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Trione Vineyards and Winery to Host Annual Judges Dinner

(Geyserville, CA, December 2009) --- Each year during the first week of January, the town of Cloverdale, California welcomes renowned wine experts from across the country as they attend the largest competition of American wines in the world, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC).

In celebration of the many hours that the judges dedicate to evaluating thousands of impressive entries, Trione Vineyards and Winery has generously offered to host the 2010 Judges Dinner, scheduled for Wednesday, January 6. Held at their beautiful estate in the heart of Sonoma County, the Dinner is an opportunity to reflect on the week’s events while paying tribute to the numerous individuals who make the SFCWC possible every year. “We are so happy to express our support to a long standing competition as influential as the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition by toasting the judges for their hard work,” says Denise Trione. “It’s an honor to be in the company of hosts from years past.”

Widely recognized for their commitment to the art of wine making over the past 35 harvests, Trione is built on tradition, successfully run by three generations of the Trione family. Starting with Henry Trione, who remains the winery's best customer, Trione Vineyards and Winery is now owned by brothers Mark and Victor Trione, while Mark’s daughter, Denise Trione, dedicates herself as the Sales and Hospitality Manager. “The pride that goes into having a family-based winery cannot be duplicated,” adds Denise. “We are dedicated to producing wines of only the highest quality, and it’s our personal joy to share wines that are a result of decades of hard work.”

Sharing in the Trione tradition is renowned winemaker Scot Covington, who, alongside vineyard manager of over 30 years John Tankersley, maintains the belief that crafting fine wine begins in the vineyard.

Much like the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition itself, Trione Vineyards and Winery is passionate about producing the finest environments in which to cultivate, study and enjoy wines for every palate. “When you look the word ‘generosity’ up in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of the Trione family,” says Anne Vercelli, assistant director of the SFCWC, “and we are thrilled that they will be our host for the 2010 Judges Dinner.”

Additional information on the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and the Judges Dinner is available at www.winejudging.com.

WHAT: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting
WHEN: Saturday, February 20, 2010
WHERE: Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
TIME: 2pm – 5pm
COST: $60 Advance Purchase / $80 at the door (if admittance is available)
INFO: For tickets and information, visit http://www.winejudging.com/event_tickets.htm.

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