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Great News for Esser Wines out of Japan

Monterey, CA – September 1, 2015 – More Great NEWS for Esser Wines at the Japan WORLD Wine Challenge 2015!

Over 1,300 wines were entered in the challenge and only 2.3% of the medals awarded went to American wineries.

Only 10 SILVER medals went to American wineries, and the 2013 Pinot Noir scored one of them!

In addition, there were only 6 Seal of Approval awards given to American Wineries, and Esser Wines scored 33% of those with:

We hope you all are enjoying the success and great taste of our wines!

About Esser Vineyards

Esser® wines are produced from the cool Central Coast Region of California and crafted from sustainably farmed vineyards. These wines express the fruit, the climate, the terroir and water into a poetic expression of flavors long sought by wine connoisseurs from around the globe.

Under the new ownership and with a team of seasoned professionals, Esser Vineyards is positioned as one of the premium Central Coast producers creating award winning Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Esser wines offer Old World elegance, and express terroir as well as exceptional varietal character.

About Appellation Ventures

Appellation Ventures is a California LLC comprised of leaders in the California Wine Industry and seasoned business executives and investors. Appellation Ventures strives to find small wineries with solid reputations for quality and then provides the capital and resources to enable significant growth.


Steve Manley, President/CEO
Appellation Ventures, LLC.
P.O. Box 278780
Sacramento, CA 95827

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