New Templeton distillery receiving major awards

TEMPLETON The newly opened Bethel Rd. Winery and Distillery is making a lot of noise when it comes to National Spirits Competitions.

They recently received “Best of Class” for their Grappa di Moscato from the American Distilling Institute’s Judging of Craft Spirits. They were also awarded “Best of Class” for their House Brandy and House Gin from the San Diego County Fair’s Distilled San Diego Spirits and Cocktail Competition.

As for scores, nationally distributed The Tasting Panel Magazine has also given high marks for their products. The House Gin was given 95 points and the House Brandy was given 93 points.

Bethel Rd. Winery & Distillery is now open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. and by appointment. Both their wines and distilled products are made with organically farmed and SIP Certified grapes from neighboring Castoro Cellars Winery.

Their location can be found at 1266 N. Bethel Rd., Templeton, and can be reached at 805-434-0319. For more information, visit


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