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Two wineries win medals

Two county wineries earned top honors at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition last month.

Over five days, professional wine experts tasted and evaluated a world-record breaking 5,500 entries from all over the country.

Black Star Farms received three awards. The 2010 Arcturos Late Harvest Riesling earned a double gold; the 2010 Arcturos Riesling took a gold, and Sirius red dessert wine earned a silver.

“It’s always an honor to be recognized for the quality of our region. 2010 was certainly an exemplary vintage showcasing many of the best attributes of Riesling growing in this climate,” said Black Star’s head winemaker Lee Lutes. “These medals will further raise the standards by which we continue to create our wines.”

Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery brought home two gold and two silver medals. Its Chardonnay and Riesling submissions were given gold medals. Another Riesling and Chenin Blanc were recognized with silver medals.

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