Silver Coast Winery - 2005 Crush and Awards

Press Release

October 31, 2005 - Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina (NC) - As the 2005 grape harvest draws to a close, Silver Coast Winery has quite a few reasons for celebration. After receiving some sixty-two tons of grapes this fall, the winery is at the last stages of pressing what looks to be some promising juice. This years’ harvest went a little long as the grape pickers waited out the sporadic rains and left some varieties on the vines to fully ripen. Overall the winery was very pleased with the quality of the grapes. Dana Keeler, the winemaker, is particularly optimistic about the opulent style of the Touriga grapes which arrived. He is also looking forward to working with the 2005 Viognier grapes which produce a more elegant, mineral driven white wine.

The Brunswick County winery has been busy collecting awards in a variety of wine competitions. The 2005 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition awarded Silver Coast eight medals for their wines, five wines garnered gold, two stole silvers and one bronze.

The winery also faired very well in the recent North Carolina State Fair Wine Competition, taking home six medals, three silver and three bronze. The new vintages from Silver Coast Winery have done exceptionally well with judges and tasters. Both red and white wines have gained considerable recognition.

Silver Coast Winery, located just 15 minutes from the beach in a woodland setting near Ocean Isle Beach NC offers daily wine tastings and tours. The winery also has unique gift shops, eclectic art gallery, extensive picnic grounds and a beautiful barrel room for weddings and special events. For additional information contact the winery at (910) 287-2800 or check out the website at

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