DeLoach Vineyards Receives Double Honors from Wine & Spirits Magazine

September 18, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Santa Rosa, CA, September 18, 2009 DeLoach Vineyards will be named by Wine & Spirits Magazine a "Top 100 Winery of the Year" in its upcoming winter issue. In the same issue, DeLoach's 2007 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir will be recognized as one of the "100 Best Buys of the Year."

DeLoach Vineyards has been making terroir-driven wines from the Russian River Valley and premium vineyard sites across Northern California since 1975. Its founders were among the first group of vintners to plant Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley in 1973, and they also helped to draft the initial application that created the Russian River Valley AVA in 1983. Boisset Family Estates purchased DeLoach in 2003 and immediately began a seven-year mission to convert the estate vineyards to organic and biodynamic farming methods, and anchor the winery in its high quality, historic winemaking roots. Today's announcement is an exciting acknowledgement that Boisset's patient commitment to sustainable winemaking processes results in superior world-class wines. This is the tenth year that DeLoach has been named a "Winery of the Year," one of very few wineries to achieve this distinction.

Boisset's commitment to preserving the environment extends into the packaging of DeLoach wines; in July, DeLoach developed an innovation for the on-premise wine market and launched it in partnership with The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco. DeLoach Vineyards California Pinot Noir is now available to restaurants for by-the-glass service in a 10-Liter eco-bag housed in a wood barrel. After depleting the first barrel, restaurants need only reorder the 68-Gram recyclable eco-bag filled with 10 Liters of wine at the same cost as a typical 12 bottle, 9Liter case.

Wine & Spirits Magazine's "Top 100 Best Buy" wines are selected from over 9,000 wines that are blind tasted by the editors each year. To have the DeLoach Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir included in this exclusive list in the same year that the winery is named a "Top 100 Winery of the Year" is a great honor, especially from a publication whose primary audience is the wine trade. DeLoach Vineyards will participate in the sixth annual celebratory tasting event to honor the "Top 100 Wineries of the Year" on October 14, 2009 at the San Francisco Design Center.

The complete list of Wineries of the Year and Top 100 Best Buy Wines will be announced and profiled in the November issue of Wine & Spirits, available on newsstands nationwide on October 13, 2009.


About DeLoach Vineyards
As a pioneering force in Pinot Noir winegrowing in Sonoma County, DeLoach Vineyards has been experimenting with and perfecting the various combinations of soil, rootstock and clones for over three decades. In 2004, the Boisset family brought its eco-friendly and biodynamic approach to sustainable winemaking at DeLoach Vineyards: showing its dedication to the environment, Boisset Family Estates tore up award-winning vineyards after the 2004 vintage and replanted them with cover crops designed to revitalize the soil. New vines were planted in 2006, and 2010 will be the first eagerly awaited vintage grown with biodynamic farming techniques. In the meantime, DeLoach Vineyards continues to partner with winegrowers who are equally dedicated to eco-friendly farming practices and the production of world-class wines.

For more information about DeLoach Vineyards, please visit www.deloachvineyards.com.