American Winery of the Year
We are honored to announce that JUSTIN has been named the 2015 American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine . Selected from among five nominees, JUSTIN will be featured in Wine Enthusiast Magazine's annual "Best of Year" issue and honored at the annual Wine Star Awards black-tie gala on January 25, 2016 in New York City.
"We are truly honored to be recognized as American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast ," said David Ricanati, President of JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery. "Our emphasis at JUSTIN has, and will always be, about quality. From our winemaking philosophy to the high caliber of our wines, from our relationships with retailers and distributors to our guests' experience on property, we want everyone to know what makes JUSTIN unique. To be recognized in such a meaningful way is something that we take great pride in."
Originally inspired by Chateau Margaux and the iconic style of “Left Bank” Bordeaux wines, Justin Baldwin founded the winery in 1981 and pursued his dream of creating wines that would rival the finest in the world. Drawn to Paso Robles, Baldwin discovered the combination of ancient calcareous soils and elevation ideally suited to produce grapes with intense flavor and great structure he sought to create. Throughout its 35-year history, JUSTIN has stayed true to the original winemaking philosophy, combining the best of viticulture with the art of blending. JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, along with its sister winery in Sonoma, Landmark Vineyards, continue to create wines that garner high ratings among critics and wine lovers alike.