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La Prenda Wines Win Big at 2023 Los Angeles Invitational Wine Challenge


SONOMA, CA (March 23, 2023) —La Prenda Wines is thrilled to announce they have brought home multiple “Best of Class” and Double Gold Medals from the 2023 Los Angeles Invitational Wine Challenge.

“We are very fortunate to have a locally raised talent like Mike Cox to be able to transform our hard-earned work as grape growers into award winning, top of their class, finished wines. These awards reflect our motto “Where Great Wines Begin” in highlighting the success & dedication of our entire La Prenda Vineyards & Wines team.”-Owner, Ned Hill

95476 2021 Pétillant-Naturel ($30) won Best of Class and Double Gold (96 points). Tasting notes included: Pretty, good acid, fresh, elegant, dried peach & tart pink grapefruit.

Fifth Hill 2019 Bordeaux Blend, Pickberry Vineyard ($50) also won Best of Class and Double Gold (97 points). Tasting notes mention: Toffee, soft elegant, depth, black cherry, cocoa powder, fruit sweet.

La Prenda 2022 Rosé of Pinot Noir ($24) won Double Gold (96 points). Notes include: Rose petals, pears. Opens in mouth, violet.

95476 2022 Sauvignon Blanc ($22) received a Gold Medal (90 points). Notes feature: Grapefruit aromas with lime tone, very true to varietal.

“It’s so rewarding for me to see our vineyards recognized for their quality across a range of wines and wine styles.”-Winemaker, Michael Cox

About La Prenda Wines

Founded in 2008 by Ned and Erika Hill, and named for the street Ned’s father grew up on, La Prenda Vineyards Management is now a fixture of Sonoma agriculture. La Prenda features sustainably farmed wines honoring Sonoma Valley grape farmers by managing over 30 properties in the Sonoma Valley, Carneros, Sonoma Mountain and Bennett Valley appellations that are certified Fish Friendly Farming. In 2013 La Prenda Wines was launched to the world and has continued to develop with the help of award-winning Winemaker, Michael Cox. 

The La Prenda Tasting Room is located at 535 1st Street West (next to The Red Grape) where visitors can enjoy a 5-wine tasting flight while learning about the wines and grape growing in Sonoma Valley. Flights range from $20-$35/person with the opportunity for customization. La Prenda offers a wide variety of wines such as Sparkling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Bordeaux Blends, and even ciders. The tasting room is open Monday-Thursday 12-5pm and Friday-Sunday 11am-6pm. For groups of 6 or more, please call ahead for a reservation at (707) 938-7228.



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