St. Augustine, FL – Florida’s two leading wineries brought home a combined sixteen awards from international wine competitions during the end of April and beginning of May. Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards in Clermont and San Sebastian Winery located in St. Augustine, continue to add to their list of accolades during the spring and summer awards season for wine competitions. Increasing Lakeridge’s count to nearly 450 awards, and San Sebastian’s to near 350, Florida’s two largest wineries still have at least two more international wine competitions left to compete in during 2008.
The 24th Annual Pacific Rim International Wine Competition held in San Bernardino, California, April 22-23 awarded San Sebastian Winery gold medals for their best seller, Vintners Red, and for their sparkling wine, Blanc de Fleur. Other winners from Pacific Rim include San Sebastian’s Cream Sherry, Stover Reserve 2007, Vintners White, and Lakeridge’s Chablis, Pink Crescendo, and Southern White which all took home silver medals. Lakeridge Winery also took home a bronze medal for their Stover Reserve 2007.
The two wineries also received gold, silver, and bronze medals at the 27th Annual Riverside International Wine Competition held May 2-4 in Riverside, California. Lakeridge Winery’s Southern White and Southern Red took gold, while their Blanc du Bois won a silver medal. San Sebastian’s Vintners White and Vintners Red won silver medals, and their Chablis and Blanc de Fleur won a bronze medal.
San Sebastian and Lakeridge wineries belong to parent company Seavin, Inc.. Seavin has been producing award-winning wines for the past nineteen years. For more information on premium Florida wines, visit www.sansebastianwinery.com or www.lakeridgewinery.com.