Windward Vineyards strikes gold at the San Francisco International Wine Competition! Windward’s 2006 Barrel Select Gold Pinot Noir was selected as a gold medal winner at what is arguably the most prestigious wine competition in North America. Our previous research on the impact of medals at competitions on demand for wine showed conclusively that this competition was the single most consistent predictor. (The link is to an abstract. If you want to read the published paper, click here. If you want to read a much longer version with many more details, click here.)
We’ve visited Windward on several previous trips to Paso Robles, most recently on our southern California swing in February, 2012. Our notes say the wine was pretty darn good. Every once in a while we get it right.
In addition to great pinots, Windward has a lovely outdoor patio under the grapevines where you can have lunch sipping their wine.
Congratulations to Windward on a stellar recognition!