Congrats to Marc Goldberg of Windward Vineyards for receiving the ‘Winemaker of the Year’ award for 2015. Jerry Reaugh of Sereno Vista Vineyards won ‘Winegrape Grower of the Year’ so congratulations to him as well. So who won ‘Wine INdustry Person of the Year’? Well, a well deserving person, Vicki Carroll of Hospice du Rhone.
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Contact: Christopher Taranto
THE 2015 SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY WINE INDUSTRY AWARDS RECOGNIZE LEADERS OF THE INDUSTRY AT THE CALIFORNIA MID-STATE FAIR
Awards to be presented on Friday, July 24 at the Mission Square
PASO ROBLES, CA (July 9, 2015) – The San Luis Obispo County wine industry annually comes together to honor members of the local wine community. These awards recognize passion, dedication, stewardship, innovation and vision demonstrated in the San Luis Obispo County wine community. The 2015 San Luis Obispo County Wine Industry Awards go to – Wine Industry Persons of the Year, Vicki Carroll, Hospice du Rhône; Winemaker of the Year, Marc Goldberg, Windward Vineyard; and Winegrape Grower of the Year, Jerry Reaugh, Sereno Vista Vineyard.
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance in partnership with the San Luis Obispo Wine Country Association, the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area, The Vineyard Team and past award recipients worked together to identify the 2015 honorees. Upon nomination, each recipient was voted on by their peers for their leadership and accomplishments in California’s third largest wine region, San Luis Obispo County. “It’s great that each year the CA Mid-State Fairs offers the wine industry the opportunity to join our fellow agriculturalists in recognizing the leaders in our industries,” said Jennifer Porter, Executive Director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. “These three individuals have devoted themselves to the promotion and protection of San Luis Obispo County’s thriving wine industry and we owe them an enormous amount of respect and appreciation.”
The San Luis Obispo County Wine Industry Awards event takes place on Friday, July 24. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. within the Mission Square at the Mid-State Fair and concludes at 6:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend this free event with paid admission to the California Mid-State Fair. Visit www.midstatefair.com for more information. Links to bios follows.
Wine Industry Persons of the Year – Vicki Carroll (Hospice du Rhône)
Winemaker of the Year — Marc Goldberg (Windward Vineyard)
Winegrape Grower of the Year – Jerry Reaugh (SerenoVista Vineyards)
ABOUT PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCE
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance represents wineries, growers and businesses in Paso Robles Wine Country. Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along California’s Central Coast, Paso Robles Wine Country is California’s third largest wine region. It encompasses more than 32,000 vineyard acres and 200 wineries. For moreinformation, visit
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