Tastings.com (www.tastings.com) has selected Wildwood Oak Winery’s 2017 Abba Vineyard “Mamma Mia” Syrah as its 2020 Syrah of the Year – The wine was also featured in their 2020 Holiday Gift Guide.
Wildwood Oak Winery Continues to Win Medals – While 2020 has been a difficult year, Wildwood Oak Winery has continued to win medals.
- Double Gold for the 2017 “Mamma Mia” through the San Francisco International Competition, and Gold for the 2018 “Regan’s Bend” Chardonnay.
- Through the Beverage Testing Institute, the 2019 “Kelsi Kreek” Grenache Rose, 2017 “Mamma Mia” Syrah and the 2018 “Super Trouper” Cabernet took Gold and the 2018 “Rowan Down the River” Grenache and the 2017 “Joshua’s Landing” took Silver.
- For the first time, we entered the Sunset Magazine International Competition with our 2018 Chardonnay taking a Gold Medal while the 17 Syrah and 19 Grenache Rose took Silver medals.
Wildwood Oak Winery’s Kelsi Kreek Grenache Rose takes Gold through the Beverage Testing Institute World Wine Competition – According to BTI, “Beverage Testing Institute, the creators of the first international wine competition in the United States, produces detailed reviews so that you can discover and understand drinks you will love. For 40 years, BTI has been trusted by consumers for their scientific approach, transparency, and highly regarded judges. An award from BTI is synonymous with quality.” To see some of the BTI reviews of Wildwood Oak wines, check out the “Review” for each wine in the “Shop” tab. Each wine also lists results from BTI and other wine competitions.
Owner/Winemakers Tony and Anita Matlock completed Level 3 of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) – The Wine and Spirit Trust (WSET) is a leading provider of professional wine expertise to the industry. WSET offers 4 levels of education with Level 3 considered their advanced program. The test consisted of a blind wine tasting using a systematic deductive analysis of wine. Tony and Anita completed their tasting portion with merit. The second area is on wine theory. The test consisted of multiple choice and short answer essays. Anita completed the theory portion with distinction. For more information about why they choose WSET, visit the “About Us” tab. To learn about WSET, go to: www.wsetglobal.com
Owner/Winemaker, Tony Matlock, appointed to the city of Yucaipa’s AVAPC – The Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance (YVWA) has filed an application to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to have the Yucaipa Valley known as an American Viticulture Area (AVA). The city of Yucaipa created a planning committee to help guide the development of the AVA. Tony was appointed to the committee as the Vice Chairperson. The benefit to an AVA is that grapes produced into wine can be labeled with the Yucaipa Valley AVA. Without the designation, the grapes could only be labeled as California or South Coast. To learn more about the YVWA, go to: www.yvwa.org.