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San Luis Obispo Coast AVA Nominated for “Wine Area of the Yr” in Wine Fanatic Journal’s twenty third Annual Wine Star Awards


New American Viticultural Space nominated in “Wine Area of the Yr” class within the famous wine publication’s prestigious competitors.

October 5, 2022, San Luis Obispo, CA – Wine Fanatic Journal has introduced that the San Luis Obispo Coast AVA (American Viticultural Space) has been nominated within the “Wine Area of the Yr” class of the publication’s prestigious yearly competitors. Nominations are submitted by members of the Wine Fanatic workers, and the 13 classes within the competitors honor the individuals, areas, and corporations that make excellent contributions to the wine and alcohol beverage world.

Wine Fanatic has been following the SLO Coast for the reason that thought for an appellation was first uttered a few years in the past,” mentioned Matt Kettmann, who covers the Central Coast for the journal. “I’m happy to see that the area is lastly getting the eye that it deserves — the cool-climate wines are thrilling, the winemakers are energized and adventurous, and the landscapes are arguably extra lovely than wherever else on the planet. I can’t wait to see what occurs within the many years to return.”

Winemaker Stephen Dooley, of Stephen Ross Vineyard and President of the SLO Coast Wine Collective was additionally enthusiastic in regards to the nod. “We’re actually excited to know that the San Luis Obispo Coast AVA was nominated for the Wine Fanatic Star Award. That is particularly significant coming in our first yr of official recognition, because it brings nationwide consciousness to our new AVA and confirms that our onerous work through the years has been appreciated not solely amongst shoppers, however throughout the wine business.”

Along with the SLO Coast, different renown wine areas nominated embody Abruzzo, Italy, Marlborough in New Zealand, Oregon’s Rogue Valley, and the Uco Valley in Argentina. Relating to the SLO Coast AVA’s inclusion on the record, the editors wrote:

“…the brand new SLO Coast AVA stretches alongside a portion of the particular shoreline of the a lot bigger Central Coast area of California. The area is considerably cooler than the remainder of the Central Coast and recognized extra for light-footed, savory Pinots and refreshing, saline Chardonnays than the luxurious Cabernets and brambly Zins of close by Paso Robles. With a cool local weather and untapped potential, the SLO Coast is changing into a well-liked vacation spot for youthful winemakers wanting to make their mark by crafting revolutionary and scrumptious wines.”

Outcomes of the competitors might be introduced by Wine Fanatic on November 3, 2022 and the winners might be celebrated on the annual black-tie gala in San Francisco on January 23, 2023.  

About The SLO Coast Wine Collective

SLO Coast Wine Collective is the place the coast meets the vines. Our 32 wineries are in San Luis Obispo County on California’s Central Coast, encompassing vineyards and wineries alongside a 60-miles lengthy, 15-miles huge stretch of land between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Lucia Mountain Vary. That is the coolest-climate winegrowing area in California and has lengthy been the supply of among the state’s most revered Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. It has just lately gained renown for its manufacturing of fragrant grape varieties similar to Albariño, Grüner Veltliner, and Grenache. Web site: 



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