Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wagner earns 'best of' in San Diego Wine Challenge

Ann Raffetto
Ann Raffetto, the longtime winemaker at Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery and one of the few female head winemakers in the state, has racked up a few more plaudits.

Wagner's 2014 Caywood East Vineyard Riesling took "Best Dry Riesling" honors en route to being named "Best of Show White Wine" at the San Diego Wine Challenge.

The Caywood East was rated at a platinum-level 95 points by the judges. And, although not achieving "best of" status, Wagner's 2015 Dry Riesling was awarded a gold medal with a score of 91.

Raffetto has been making wine at Wagner since 1983, working with co-winemaker, John Herbert until he retired in 2013.

Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery and Wagner Valley Brewing Company are located at 9322 State Route 414 in Lodi, Seneca County. Phone: (607) 582-6450 and (866) 924-6378.

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