Catriona Cellars Sweeps the 2014 Colorado Commercial Wine Competition

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Catriona Cellars, Colorado’s Newest Winery, Wins Nine Medals Including Best of Show

Catriona Cellars’ winemaker Woody Woodworth was “surprised, delighted and simply ecstatic with results" of the 2014 Colorado Commercial Wine Competition.

Catriona Cellars swept the Colorado State Fair Commercial Wine Competition recently, winning nine medals for their wines – two Best of Show medals, two gold medals and five silver medals. Catriona’s Orchard White took top honors, winning both Best White Wine of Show and Best Overall Wine of Show over all other Colorado commercial wines entered. But the judges didn’t stop there; they also awarded Catriona’s Cellar Reserve Red Limited a gold medal in the Other Red Blends Category.

Catriona’s 243 White, 243 Red, Cellar Reserve Red, Cellar Reserve White and their flagship wine, Red Diva, also won silver medals in their categories.

Catriona Cellars’ winemaker Woody Woodworth was “surprised, delighted and simply ecstatic with results,” adding that he was grateful to be so honored by the judges and that he faced stiff competition from entries from other Colorado wineries. Woodworth gave an appreciate nod to Colorado wineries and the Colorado winery industry in general, noting that “there is a reason that the Colorado wine industry is growing as quickly as it is – the presence of truly skilled winemakers and the growing number of vineyards in the state.”

Woodworth is known for his skill in crafting premium blends to achieve, in his words, “a brand new wine, one that ‘sings the praises’ of all of its ingredient varietals and flavors in a way that takes what is best in each wine and produces something new and exciting.” Woodworth’s blended wines are the winery’s primary focus. This year’s awards are not Woodworth’s first; just last year he also won silver and one bronze medals for his wine entries in the 2013 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition, the largest wine competition of its kind in the world.

Catriona Cellars opened its doors in early June of this year and has already received rave reviews and accolades both for its wine and for its culinary offerings.

The following is a complete listing of Catriona Cellars’ 2014 Colorado Commercial Wine Competition awards:

  •     Orchard White, BEST OF SHOW OVERALL
  •     Orchard White, BEST WHITE WINE OF SHOW
  •     Orchard White, GOLD MEDAL, OTHER WHITE BLENDS CATEGORY
  •     Cellar Reserve Red Limited, GOLD MEDAL, OTHER RED BLENDS CATEGORY
  •     Cellar Reserve Red, SILVER MEDAL, OTHER RED BLENDS CATEGORY
  •     Cellar Reserve White, SILVER MEDAL, OTHER WHITE BLENDS CATEGORY
  •     243 Red, SILVER MEDAL, OTHER RED BLENDS CATEGORY
  •     243 White, SILVER MEDAL, WHITE RIESLINGS CATEGORY
  •     Red Diva, SILVER MEDAL, OTHER RED BLENDS CATEGORY

For more information, visit http://www.catrionacellars.com or call 719-481-3477. For a digital copy our media images, please visit http://www.catrionacellars.com/media/.

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