Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Two local wineries honored in California State Fair competition

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Two Route 3 wines — the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc and the 2011 Syrah-Viognier Blend — received Best in Class honors at the California State Fair Wine Competition. Route 3 Wines come from Woodland’s Yolo Vineyards and may be tasted at the RootStock Tasting Room in Winters. Courtesy photo

Two Route 3 varietals have won Best of Class Awards in the 2014 California State Fair Wine Competition. Route 3 is a Woodland winery.

In addition, Sundstrom Hill Winery of Davis won several awards in the competition: a gold medal for its 2012 Petite Sirah, Walker Vineyard, and a silver medal for their 2012 zinfandel, also Walker Vineyard.

More than 2,800 wines were tasted at this competition, which is the country’s oldest wine competition.

Route 3 Wines’ 2013 Sauvignon Blanc was awarded “Best in Class of Region” in addition to a silver medal in the under $20 white wine category.

The winery’s 2011 Syrah-Viognier Blend also was awarded “Best in Class of Region” and a silver medal in the Rhone Red Varietal Blends category.

Vineyard manager and winemaker Giovanni Ferrendelli was thrilled with the recognitions.

“My number one objective is to express the character of our vineyards through our wines,” he said. “With a lot of work from dedicated staff in the vineyard and the winery, I believe we have accomplished this goal. The Dunnigan Hills appelation in Northern Yolo County continues to gain recognition within the wine industry and we will continue to work hard to produce enjoyable and affordable wines of the highest quality.”

Route 3 Wines come from Woodland’s Yolo Vineyards, a sister company of Joe Muller & Sons family farm. In 1988, the family planted its first vineyard in what is now the Dunnigan Hills AVA.

Route 3 Wines was established in 2007 and makes its wine with grapes grown on Yolo Vineyards’ historic Hucke Ranch. Wines are available for sale at RootStock Tasting Room in Winters, through its website and wine club, in numerous local restaurants, and at many local markets.

Sundstrom Hill Winery, 2744 Del Rio Place, Suite 130, in Davis, is a boutique family winery that opened in 2012. In addition to the medals from the California State Fair, the winery also recently received gold medals from the San Diego International Wine Competition for the 2011 Walker Zinfandel and the 2012 CrimZin blend.

Wine tasting is available at Wine’d Down Thursday, held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, and First Saturday. For more information or details, call the winery at 530-574-1296.

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