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Record Family Wines to Debut at Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast


Boutique Brand Awarded Best in Class for its 2012 Reserve Syrah

Record Family WinesSeptember 22, 2015 (Paso Robles, CA) – Record Family Wines, a family-owned winery in Paso Robles, is set to debut its 2012 Reserve Syrah ($34) this weekend at Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast. The wine, slated for release this fall, was awarded the Best in Class and a Gold Medal in the Sunset International Wine Competition. Judges described the wine as “floral with perfumed violet … a generous palate with strawberry compote character, sturdy tannins and a lingering finish”.

The competition, now in its fourth year, brings together Sunset Wine Editor, Sara Schneider’s dream team of more than 50 judges representing Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, seasoned wine journalists, experienced winemakers and retailers for the annual April judging; results are announced in the October issue of Sunset.

“We are honored to be selected Best in Class with such a prestigious panel of judges and among thousands of wines,” said Tricia Record Swartz, co-owner and sales and marketing director for the family business. “We don’t enter many competitions as we are still growing, but this accolade is a validator to the stellar wines coming from our estate vineyard in Paso Robles.”

Record Family Wines is a boutique 900 case brand and open by appointment only.
The family will be showcasing the 2012 Reserve Syrah throughout the weekend of events beginning with Thursday, September 24 at Strings at Sunset, SAVOR’s Opening Night at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre. You can also catch the family throughout the weekend
(Sept. 26-27) at SAVOR’s Main Event at Santa Margarita Ranch.

Located in San Miguel, East of the Salinas River in the newly minted Estrella District AVA of Paso Robles, the 75-acre estate Paso de Record Vineyard is planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. While most of the fruit is purchased by top tier wineries in Paso Robles, the family keeps selected blocks of fruit for its own estate wines. Since its first vintage in 2009, Record Family wines are made to showcase the beautiful and complex flavors of the vineyard.

“It’s inspiring to see the fruit that we passionately farm be recognized for its quality,” said Mindy Record Martinez co-owner and vineyard manager. “As we learn about the vineyard, adapt to each vintage and taste the expression of the fruit in the glass, it makes the hard work worth it.”

The Record Family wine label symbolizes the responsibility women have held and will continue to carry on through future generations of the family’s agricultural heritage.

“Women have always played an important role in the family business,” said Anne Record, mother and co-owner. “From supportive wives and mothers to working the land and holding important positions in the family farming enterprise. I am proud of our daughters’ commitment to the family business.”

Sisters Tricia and Mindy are leading the charge with the wine brand and represent the fifth generation of agriculture for the Record Family. Co-owners and parents Randy and Anne are lifelong farmers in California with ties dating back to the early 1900s. From dairy cows, row crops, citrus groves and now vineyard, the venture in the wine business creates a sustainable model for future generations to thrive in California agriculture.

About Record Family Wines

Record Family Wines is a family owned and operated boutique winery making 900 cases of wine from the 75-acre estate vineyard. Record Family sells fruit to seven winemakers in Paso Robles while working with veteran winemaker, Eric Ogorsolka to showcase the rich flavors of the family’s estate vineyard. Wines are available for direct-to-consumer purchase and may be tasted at wine events across California. For the Record Family, farming is not merely a hobby, but a way of life; they find immense pleasure through the production and consumption of food, and now wine. For more information or to purchase wines please visit www.recordfamilywines.com.

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