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  • J. Wilkes Named One of Wine Business Monthly’s Top Ten Hot Brands 2019

    February 10, 2020, Santa Barbara, CA — The Miller family is pleased to announce the J. Wilkes Viognier has been named one of Wine Business Monthly’s Top Ten Hot Brands for 2019. 

    Every year, Wine Business Monthly creates a list of Top 10 Hot Brands, honoring wineries, winemakers, growers and pioneers who are making some kind of statement in the industry. Quality is always an important consideration, but rather than being a “best of” lineup, this list delves more deeply into what it means to be part of the ever-changing American wine industry. Often these are brands that best exemplify their region, have dared to take big risks with lesser-known varieties or techniques, and/or have voiced an unpopular opinion for the sake of moving the U.S. wine world forward. 

    Referring to the Central Coast wine industry as “a force to be reckoned with,” Wine Business Monthly has selected J. Wilkes as one of its Top 10 Hot Brands for 2019, commending the winery and winemaker Wes Hagen for producing wines that represent the AVA they’re from. On the list is J. Wilkes’ 2018 Viognier, recognized for its graceful nuances and strong sense of place — which Wine Business Monthly describes as “a wine that wears its sensuality on its sleeve.” 

    J. Wilkes’ portfolio of wines from the Santa Maria Valley, Sta. Rita Hills and the Paso Robles Highlands AVAs are available at the new J. Wilkes tasting room in Santa Barbara, located at the Hotel Californian just steps from the bustling Funk Zone neighborhood. The J. Wilkes Tasting Room is open daily from 12 - 8pm and is located at 35 State Street, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. For more information, visit www.jwilkes.com.

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