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February 6, 2019 – Alara Cellars, a new winery located in Gilroy, CA has been selected as one of Wine Business Monthly 2018 Top 10 Hot Brands. According to Wine Business Monthly, this list delves into what it means to be a part of the American Wine Industry. They choose wineries that best exemplify their region or variety, and that dare to take big risks with big rewards. Each year, they release an annual list of top vintners, producers, wineries and wines that represent what it means to be a part of this culture. Winemaker and Owner, Janu Goelz states, “2018 was an awesome year for Alara Cellars. It’s a huge honor to be a part of Top 10 Hot Brands. I’m thankful for all of the support and success of my new winery.”

Wine Business Monthly has chosen to feature Alara Cellars’ 2017 Grenache Blanc. Earlier this year, Alara’s 2017 Grenache Blanc won Best of Show, Best White Wine, Best of Class and a Double Gold in the Central Coast Wine Competition. This also marked the first time in the competition’s history that one wine was unanimously voted Best of Show by all judges. Alara Cellars opened in 2017 and has already been accredited with numerous awards and high scores from Wine Enthusiast, the Beverage Testing Institute and the San Francisco International Wine Competition.

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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