Prescription & Lloyd Cellars Strike Gold at Sunset International Wine Competition

Prescription & Lloyd Cellars Strike Gold at Sunset International Wine Competition

Lloyd Cellars and Prescription Vineyards are honored to announce our ‘Chardonnay-Powered’ scores from the Sunset International Wine Competition!

Sunset is the leading media source of the Western lifestyle. Its International Wine Competition makes its winning wines part of the most influential wine program in the country. The competition’s judges are some of the most experienced wine professionals in the West, including many Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine.


Prescription Vineyards 2018 Clarksburg Chardonnay Scores Gold – 91 Points

Prescription Vineyards 2018 Clarksburg Chardonnay is 100% Chardonnay sourced from James Reamer in Clarksburg, CA. The wine shows lively aromatics of high-toned citrus, lemon peel, tropical fruits and fresh cream lead into a refreshing and mouthwatering palate. Flavors of guava, papaya, key lime and crème brulée flow throughout a long, smooth, mineral-laced finish. > GOLD 91 POINTS!


Lloyd Cellars 2018 Carneros Chardonnay Scores Double Gold – 97 Points

Lloyd Cellars 2018 Carneros Chardonnay 100% Chardonnay is sourced predominately from Sangiacomo Vineyards’ Kiser, Home and Green Acre Blocks with a small amount of fruit from the Truchard Vineyard. The wine is barrel fermented and aged for ten months in American oak, and left on the lees right until bottling. > DOUBLE GOLD 97 POINTS!

Prescription Helps Bring Int’l Musical Talent to Short Film Fest

International Music Artists at San Jose Int' l Short Film Festival – Home Edition

Veronica Fusaro, Hamish Anderson and Gina Brooklyn Headline Evening Countdowns

Prescription Vineyards’ long term relationship with A&R Worldwide, producers of MUSEXPO: United Nations of Music & Media, has led to a partnership to bring international musical talent to the 12th Annual San Jose Int’ l Short Film Festival – Home EditionOn Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the fest, the evening screenings will open with countdown showcase performances by Switzerland’s Veronica Fusaro, Australia’s Hamish Anderson, and Ohioan Gina Brooklyn.

A&R Worldwide’s discovery and development history of artists include Coldplay, Katy Perry, Keane, Adele, Muse, Sia, Gavin James, and many more chart-topping artists. And don’t miss their syndicated radio show, Passport Approved to get the insider scoop on discovering breaking new artists.


Veronica Fusaro

Showcase: Thursday, October 22nd – 7pm (PST) 

Influenced by the likes of Dusty Springfield, Amy Winehouse and Lana Del Rey, Veronica Fusaro first stepped into the spotlight in 2016 with her self-produced EP ‘Lost In Thought’ and surprised the Swiss music industry by winning the ‘Demo of the Year’ at the prominent national M4Music Festival.

Veronica’s young career already has many highlights. She’s been the support act for Mark Knopfler at the amphitheater in Nîmes, for Eagle-Eye Cherry in France, and then Ibeyi in London. On the festival circuit, she played Glastonbury 2019 and the Eurosonic Festival in 2020. A soul-pop album is now on its way, full of organic and raw sounds, honest lyrics and vocals that skillfully balance between the depth and playfulness of Veronica Fusaro’s music: pure, powerful and intimate.

As Veronica says, “I like to wrap sad emotions in colorful paper.”


Hamish Anderson

Showcase: Friday, October 23rd  – 3:30pm (PST)

Hamish Anderson was named one of Total Guitar’s Top 10 Best New Guitarists in 2018, two years after being named one of Yahoo! Music’s “Top Ten Best New Artists.” In 2019, the Australian roots-rock artist released his Independent Music Award-Winning “Best Blues Album” Out of My Head

In 2016, Hamish released his critically acclaimed debut album, Trouble, produced by Grammy Winner Jim Scott (the title track, Trouble, still appears on Spotify’s Official Blues & Roots Rock Playlist from April 2016). He supported the album with 11 performances at SXSW (2017). He opened for BB King, Vintage Trouble, Drive By Truckers, Jared & The Mill, Low Cut Connie. Hamish also toured the US, appearing at US festivals such as BottleRock, Firefly, Echo Park Rising, Mountain Jam, High Sierra, Big Blues Bender, Summerfest, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, and Canada’s RBC Bluesfest Ottawa.

Hamish said this about Out of My Head, “I really wanted to take my time and write as many songs as I could for this album. I wasn’t writing to a specific genre or sound; rather, I let the songs reveal what they wanted to be….”

In April 2019, Hamish opened for Gary Clark Jr. in his home country of Australia. In early 2020, he opened for George Thorogood & The Destroyers on the sold-out tour. He and his album were featured in Guitar Player Magazine in the August 2020 Issue, which resulted in Hamish’s cover mention. Be sure to follow him to hear about what comes next for Hamish!


Gina Brooklyn

Showcase: Saturday, October 24th – 4pm (PST) 

Gina Brooklyn is a unique singer-songwriter whose style combines a multitude of influences that transcend genres. By creating a captivating ambiance for her distinctive vocals, soul-gripping melodies, and engaging lyrics, she lures even the most demanding listeners into her world. The Ohio-born singer started her music career at the tender age of 15 when she co-wrote and recorded a song that led her to become a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (2017). A year after, she was nominated for “Best Pop Song” in the Roundglass Music Awards.

Brooklyn’s single Butterfly was released in 2019 and attracted an overwhelming response from the music press and online sites. Throughout her career, Gina has performed at multiple prominent venues across the U.S., from The Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, The Hotel Café in LA, and The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. She’s also played the world’s largest music festival, Summerfest, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she won the prestigious Best Emerging Artist Award. She was named the winner of the 2020 Global Djooky competition, where she will record at the iconic Capitol Studios in LA with legendary producer Brian Malouf.

