Winery, winemaker and grower of the year to be honored
The Madera Vinters Association is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of the Madera Wine Trail this year by honoring three industry professionals for contributing to Madera’s winemaking success.
The Winery of the Year, Winemaker of the Year, and Grower of the Year will each receive recognition at a dinner next month for promoting excellence in winemaking throughout the Madera appellation, said MVA spokeswoman Wendy Eachus.
“It’s the first year we’ve had these awards and it’s our 10-year anniversary as well so it’s a neat way to celebrate,” she said. “We plan on giving out the awards every year.”
Birdstone Winery, a family-owned winery in eastern Madera County, has been selected as Winery of the Year for producing world-class wines from Madera-grown grapes...