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2010-01-14
Media Contact: Signe Zoller
Website: http://www.zollerwinestyling.com

ZOLLER WINE STYLING WINS TOP SHELF AT US PREMIER WINE COMPETITION
Paso Robles Custom Winery Medals for Every Entry; Wins Two “Best of Class” Honors at San Franci

Paso Robles custom crush facility, Zoller Wine Styling, raised the wine bar at the recent San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Called the “First and Largest Competition of American Wines,” the competition accepted over 4,900 entries in 2010, and challenged the noses and palates of more than 60 professional wine experts from across the country to judge a record 4,913 entries. Of the medalists, Zoller Wine Styling counted 15 of its 15 entries, including two “Best of Class” winners.

Signe Zoller, woman winemaker and founder of Zoller Wine Styling, says she was proud to have shone so brightly at the competition. “This is probably one of the most important wine judgings in the US,” she says, noting that the Orange County Fair, by comparison, gets about 3,000 entries. “My clients and I were thrilled to see such a firm reflection of our own feelings for these wines made by accredited judges like Wilfred Wong [cellarmaster for Beverages & More!] and Jon Bonne [wine writer for the San Francisco Chronicle].”

Zoller—a longtime award-winning California winemaker whose impressive winemaking résumé includes Cambria Winery, Kendall Jackson Winery and Meridian Vineyards—began her own venture in custom winemaking in 2007. And according to Meridian Vineyards’ founding winemaker Chuck Ortman (with whom Zoller worked for ten years), it’s no surprise that Zoller Wine Styling is seeing so much success: “Signe’s winemaking skills show versatility and an unmatched palate—she is an extraordinary talent, the likes of which are rarely seen.”

Zoller Wine Styling entered custom wines made for Twin Coyotes, Cuatro Dias, Barr Estate Winery, Cocavin, Leprino La Panza Ranch, and Johansing Vineyards labels, as well as her own labels, Zoller Wine Styling and Gr8Ass. Below are the results of the competition:

Twin Coyotes 09 Vermentino – Best of Class
Zoller Wine Styling 08 Primitivo – Best of Class

Leprino La Panza Ranch 07 Petite Sirah – Gold

Barr Estate Winery 07 Cabernet – Silver
Cuatro Dias 06 Space Captain – Silver
Cuatro Dias 07 Primitvio – Silver
Cuatro Dias 09 Vermentino – Silver
Cocavin 06 Zinfandel – Silver
Gr8ass 07 Cabernet – Silver

Barr Estate Winery 07 Malbec – Bronze
Cocavin 07 Zinfandel – Bronze
Cuatro Dias 07 McGinley Syrah – Bronze
Gr8ass 08 Grenache Rosé – Bronze
Gr8ass 08 Marsanne – Bronze
Johansing Vineyards 2007 Merlot – Bronze

For custom wine orders, to buy bottled vintages, or to learn more about Signe Zoller and Zoller Zoller Wine Styling, call 805.226.9707 or visit www.zollerwinestyling.com. For press inquiries about Zoller Wine Styling, contact AR & Co. PR & Marketing at 805.239.4443 or at www.arandcompany.com.

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