ wines."
Other competitions in which JanKris competed and won include: the New World International Wine Competition, the Hilton Head, South Carolina Wine Competition, the Grand Harvest Competition in Santa Rosa, and the Florida State Fair where JanKris’ 2002 Syrah brought home the gold!
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About JanKris Wines
JanKris Winery & Vineyards is a family-owned estate winery located on the west side of the Paso Robles appellation in the area known as "The Templeton Gap." The tasting room boasts Paso Robles only full-service winery restaurant. Established in 1990 by Mark and Paula Gendron, daughters January and Kristin are both the company's namesakes and succeeders.
JanKris wines are 100 percent estate grown, blending the subtle differences of East and West side Paso Robles grapes, grown on the three JanKris properties. Deemed "fruit-forward" wines, JanKris grows Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese, Petite Syrah, Petite Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Mouvedre, Chardonnay and Viognier. The label is known for its mastery of unique blends such as the Merzin and Crossfire, a signature blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah.
For more information contact: info@jankriswinery.com, (805) 434-0319; or visit: 1266 Bethel Rd., Templeton, CA 93456

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