August 8, 2018                                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Ocean Beach Winery Wins Gold Medals
from Coast to Coast

San Diego CA – August 8, 2018 — After winning Gold and Double Gold medals from coast to coast this year , Gianni Buonomo Vintners has been crowned BEST OF SAN DIEGO by San Diego Magazine. (August 2018 edition)

“It’s been a heck of a season and being recognized as San Diego’s best winery is a great honor,” explained winemaker and Minnesota native Keith Rolle.

Insulated from the rest of the country in San Diego’s coastal community of Ocean Beach, this 3000 sq. ft. urban winery is gleaming on the local, national and international wine stage.

How does a small winery like Gianni Buonomo Vintners compete with the biggest players in the international wine world?
“I’m not totally sure. I just know that I don’t rush anything to market and I stick to sound, fundamental wine making.  All the wines spend two years in oak and then one year bottle aging before they’re released. I’m sure that has something to do with it. Plus, I source really nice fruit. ”

“It all started when a buddy ponied up the entry fee to the San Francisco Chronicle Competition in January.  My 2013 Charbono won Double Gold at that event.  We won another Gold at the Hilton Head International Competition in April. Then in May I decided to enter the big New York International Wine Competition. My Bordeaux-style blend called Maestrale was rated 94 points and it won a Gold Medal.”

“Winning the Best of award from San Diego Magazine is awesome. I hope it helps to brings some well deserved attention to the growing San Diego wine making community.”

CONTACT:                          Al Dorvinen          wineclub@GBVintners.com (cell) 562.458.9477

INFORMATION:                                               www.GBVintners.com

Gianni Buonomo Vintners is San Diego’s only fully-functioning beach winery. Just steps from the Pacific surf in the heart of Ocean Beach, Gianni Buonomo sources super-premium grapes from both El Dorado County CA and Washington State. Grapes are brought the beach to vinify, barrel age, blend, bottle and serve in a line-up of truly exceptional, award-winning wines.