Silver Coast Winery Wins 2 Awards

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February 3, 2006 – Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina (NC) - Silver Coast Winery has kicked off the new year in high spirits, receiving two awards in the 2006 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The new 2004 vintage of Premium Oak Chardonnay was lauded a bronze medal, the first for this wine since its debut from the cellar. The 2004 Touriga was also awarded a bronze medal. No surprise, seeing that this wine has been a favorite with competition judges and winery staff and visitors alike. A total of 3,318 wines were judged by 55 wine professionals. There were a large number of participants from major media as well as wine trade specific publications.

The lion’s share of wine entries came from West Coast producers, many of which have a “big boy” reputation in the wine world. The Premium Oak Chardonnay scored neck and neck with wines from V. Sattui, Flora Springs, and J. Lohr, to name a few. The Touriga competed with wines of similar style from Artesa, Fetzer Vineyards, and Bonny Doon. Silver Coast Winery has high expectations for several more awards as the new year progresses.

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 Directions: 7 miles north of the South Carolina border on Hwy 17, take 904W--2nd right Russtown Rd--4th right Barbeque Rd.

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