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Trentadue Wines are Rich with Awards
There is never too much of a good thing at Sonoma County's Trentadue in Geyserville, especially when it comes to the awards they receive for their wines. "We have won 50 gold medals in the last two years alone, in 2008-2009," said Bob Cuozzo, the tasting room and manager of the winery's popular wine club.
Just this year, at the 2009 Sonoma County Harvest Fair - one of the wine country's premier events - the winery won Best of Class (gold medal) for not one but a total of three of their wines: the coveted 2005 La Storia Meritage, the 2006 Merlot and the rich 2005 La Storia Zinfandel. If that was not enough, they also won the gold for their 2006 Zinfandel Port and the Chocolate Amore. As a Michelin inspector would say if this were a restaurant, "Certainly worth the drive."
As Trentadue winemaker Miro Tcholakov said, "For the last decade Trentadue wines have changed dramatically, and in a positive direction. Consistently and quietly we have been winning many Best of Class and gold medals from the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, and from other prestigious wine competitions, placing us in the top ten percent or better of all wineries. We just don't brag about it! For all these years I have really enjoyed making great wines from our estate fruit, especially the reserve La Storia wines."
One thing you can be assured of is that one of the winery's professional (not intimidating, but knowledgeable and friendly) tasting room staff members will pour and educate visitors in a relaxed and very Northern California comfortable setting at the tasting room in Geyserville. One of the options is the chocolate and wine pairing, which might define, in a very nice way, the word "decadent." But then when you are helping to celebrate a winery's 40th year (they were founded in 1969 and are still family owned and operated), why not?
With a last word, Bob Cuozzo has said more than once that, "Trentadue makes incredible award winning wines that are available at very affordable prices. It's all about quality for value!" And a visit to the winery will prove that over and over again.
For more information or to make reservations for tours, call (707) 433-3104 or 1-888-332-3032. They are located at 19170 Geyserville Avenue in Geyserville, and you can also look them up at www.trentadue.com.
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