SOURCE: Lorimar Vineyards and Winery

June 01, 2012 11:33 ET

Lorimar Vineyards and Winery Wins 3rd Consecutive Year for Gold Medal Honor in Temecula Valley's Balloon and Wine Festival

TEMECULA, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 1, 2012) - Lorimar Winery announced today its third consecutive Gold Medal win for the Annual Balloon and Wine Festival Awards, coordinated by the Temecula Valley Wine Growers Association and Festival.

In a competition some 70 entries deep, Lorimar Winery is the official Gold Medalist for the 2012 Red Table/Blend category. This year's prized wine is Lorimar's Cabernet Sauvignon/Mourvedre, 2008 wine. As many will notably remember, Lorimar Winery received Gold Medal honors in both the 2010 and 2011 Temecula Balloon and Wine Festivals for their 2005 Duet and 2009 Muscat Canelli.

This Friday, June 1st kicks off the three day extravaganza of Wine, Food and Entertainment for Temecula Valley's annual Balloon and Wine Festival. Be sure to purchase your Saturday Ticket for the first seating of the Wine, Food and Pairing experience which includes a four course culinary cuisine and kicks off with Lorimar Winery and Vineyards insatiable Gold Medal Wine!

Mark Manfield Co-founder of Lorimar Winery commented, "We are honored to be recognized and awarded for a third year in a row! With crowds of over 40,000 attendees at the Balloon and Wine Festival it's fantastic to see our Wines at the top of the list each year. In honor of our Grand Opening month for our new Wine Country location, and to give crowd goers a nice reprieve from the heat and traffic of the festival, we have extended our hours this weekend to include live bands starting Friday night at 5:30 pm. What better way for those who've traveled this far to experience our wines first hand while enjoying our sunset patio, intimate vineyard setting and great music! You couple that with our World Renown Top Chef, Kurt Ehrlich, festival goers may just make a permanent detour."

Lorimar Vineyards and Winery's newest location is located in the heart of Temecula's Wine country just minutes from the Balloon and Wine Festival Grounds. It's Tuscan Architecture and serene vineyards produce the perfect blend of relaxation, fine wine and gourmet cuisine.

About Lorimar Vineyards and Winery:

Lorimar Award Winning Winery is one of Southern California's premium Tuscan-style wineries and vineyard estates with a trendy accompanying tasting room in Old Town Temecula. We showcase our wines with a supporting cast of musical, culinary and visual arts, accompanied by a passionate staff for the complete winery experience that engages all of the senses! Featuring live music and a revolving art gallery, the new tasting room expands upon the arts-related features of the Old Town wine tasting experience. Lorimar Winery is now accommodating weddings and special events for guests up to 300. www.lorimarwinery.com

Contact Information

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    Old Town Tasting Room
    42031 Main Street
    Temecula, CA 92590-2792
    Wine Country Tasting Room
    40225 Berenda Road,
    40000 Block of Anza Rd.
    Temecula, CA 92591

    Telephone (951) 240-5177