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John Huber
June 29, 2018 | John Huber

Gold Behind the Orange Curtain

Local Winery Wins Gold at Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition

Dedication to Craft Deals Crestline Based Winery a Winning Hand

Crestline, CA June 29, 2018 – Sycamore Ranch Vineyard and Winery placed 8 wines in the prestigious Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition, presented by the Orange County Wine Society. This annual competition is the largest competition dedicated solely to California wines, in the world.

The winning varietals produced by winemaker Richard Krumwiede include gold for the 2016 Primitivo, and the 2016 Merlot, while silver was awarded to the 2016 Ranch Red blend, 2016 Petite Sirah, 2016 Grenache, 2016 SGM, 2017 Viognier and two-year barrel aged  2015 Cabernet Sauvignon.

“It’s a huge source of pride,” said Mr. Krumwiede, “having our hand-crafted wines judges so favorably by the professional judges of the OCWC. It’s a testament to our dedication, expectations and our ultimate goal of creating superior California wines and an unsurpassed tasting room experience.”

All wines are produced at the “Ranch” located in the San Bernardino County community of Crestline, with fruit sourced from premier Central Coast vineyards. The small, craft winery and ciderworks is situated on 3 1/2 acres of picturesque vineyards, orchards, and beautifully landscaped grounds. The “Ranch” produces about 700 cases of Bordeaux and Rhone varietals per year.

Tastings, tours, and on-site sales are welcomed by appointment: (909)338-1725
Wines and hard ciders are also for sale on their website:

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