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Welcome to the Sycamore Ranch Vineyard & Winery blog, here is where we will be highlighting events and news from around the winery.


 

John Huber
 
September 14, 2019 | John Huber

Sycamore Ranch: A Short Film By Daley Hake

Video and Wine Pairing

This stunning bit comes to us courtesy of filmmaker and photographer Daley Hake. The beautifully shot and edited video features Winemakers Richard and Elizabeth Krumwiede reminiscing about winemaking, friendship and the magic of Sycamore Ranch. The movie is presented here for your viewing pleasure. Pair it with one of our award winning wines!

Sycamore Ranch from Daley Hake on Vimeo.

John Huber
 
July 1, 2019 | John Huber

Best of the Best - Award Season Delivers


 

Sycamore Ranch Wins Best in Show,
Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition

Abundant Award Season for Small Craft Winery in Crestline

Crestline, CA July 2019 – It is winemaking award season, and this year Sycamore Ranch Vineyard and Winery has garnered multiple awards from some of the most respected wine competitions in the United States. Tops among all, was being awarded “Best of the Best!, Best of Show Red Wine, Best of Class, and Double Gold” for their 2017 Grenache, from the Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition. The Grenache, sourced from the Windmill Vineyard in Ballard Canyon near Santa Barbara was awarded 97 points and bested over 2,700 entrants from around the world. Winners of this contest will be featured in the magazine’s upcoming November Food and Wine special. “We are blown away, simply stunned” said winemaker Richard Krumwiede. “We always knew we were doing something special up here at Sycamore Ranch, but this win is truly a game changer and is sure to significantly ‘up’ our profile as a premier craft winery.”

At the prestigious Los Angeles International Wine Competition, held at the Los Angeles County Fairplex, SRV medaled on all 12 wines entered (3 Gold medals, 6 Silver medals and 3 Bronze Medals). Gold Medal award winners include a “Best in Class” for the 2017 Primitivo (95 pts.), along with the 2017 Petit Verdot (91 pts.) and 2017 Syrah (90 pts.) At the Annual OC Fair Commercial Wine Competition hosted by the Orange County Wine Society, nine wines from SRV (4 Gold medals and 5 Silver medals) were recognized. Gold medal winners include the 2017 Primitivo (92 pts.), 2018 Viognier (92 pts.), 2017 SGM (90 pts., Syrah, Grenache & Mourvedre blend) and our one of a kind, Cucamonga Beauty–an Old Vine Zinfandel (90 pts.) sourced from a now razed heritage vineyard in Cucamonga.

All SRV 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 style 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: SycamoreRanch.com

 

Time Posted: Jul 1, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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: SycamoreRanch.com

Buy a Winner!

Time Posted: Jun 29, 2018 at 10:38 AM
John Huber
 
June 28, 2018 | John Huber

Best in Class - L.A. Gold!

Local Winery Wins Best in Class at LA International Wine Competition

Crestline Based Craft Winery Scores Gold with Limited Production Vintages

Crestline, CA June 28, 2018 – Sycamore Ranch Vineyard and Winery had 8 wines place in the Los Angeles International Wine Competition, held at the Los Angeles County Fairplex. This annual competition is considered one of the most prestigious and influential showcases for wineries both large and small. The winners produced by winemaker Richard Krumwiede include “Best in Class” for the 2016 Petite Sirah, 2016 Syrah, and with 94 total points the 2016 Grenache– made with grapes sourced from the Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles, California.

Other winning entries include Gold for the 2015 Altitude 4576’ made with a co-fermented blend of Zinfandel and Syrah grapes grown at the “Ranch” estate vineyard. Rounding out the other finalists– the 2016 Primitivo scored silver, while three entries were awarded bronze including the 2016 Ranch Red blend, 2016 Merlot, and the winery’s first ever, two-year barrel aged 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon.

“We are thrilled that our attention to detail is recognized (by) this prestigious international competition,” said Mr. Krumwiede. “We are always looking to exceed expectations both with the wines we make, and the tasting room experience we provide for our discerning visitors.”

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:

Buy a Winner!

Time Posted: Jun 28, 2018 at 9:29 AM