Written by The Business Journal Staff
CRŪ Winery in Madera earned top honors last month at the nation’s most prestigious international wine competition.
The San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC) reviewed over 4,600 wines during the 2016 competition, and out of thousands of red wines, awarded CRŪ Winery the highest award possible in the red wine class: Best of Show.
This year’s Best of Show Red winner is a 2014 Pinot Noir and was produced and bottled at CRŪ Winery under the watchful eye of winemaker Ken Post and his hardworking team. (Post was profiled in the July 22 edition of The Business Journal.)
The award-winning Pinot Noir was made from grapes grown in Santa Maria specifically for CRŪ Winery by the Sierra Madre Vineyard and the Garey Vineyard.
“This highly acclaimed award is something many winemakers around the world dream of achieving,” said Post, a 14-year veteran in the wine making industry. “I am so humbled and proud to see this small family-owned winery recognized for the love and know how our team puts into our wines. This is the best award a winery can receive and we are overjoyed to be this year’s Best of Show class winner.”
Winning awards is not new to the team at CRŪ, which regularly receives 90+ points and Gold/Double Gold awards in various competitions.
CRŪ Winery also won five other awards at this year’s SFIWC, but the medal Post and his crew are most looking forward to receiving is the distinguished Best of Show class award, which will soon be on display in the winery’s tasting room.
CRŪ offers several Wine Club options and wine tasting daily between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.