I just received a note from Lee Foster Fuqua on a big win for his Fuqua 2006 Tempranillo, (which also won at this year’s Dallas Morning News Wine Competition.)
The San Francisco International Wine Competition, the largest, most influential international wine competition in America, is judged by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized wine experts. The 2009 competition has just been completed and our FUQUA 2006 Tempranillo won a DOUBLE GOLD Medal.
“This is really a big deal for us” said Lee Fuqua. “Not many people ever win a Double Gold Medal.” Gold medals are hard to come by. Getting several panel members to agree to award a particular wine is difficult. On those rare occasions when all five wine experts at the table judges a wine to be worthy of a gold medal, the wine is distinguished as a “Double Gold Medal” winner and is tossed into the “Best of Show” Sweepstakes award.
Congrats Lee and Julia!!
The FUQUA Winery Tasting Room is open Saturday from 12:00 noon until 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. Tastings are free. The Tempranillo is priced at $27.95 a bottle. I am also a huge fan of their Unoaked Chardonnay.