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Trinitas Cellars Earns Three Awards in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

NAPA, Calif. (January 19, 2012) – Three Trinitas Cellars varietals won awards in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFWC). The competition, co-sponsored by, was held over five days at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Sonoma County, Calif. 60 professional wine experts from around the country tasted and evaluated a world-record breaking 5,500 from across the U.S. A public tasting of these award winning wines will be at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center in San Francisco from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

Trinitas Cellars’ 2010 Muscat was awarded Best of Class and retails for just $13. The Trinitas Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon received a Silver in the $50 to $59.99 category and retails for $50. The 2008 Mysterium was awarded Gold in the All Other Red Varietals/Blends $20 and over category and retails for $25.

“We were thrilled to be recognized for our wines in the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition,” said Garrett Busch, Proprietor/CEO of Trinitas Cellars. “These awards showcase the dedication and expertise of our winemaker and the quality of wines we produce.”

Trinitas Cellars is the realization of a dream for the Busch family who has always had a passion for wine and the wine country. Trinitas Cellars continues to be a small winery based in Napa Valley, focused on providing high quality wines to tasting room visitors and customers across the U.S. Today the wines are available for sale in the Trinitas Cellars Tasting Room located in the Estate Cave behind The Meritage Resort and Spa and through its website.

“Since joining the Trinitas Cellars team in January 2007, I have made it my focus to continue to improve each of the varietals and introduce new wines to the Trinitas Portfolio,” said Kevin Mills, winemaker. “These awards are a result of our entire team’s dedication to producing high quality wines and offering them at a reasonable price point for our guests.”

Wines were awarded as Bronze, Silver, Gold and Double Gold (unanimous gold by the judges). In addition, there were Best of Class & Judges' Choice Awards given for each of the wine judging categories, and the prestigious Sweepstake Awards for the top Sparkling, White, Blush, Red and Dessert/Specialty wines.

A complete list of winners is available at

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The Meritage Resort and Spa is an extraordinary Napa Valley luxury resort set within a private vineyard. The idyllic Napa Valley luxury hotel and resort is set against rolling hills of vineyards. A destination unto itself, it features Tuscan-inspired guestrooms and luxury suites, seasonal farm-to-table cuisine in Siena restaurant and wine tasting in the Estate Cave featuring Trinitas Cellars. Regain a healthful balance with curative treatments at Spa Terra – a lavish underground Napa luxury spa with steam grottos, soaking pools, treatment alcoves and tranquil walls of water. The resort boasts the most comprehensive event and meeting space in wine country. Far more than a place for expert relaxation, our unique property is an Old World escape from the ordinary. Experience The Meritage Resort and Spa – an extraordinary Napa luxury resort perfectly blending gracious hospitality, unrivaled amenities and peerless personal care. We are Napa. Find us on Facebook:  Follow us on Twitter: @MeritageResort. Visit us on the web:

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