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Friday, August 23, 2013

Foris World WIne Press Release

Wines by Bryan Wilson Wow MS Judges at WOW!


It is impressive that earlier this month the Southern Oregon World of Wine Competition (WOW) was judged by three Masters of Wine. There were 179 Southern Oregon wines entered by 46 wineries and several wineries received multiple medals, six being the most awarded to one brand.


But what's even more impressive was that a total of twelve wines crafted by Winemaker, Bryan Wilson, were awarded medals including two of the three "Best of Show" and two "Double Gold". It is also important to note Wilson's versatile ability as a winemaker - his twelve medal winning wines represented nine different varietals!


Wilson has been the winemaker at Foris Vineyards since 2008 and also crafts wine under his own label, Cuckoo's Nest Cellars. In addition, he makes wines for Pebblestone Cellars and made the 2008 Bendock Estate Pinot Noir for Serra Vineyards.


The prestigious Master of Wine (MW) title is bestowed by the Institute of Masters of Wine in London and is considered the highest level of achievement in the wine industry. Thus, it wouldn't be surprising if this year's internationally known MW judges didn't realize that they were recognizing the talent of one winemaker, in particular. In any case, there is no doubt Wilson is one of Oregon's best. And humble, too. When asked about his medal winning wines, he noted, "I think it is a testament to the quality of grapes being grown here in the Rogue Valley as our competition continues to attract high profile judges. 


There are only thirty Masters of Wine in the United States and in the past four years ten have judged the WOW Competition including this year's judges: Christy Canterbury, MW, author, speaker and wine judge from New York; Peter Marks, MW, Vice President of Education for Constellation Vineyards; and Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW, author of The One Minute Wine Master: Discover 10 Wines You'll Like in 60 Second or Less.


2013 World of Wine Competition medals awarded to wines crafted by Bryan Wilson:


Best of Show . . .  . . Pebblestone Cellars 2012 Viognier

                                   Cuckoo's Nest Cellars 2012 Fizzé

Double Gold . . . . .  Cuckoo's Nest Cellars 2012 Pinot Gris

                                   Foris Vineyards 2012 Pinot Blanc

Gold . . . . . . . . . . . .  Serra Vineyards 2008 Bendock Estate Pinot Noir

Silver . . . . . . . . . . .   Cuckoo's Nest  Cellars 2012 Aromatique

                                   Foris Vineyards 2011 Riesling

                                   Foris Vineyards 2011 Maple Ranch Pinot Noir

                                   Pebblestone Cellars 2012 Pinot Gris

                                   Pebblestone Cellars 2008 Mélange

                                   Pebblestone Cellars 2009 Cabernet Franc

                                   Pebblestone Cellars 2009 Syrah

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