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2012 Tehachapi Primitivo Wins Bronze!
The 2010
Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Co. won a 2nd Bronze Medal at the L.A. International
2011 Tehachapi Primitivo Wins It's First Medal!
Our 2011 Tehachapi Wine won it's First Medal, a Silver also at L.A. International.. 
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2010 Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Co. Wins Bronze!
The 2010
Primitivo competed in the L.A. International Wine Competition and won a Bronze Medal.
2012 Primitivo won two Silver Medals!
The 2012
Primitivo  won a Silver Medal at the L.A. International Competition and a second Silver at the San Joaquin Valley "All California Wine Competition."

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Tehachapi News: Souza Family Vineyards will be honored Jan. 26, 2013 ... read article

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2013 Bronze Medal Winner

Press Release: January 11, 2013 San Francisco -
"Souza's Win Bronze" in San Francisco Chronicle's Annual Wine Competition. The 2009 Primitivo Zinfandel has won a Bronze Medal in the largest competition of American Wines in the World! Come out to the Winery and taste our newly released 2010 Primitivo Zinfandel. Could there be another medal in our future?

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2009 Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Co. release wins Bronze Medal at 2012 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition
In keeping with all the excitement about the Summer Olympics in London, Bob and Patty Souza owners of the Souza Family Vineyard in Cummings Valley were recently notified by the executive producer of the Long Beach Grand Cru, a prestigious International Wine Competition that their 2009 Primitivo Zinfandel had been awarded a Bronze Medal.

The wine Bob and Patty entered was released in February on Valentine's Day and because it is so young was really not considered a contender. The competition consisted of over 1400 entries from 21 states and 15 countries. They include France, Italy, Argentina, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Chile, Tasmania and  Canada. The state standard included of course California, which produces 90% of all the wine in America.

When notified by founder and executive producer, Ludmila Montoya that their little town's vineyard had produced a medal winner in such a world class competition, even she seemed surprised, but very happy for them.

Since the Souza's began production in 2005 their wine has competed five times and won four metals including two bronze, one silver, and one gold. The future looks bright for the growing of fine wine grapes in Tehachapi, of course time will tell... but it appears that the conditions are ideal.

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2007 Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Co. Wins Gold Medal!
The 2007
Primitivo competed for the Gold in the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and won.
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2006 Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Co. wine awarded Bronze Medal in the 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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2005 Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Co. wine awarded Silver Medal in the 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Tehachapi Wine and Cattle Company’s 2005 Primitivo competed with several hundred entries in this very prestigious wine competition and won a “Silver Medal”.

The largest competition of American wines in the world featured 4,235 total entries with the Zinfandel category having the largest number of entries. Judging took place over four days by 60 professional judges who had no knowledge of the wines they were testing other than their category.

We are very proud that our local wine was judged superior to several hundred other very established wineries. We sincerely wish to thank all of our friends and customers for their constant support and encouragement. The future looks bright and please stay tuned.

2005 Release Commemorative Collectible
Available for Purchase

We have retained a very small amount of the 2005 release and are currently taking orders for a special commemorative and collectible bottle of our 2005 release. It comes in a beautiful cherry wood box with wine accessories (see photo below).

Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing this special item (limited quantity).

Collectible 2005 Release

2009 Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Wins Bronze Medal at Long Bea

2012 Bronze Medal Winner

Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition

Award Winning Wine
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition