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July 08, 2011 11:00 ET

To Kalon Vineyard Receives Prestigious Vineyard of the Year Award

California State Fair Recognizes To Kalon Vineyard 2011 Vineyard of the Year

NAPA, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 8, 2011) - To Kalon Vineyard, one of the historic vineyards owned and farmed by Andy Beckstoffer in the Napa Valley, was selected as the 2011 Vineyard of the Year in the California State Fair Wine Competition.

The prestigious award recognizes the California vineyard that has consistently produced grapes that have contributed directly to superior wine quality and marketability. The renowned To Kalon Vineyard is owned by three distinguished owners including Beckstoffer Vineyards of Rutherford, CA. Previous Vineyard of the Year award winners include Bien Nacido Vineyards and Ridge Monte Bello Vineyards.

"We are really honored to have won this award for two reasons," says Andy Beckstoffer. "First of all, it's a recognition of the work we are doing to preserve the historically significant vineyards in the Napa Valley. But the award itself is also a recognition of the important role the grapegrower plays in the quality of wines today. Without the dedication and commitment of the grapegrower, we would not be seeing the kinds of world-class wines we are making today."

To Kalon Vineyards produces high-quality grapes using the newest technology and techniques to maintain the highest standards in viticulture, while providing premium grapes to over 50 wineries. To Kalon has a long standing reputation within the industry for producing the best California Cabernets.

About To Kalon Vineyard: To Kalon Vineyard is owned and operated by Beckstoffer Vineyards of Rutherford, CA, Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, CA, and the University of California, Davis, and provides grapes to some of the greatest winemakers in America. To Kalon Vineyard appears on the labels of a long list of vineyard designate wines. The 2007 Schrader Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard MMVII and the 2007 Schrader Cellars CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, both which received perfect 100 point ratings from Wine Spectator magazine.

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