Silver medal winner at the 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards
Our 2018 ‘The Kiss’ Sauvignon Blanc WON
a Silver medal winner at the 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards
WooHoo and Wow!!!!
Our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, The Kiss scored 85 points and a silver medal at one of the top wine awards in the world which focuses on the best wines to drink at your favorite restaurants. Winning a Sommeliers Choice Award is a mark of excellence that is recognized across the on-premise industry.
Camarillo producing multiple award-winning wines? What?
Trust me, we are surprised as you.
And excited by how all of nature’s magical elements needed for growing incredibly delicious sauvignon blanc grapes come together here.
Talk about yummy!
And it feels wonderful when sophisticated, educated, experienced judges think so too.
The judging panel of the Sommeliers Choice Awards consists entirely of top sommeliers, on-premise wine buyers and wine directors at U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs. In order to be selected as a judge, sommeliers need to provide evidence of their expertise within the on-premise industry. In some cases, these sommeliers may also be wine consultants for on-premise establishments.
Medals are awarded to the wines that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become additions to restaurant wine lists. Wines are judged according to criteria such as how well they pair with food items in addition to their overall versatility. Highest marks are awarded to wines that provide value for money at their respective price points. Judges know the trade prices of each wine as they are judging each flight. The number one question that sommeliers will be attempting to answer as they judge wines is: “Would we stock this?”
The magic of Grateful Lane and our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc…
Grateful Lane Vineyards lies in an idyllic hillside in Camarillo, CA surrounded on all four sides by a luscious golf course, sitting 600 feet above the valley floor, looking out over the breathtaking expanse of farmland below. The soils here are a mix of clay loam and volcanic derivatives.
Our terroir and nature’s warm days, cooler nights, plentiful sunshine and ocean breezes, mixed with random doses of fog thrown in create a surprisingly amazing medium-bodied, pleasure enhancing Sauvignon Blanc that deliciously and lovingly kisses your palate and leaves your mouth saying… “Yes, that’s good! I want more.”
Our 100% single vineyard grown, handpicked grapes are fermented and caressed in neutral French oak barrels for 8 months. The Kiss is a medium bodied, fruit-forward, refreshing palate pleaser which encircles your tongue with a lively and titillating hint of lemon zest, pineapple and green apple and ends with a creamy, soft and sensual finish of peach, apricot & pear.
A kiss is like a sip of our delicious wine.
They both begin with dreamy anticipation, and then,
you taste the soft, sensual flavors that lovingly warm your tongue.
That’s when magic happens and the desire for more ignites.