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Silver Coast Winery Receives Numerous Awards

Silver Coast Winery receives awards at the 2011 Tasters Guild Consumers’ Wine Judging and the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition and NC State Fair Wine Competition.

November 10, 2011 - Ocean Isle Beach, NC - Silver Coast Winery proudly announces the acquisition of additional awards won in 2011. Three medals were received at the Tasters Guild judging, five in the Mid-Atlantic Southeastern wine competition, and five medals at the NC State Fair Wine Competition.

The Tasters Guild is a nationwide society for food and wine enthusiasts. Established in 1987, the guild promotes consumers, wines, and foods in the wine and food service industries. The Annual International Wine Judging was held August 11-13 of this year when hundreds of newly released wines were judged by panels of experts. Silver Cost Winery took the Silver medal for their 2007 Touriga, as well as the 2010 Seyval Blanc, and the Bronze medal for the 2004 Tesouro adding to the winery’s 300 national and international medals garnered from various competitions since they opened their doors in 2002.

The 2011 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern wine competition is sponsored by The Dixie Classic, one of the oldest and largest fairs in North Carolina. The Dixie Classic is an annual fair held in Raleigh in early autumn. A total of 544 wines were entered into the Mid Atlantic Southeastern wine competition. Silver Coast brought home silver medals for its 2010 Seyval Blanc, 2008 Cabernet Franc and 2009 American Oak Chardonnay as well as a bronze medal for their Viognier.

The twelfth NC State Fair Wine Competition was held on October 5-6, 2011 featuring 444 wines competing in the commercial division. The 2010 White Merlot merited a bronze medal. The 2007 Touriga, 2009 Cabernet Franc, and the 2010 Stainless Chardonnay all won silver medals. The big victory was the 2010 Seyval Blanc winning the double gold medal, meaning that every judge on the panel recommended a gold medal for the wine.

“The quality of the fruit coming out of the South Eastern region continues to grow every year” Says Dana Keeler, the winemaker at Silver Coast Winery, “elevating the quality of wine we can produce. This is an exciting time for North Carolina wineries and Silver Coast Winery in particular. We appreciate the recognition of our wines by the Tasters Guild, the Mid Atlantic Southeastern wine competition, and the NC State Fair.”



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