Sonoma-Cutrer® Chardonnay Garners Top Honors in Annual Restaurant Poll

    Sonoma-Cutrer® Chardonnay Garners Top Honors in Annual Restaurant Poll

Wine & Spirits Magazine names Sonoma-Cutrer top wine as voted by restaurants

PR Newswire

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 13, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Restaurateurs and diners alike
often rely on their favorite wines when making selections to please the
palate, and Sonoma-Cutrer® has once again been named as the top wine in two
categories of the Wine & Spirits Magazine's 24^th Annual Restaurant Poll.

Sonoma-Cutrer took top honors as the #1 Most Popular Wine by the Glass which
encompasses both red and white varietals, and 2013 marks the third time in
five years the wine has been named at the top of this overall category.
Sonoma-Cutrer also repeated its award of #1 Most Popular Chardonnay for 22 of
the past 24 years. The April issue of Wine & Spirits magazine, currently on
stands, announces the complete results of their 24^th Annual Restaurant Poll.

"Sonoma-Cutrer is honored that top restaurants from around the country have
selected our wine as the top overall Chardonnay and as the top wine by the
glass in this prestigious poll," said Tracy Thornsberry, brand manager for
Sonoma-Cutrer. "Restaurateurs and their customers look for quality and
reliability, and our winemakers take great care in crafting the world's finest
Chardonnays year after year."

With a focus on the production of world-class Chardonnay, Sonoma-Cutrer has
been crafting wines since 1981 in the esteemed Russian River Valley growing
region of Sonoma County, California. Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards utilizes a unique
chilling tunnel to air cool its grapes, and the wines are aged in barrels made
of specific French oak trees that are individually-selected to the winemakers'
needs. The flagship wine, Russian River Ranches Chardonnay, is available in
restaurants nationwide while Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is offered in stores for
a suggested retail price of $21.50 for a 750mL bottle. For more information on
Sonoma-Cutrer, please visit or visit Facebook at

Sonoma-Cutrer is one of the fine wines produced and marketed by the
Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BF-B) . For more than 140 years, Brown-Forman
has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality
beverage alcohol brands. The company's brands are supported by nearly 4,000
employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide. For more
information about the company, visit Please enjoy our
wines responsibly.

© 2013 Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor, Sonoma County, California

SOURCE Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards

Contact: Brittany Gilbert, Brown-Forman, +1-502-774-6949,
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