Several Vara Winery & Distillery wines have been recognized at the 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards.
Vara’s Silverhead Brut Cava was awarded the gold medal by a panel of high-profile sommeliers and wine directors.
“The gold winning Silverhead Brut Cava has a brilliant light-yellow color with fine well-released bubbles forming a continuous bead and a fantastic crown,” according to a Vara news release. “The nose is youthful and fresh with pleasant fruity and floral aromas. This bubbly is very pleasant on the palate with a mildly dry fruitiness and a nice persistence of liveliness. The finish is clean and very well balanced, inviting you to another taste.”
Other award winners include its Vara Garnacha, Garnacha Rosado, Tempranillo, Viura and Albariño.
“We’re really excited that our Vara Silverhead Brut Cava scored so highly on the various factors, making it a great wine for the consumers to enjoy in restaurants,” said Doug Diefenthaler, co-owner of Vara Winery & Distillery. “We really put a lot of emphasis on creating a wine with broad consumer appeal, and one that wine drinkers will enjoy for a variety of different occasions. This award is really a validation of our winemaking expertise.”
Medals were awarded to wines that met specific judging criteria, including value, quality, package and how well they pair with foods. The goal was to identify wines that should be added to restaurant wine lists.