Contact: David Hunt
Phone: 818-700-1600
For Immediate Release

Hunt Cellars Wins Big in “Best Of California 2013” Competition

PASO ROBLES – In the recent “Best of California Wine Competition 2013” Hunt Cellars, a Paso Robles based boutique winery, was just notified that in this competition held by Food and Beverage World, Hunt Cellars won four out of the 11 Categories.

Hunt Cellars won the following:
* Best White Wine 2010 Viognier “Twilight Time” 93 Points
* Best Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 “Cabovation” Reserve 96 Points
* Best Zinfandel 2008 “Zinovation” 95 Points
* Best Port 2001 Tawny Cabernet Sauvignon Port “Good Vibrations” 93 Points

David Hunt, winemaker and owner of Hunt Cellars, said he was absolutely amazed and honored that we won these categories against over 100 of California’s top wineries from Paso Robles, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Lake County, Monterey and others.

Hunt said, “I knew the 2010 Viognier was good, but did not know how good the competition was so I was grateful to have won Best White Wine again”.

In the last few months Hunt Cellars has received 96 to 96 plus scores for five of their Cabernets, 05, 07, 09 Cabovation Reserve Cabernet, 96 for the 2005 and 2009 Cabernet Reserve Cask 21, 96 points for their 2009 Pinot Noir “Imagine”, 96 Points and winner of “Best Rhone Blend” 2006 “Que Sirah Syrah”, 96 Points for 2007 Zinfandel “Rocketman” and 96 Points for their Tawny Port “Oldie But Goodie”. Hunt has also received numerous 95, 94 and 93 points.

Hunt, who is blind, has been told that he has heightened senses as a result of his blindness, but Hunt says “He does not believe in excuses but works with the wines until he cannot produce a better flavor profile”. “In another words, we do not have a set program dictated by barrel aging but we let the barrels and wines tell us when they are ready to be bottled, with the perfect balance and amazing finish.”


David Hunt can be reached by telephone at 818-700-1600 or email