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Salerno Winery by Chuck Jones

Salerno Winery is a small boutique winery located in the Ramona Valley American Viticultural Area. Opera singer Herman Salerno and his wife Rose first came to the Ramona Valley in 1998 with over 23 years prior experience crafting fine wines and a dream to establish a world class winery. That is Herman performing live singing in the movie soundtrack. Twenty five miles east of the Pacific ocean near Ramona, CA, the Salerno’s planted their first grapes, and it is here today that they make their dream a reality.

The rich soils, the strong sunshine warmed days with the kiss of the cool evenings of the unique micro-climate yielded premium grapes for making the finest of wines. Herman Salerno uses traditional, Italian hand crafted methods in sculpting his wines. From knowledge, determination and a quest for excellence, Salerno Winery earned an International Medal in 2005 upon the release of their first wine. Achieving worldwide success with the first release, Salerno Wines continue to be ranked with the top boutique wineries of the world. To date they have been awarded over 63 local, national, and international awards and yearly sell out their wine offerings.

In addition to established favorites such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petite Sirah, Salerno Winery offers hand crafted wines such as their signature wine, a double gold medal and gold sweepstakes winner, Elegante. Additional yearly offerings include Lagrein – silk in a glass! and Muscat Canelli – a great desert white wine. As the yearly harvest sings a different song, so does Herman Salerno in crafting the perfect song in a glass. Sensation, Tempranillo, Perfection, and Barbera have been some of Salerno Winery’s past limited blends.

Salerno Wines are available at San Diego’s finest restaurants, wine bars, and markets, and they ship online or telephone orders to most states. Visit their tasting room on the weekends to sample the ever changing bouquets of award winning fine wines they have at Salerno Winery. Do be sure to give my warmest regards to Herman and Rose Salerno, and be sure to tell them Chuck Jones sent you!

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