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Contact: Melinda Laraneta, Laraneta Winery
phone: 805 434 5090
fax: 805 434 5082
email: melinda@laraneta.com
website: www.laraneta.com

Laraneta Wines Win 3 Awards at the 33rd Annual Orange County Fair Commerical Wine Competition

PASO ROBLES, California (July 1, 2009) Laraneta Winery’s first entry in the 33rd Annual Orange Country Fair Commercial Wine Competition brings home a Gold Medal for their 2005 Sa Va, a 100% Merlot, and Bronze Medals for their 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2005 Sangiovese. This is the first commercial wine produced by the small family owned and operated winery. “We are ecstatic with these results!” commented owner Joe Laraneta. “We bottled our first vintage in November of 2008, started pouring for the public in March 2009. We sent 4 wines to the competition and received award medals for 3 out of 4.” The Laraneta’s grow their grapes at their vineyards located in Templeton, California, a small town in the Paso Robles wine region of California’s Central Coast. Asked the secret of their success Joe Laraneta commented, “We produce wines that reflect the character and quality of the grapes that produce it. You can’t make a superior wine without superior grapes.” They also operate Honey Oak House B&B at Laraneta Vineyards and Laraneta Olive Oil which produces Extra Virgin olive oil from Tuscan olives. The Laraneta’s can be reached via their website, www.laraneta.com , phone: 805-434-5090, fax: 805-434-5082, or mail: P.O. Box 1467, Templeton, CA 93465.###