Wine Star Gala

February 12, 2016
The Wine Enthusiast’s black tie Wine Star Awards is the “Oscars of the wine world with the who’s who in the wine world in attendance,” according to JUSTIN founder Justin Baldwin. The sophisticated evening set at the New York Public Library mixed humor and well deserved accolades.
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On behalf of the entire JUSTIN organization, Justin Baldwin accepted the prestige award for “American Winery of the Year” in front of a crowd of wine and spirit industry VIPs.
JUSTIN Wine Star Awards

“35 years ago, on a lonely Central Coast back road, I followed my dream and planted a vineyard on the far west side of Paso Robles. The combination of limestone soils, elevated hillsides and the surrounding beauty was enough for me to commit to the area. Hindsight proved me right, but as anyone labeled a “pioneer” will tell you, there is no certainty in taking the initial risk, regardless of commitment or passion. To have JUSTIN now acknowledged as Winery of the Year by a highly respected publication like Wine Enthusiast is the crowning validation of the tireless work of many people. Cheers!,” founder Justin Baldwin.

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Guests were treated with JUSTIN’s most sought-after wines including, ISOSCELES, SAVANT, JUSTIFICATION and Cabernet Sauvignon and entertained by a live performance from award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend. One of the most memorable moments of the evening occurred when we celebrated our “American Winery of the Year” honor by sharing a witty video featuring pop songs where the musical notes were made using JUSTIN-filled wine glasses. Among the many guests who attended the glamorous evening included John Legend, Chrissy Tiegen, Italian wine legend Angelo Gaja, and Michael Mondavi.

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