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June 25, 2018 – Alara Cellars garners awards at the Central Coast Wine Competition with the Best of Show, Best White Wine, Best of Class and a Double Gold Award for her 2017 Grenache Blanc. Among 18 judges and over 700 wines, the Grenache Blanc was voted as a unanimous decision during the blind tasting. This marks the first time that a Grenache Blanc has won the Best of Show Award in the competition’s history. Having just opened in 2017, this is the first time that Alara Cellars has submitted wines into any competition or judging. Alara Cellars also gained a Bronze Award for the 2016 Grenache and 2015 Tempranillo, along with a Silver Award for the 2016 Pinot Noir. Winemaker and owner, Janu Goelz states, “I feel truly honored by the results of this competition. I was really just crossing my fingers for a gold medal on any of the wines I submitted.”

The 16th annual Central Coast Wine Competition takes place in Paso Robles at the California Mid-State Fair. Among the team of judges include Chief Judge Tim McDonald, Matt Kettman, Mary Orlin and other wine industry leaders, journalists and educators. The Central Coast Wine Competition offers wineries to showcase their gold-medal winning wines at the Gold Medal Tasting and Wine Industry Awards Night. Alara Cellars will be pouring the 2017 Grenache Blanc at this event taking place on July 20, 2018 at the California Mid-State Fair. 

About Alara Cellars 

Rich in flavor, deep in artistic beauty, Alara wines are composed so you experience the wonderful expression of its fruit in each sip. Winemaker and owner, Janu Goelz, brought together her two passions when creating Alara Cellars – Wine and Fashion. Fashion illustration can vary from being whimsical and flirty to bold and provocative. This is also the case for wine. Janu directs the art of the fashion for a harmonious show – “Vin a la mode!” The rich, handcrafted wine is only part of Alara’s story. As a good wine completes conversation and friendship, it’s the labels that completes Alara’s image to connection to fashion. Janu works with fashion designer, Malene Grotrian to create each label. The labels are created by the two to personify the characteristics of the wine. Alara Cellars opened in October 2017 at The Stomping Ground in Gilroy, CA. The tasting room is open weekends from 12-5pm. For more information, please visit www.alaracellars.com

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