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Attn: Kim Murphy-Rodrigues
Media Contact: Robert Hall Winery
Phone: 805.239.1616 ext. 16
Fax: 805.239.1563

First for Paso Robles AVA

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kim Murphy-Rodrigues
Robert Hall Winery
805.239.1616 x16

July 7, 2010

Robert Hall Winery Named Golden State Winery for 2010

Sacramento, CA – The California State Fair honored the best winemakers, vineyards and wineries in the state at this year’s 15th Annual California Grape & Gourmet, attended by 3,000 guests. The Grape & Gourmet, the state’s premier wine event, was created to celebrate and acknowledge excellence in the California wine industry, as determined by the 2010 State Fair Commercial Wine Competition, the oldest and most prestigiously judged wine competition in North America. At this year's competition there were 2,786 wine entries received from more than 600 participating wineries. The Golden Winery honor is extended to the winery which has the greatest number of wines winning the highest number of awards. Robert Hall Winery of Paso Robles, CA is honored to receive the Golden Bear “Poppy” trophy along with 5 Best of Class - South Central Coast Appellation honors (2009 Viognier, 2009 Rosé de Robles, 2007 Rhone de Robles, 2007 Syrah and the 2006 Vintage Port). The winery also received 3 Gold and 7 Silver Medals for their top five scoring wines at the competition which included the 95 Score 2006 Vintage Port, 94 Score 2009 Rosé de Robles, 94 Score 2007 Rhone de Robles, 92 Score 2007 Syrah and 91 Score 2009 Viognier. Representatives from Robert Hall Winery traveled to Sacramento to accept the honor and included Winemaker Don Brady, Asst. Winemaker Kevin Johansing, Cellarmaster Juan Contreras and Marketing Director Kim Murphy-Rodrigues. This represents the first time in the competition’s history that a Paso Robles or Central Coast AVA winery has ever received this honor.


Robert Hall Winery, a family-owned winery located in the rolling hills of the Paso Robles appellation includes over 300 acres of Sustainability in Practice (SIP)™ Certified vineyards. Owner Robert L. Hall settled in the Paso Robles AVA in the mid-90’s and launched the first vintage of Robert Hall wine in 2001. Robert is very honored to receive the Golden Winery recognition for the Robert Hall SIP™ Certified wines which are crafted from estate fruit at the state-of-the-art winemaking facility in Paso Robles, CA. The winery location includes the Robert Hall Hospitality Center which has become a destination for wine enthusiasts, and is known for their special events venue. Robert Hall wines are distributed in California by Classic Wines of California, and are also widely
available throughout the United States and may also be purchased direct by visiting the winery’s Paso Robles tasting room or on-line. For more information, please visit


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