Paso Robles wineries capture top honors

January 18, 2011

Wines from Paso Robles collected half of the Sweepstakes awards in this month’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which attracted 5,000 entries. [MercuryNews]

2011 Sweepstakes winners:

Alapay Cellars — 2009 Paso Robles Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc $30.00

Ecluse Wines — 2008 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard $32.00

Thacher Winery — 2008 Paso Robles Zinfandel Thacher Triumvirate $36.00

Barnard Griffin – 2010 Columbia Valley Rose of Sangiovese $12.00

St Clair — NV New Mexico Gewürztraminer $11.00

Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves — 2006 Carneros GF Brut Rose $42.00

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This could not have been accomplished without the hard work of illegal immigrants from Mexico. Where’s their award?

They were paid, weren’t they? Anybody could have plucked fruit off a vine, Dude.Too bad it had to be the theiving illegals who took legal peoples jobs, aye?

I certainly agrre with you. I can’t understand why Paso needs over 130 wineries – none of the names are familiar anymore.

This is why billionaires are starting to buy Paso Robles Vineyards.

Yep. I just wish they’d bring some water along with their cash. In a few years, we’ll have plenty of wine but brown lawns, dried up creeks and rationed drinking water.