2017 Winemaker Challenge Judges Award JOLO Winery & Vineyards Two Gold and One Silver Medal
Pilot Mountain, NC-February 2, 2017
JOLO Winery & Vineyards won two gold medals and one silver medals at the 2017 International Winemaker Challenge Wine Competition in San Diego, California that took place January 28 & 29, 2017. For the second consecutive year JOLO was the only Winery in North Carolina to win gold medals at this prestigious event. The awards are as follows: Gold: 2015 Crimson Creek Our Award Winning Yadkin Valley Chambourcin Gold: 2015 Golden Hallows JOLO's Vidal Blanc and Traminette white wine blend Silver: 2015 JOLOTAGE Our Premier Red Blend Wine Offering"We are off to a great start in 2017 here at JOLO," said JW Ray, Winemaker and Vineyard Manager of JOLO Winery & Vineyards." Just last month JOLO Winery & Vineyards was awarded the 2016 'North Carolina Winegrower of the Year.' We are confident that our wines will bring home many more medals this year." In its eighth year, The Winemaker Challenge is part of the "Challenge" series of wine competitions conceived by syndicated wine columnist Robert Whitley. It joins Critics Challenge and Sommelier Challenge in delivering evaluation of wines from the unique perspective of three important sectors of the wine industry -- winemakers, sommeliers and wine journalists -- often looked to for professional analysis. Its goal is to provide the best environment for wine tasting and evaluation. JOLO Winery & Vineyards is located at 219 JOLO Winery Lane in Pilot Mountain. Tasting Lodge hours are Thursday thru Saturday 10:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 5:00 p.m.