(Fort Myers, Fla. October 30, 2012) — Husic Vineyards has been selected as Signature Vintner for the 2013 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. The Wine & Food Fest will be held at Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club on February 22 and 23, 2013. Angelina’s Ristorante is the signature vintner sponsor.
With just a few vintages bottled, Husic Vineyards is already winning praise from wine enthusiasts. The 2006 Husic Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon was a Double Gold Medal winner in the 2010 American Fine Wine Competition, and the 2008 vintage secured a Gold Medal in 2012.
Julie and Frank Husic, along with their sons FJ and Paris are living a family dream through Husic Vineyards. After purchasing the land in 1995, the Husics spent two years working on permitting and planning the vineyards. The land had never been lived on or farmed, and that meant that prior to planting in 1997, the land had to be cleared, dynamited and terraced. Today, the vineyards cling to the edge of a mountain overlooking Napa Valley’s Stag’s Leap District. There are three vineyards, totaling nine acres of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. They have also recently added a Sonoma Chardonnay and Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir to their selection of estate wines.
“Husic Vineyards is an exceptional addition to our 2013 Wine & Food Fest,” says Dr. Steve Machiz, chairman of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s sponsoring organization, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. “We are looking forward to tasting all of the wines offered by this extremely promising estate vineyard.”
As signature vintner, Husic Vineyards wines will be featured at the festival’s Grand Tasting and Auction on Feb. 23. They will also be featured at one of the festival’s private chef vintner dinners on Feb. 22, and at a private Wine Fest kickoff celebration at Angelina’s Ristorante in December.