Gina’s single No More Hiding was the follow-up to Who Are You Fighting For?, which was also co-written and recorded with Dan Epand (formerly of Nico Vega) and mixed by Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, The Killers). The track landed Gina’s first sync in an online commercial for Spirit Wrist, an independent jewelry company. It tallied international airplay in the U.S., UK, Australia, Germany, South Africa, South America, India, and more.


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Prescription Vineyards Partners with San Jose Int’l Short Film Festival – Home Edition, October 22nd – 25th

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San Jose Int’l Short Film Festival

Film Fest Goes Virtual with 100+ Films, Filmmaker Interviews & Musical Showcases

Prescription Vineyards has announced its partnership with the 12th Annual San Jose Int’l Short Film Festival – Home Edition. Like many film festivals in 2020, the event is going virtual with screenings of 100-plus short films, filmmaker interviews, and exclusive musical performances by international recording artists.

The festival runs October 22nd through 25th and offers a limited VIP Festival Wine Experience with Prescription Vineyards. The package includes the winery’s 2018 Clarksburg Chardonnay, 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (inaugural sneak peek), buttery popcorn, exclusive film panels, festival swag, and access to watch any screening, any show on any day. The VIP Festival Wine Experience Passes are just $99 each. Buyers must be 21+ to purchase.

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Wine and film fans may sign up for Prescription’s newsletter to receive 20% off film festival passes. “After so many months of sheltering in place, we jumped at the opportunity to partner with the San Jose Int’l Short Film Festival – Home Edition,” said winemaker Rob Lloyd. “Bonnie and I love supporting independent artists and are excited to share the opportunity for discount festival passes. For us, we cannot wait to curl up on the sofa with our daughters and binge-watch these world-class films.”

“Music and fine wine have been a long tradition at our festival,” said co-founder and co-producer, Bill Hargreaves. “We’re grateful that Prescription Vineyards, A&R Worldwide and Passport Approved Radio have helped us transition these experiences to our virtual event.”

Prescription Vineyards has been garnering consistent 90+ scores, which has led to many new retail store and fine wine shop placements in more than 21 states. Locations may be found by using the winery’s new online Store Locator. Please note that the inaugural release of its 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is currently available exclusively at the winery’s online store prior to going into national distribution for the holidays.

A&R Worldwide Musical Showcases

The Lloyd’s are also passionate music fans, so their team has worked with their friends at A&R Worldwide and Passport Approved Radio to bring international recording artists to the festival. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the evening screenings will open with countdown discovery showcase performances by Switzerland’s Veronica Fusaro, Australia’s Hamish Anderson, and Ohioan Gina Brooklyn. A&R Worldwide’s discovery and development history of artists include Coldplay, Katy Perry, Keane, Adele, Muse, Sia, Gavin James, and many more chart-topping artists.

“Some of the most iconic and memorable moments in film and other forms of visual content have been made even more powerful with the perfect song or soundtrack. A&R Worldwide recognizes the important intersection between music and the big screen; its ability to support the storytelling and evoke emotions as well as change the trajectory of many artist’s careers,” said Tyler Polzin, Vice President at A&R Worldwide. “Rob and Bonnie of Prescription Vineyards have been longtime supporters of the work we do through our MUSEXPO event in Los Angeles. We’re very excited to help deliver some of that great global music talent to the film festival!”

Film Festival Passes

The film festival features more than 20 themed blocks of films. All films can be screened via Chromecast, Apple TV, computer, tablet, and most smart phones.

VIP Festival Prescription Vineyards Wine Experience – $99.00 (Must Be 21+)

Includes a 1 Bottle of Prescription Vineyards 2018 Clarksburg Chardonnay, 1 Bottle of Prescription Vineyards 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Full Access to All Screening Blocks, See Any Screening, Any Show, Any Day, Watch Exclusive Film Panels On-Demand, Invitation Only Zoom Events, Enjoy VOD Monday, Re-screen Any Block, All Day

All-Access Pass – $25.00

Special Pricing for 2020, Best Value for Film Lovers, See Any Screening, Any Show, Any Day, Watch Exclusive Film Panels On-Demand, Invitation Only Zoom Events, Enjoy VOD Monday, Re-screen Any Block, All Day

Individual Screening Blocks – $8.00 (no discounts)

Purchase individual tickets for any screening block. TICKET Button is under each film block description

Inaugural Release of Our 2018 Alexander Valley Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon is Here!

The new 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet joins our 2018 Clarksburg Chardonnay in the Family Kitchen and Online Store!

Prescription Vineyard’s first foray into the Cabernet Sauvignon landscape has created an absolute gem. The fruit is sourced from a vineyard at 1,700 feet in elevation on a hillside block. With Rob having a decade of working with this vineyard, it seemed a natural fit to create a terrific cab at an incredibly reasonable price. Rob likes to make rich, luscious wines, and Prescription 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon definitely qualifies.

“I love this Alexander Valley hillside vineyard,” said winemaker Rob Lloyd. “The severe hillside looks like an old volcano. It’s always the last lot of Cabernet Sauvignon to come into the winery. The berries are so tiny with deep, concentrated berries.”

Rob utilized 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from this Alexander Valley vineyard in Sonoma County, California. He tank-fermented the wine in closed-top tanks, pressed the grapes, and then barrel-aged it for 16 months using new and used, French and American oak barrels. As he loves to to, Rob the bottle aged the wine until release.

“It’s so nice to have a Cabernet Sauvignon in our Prescription portfolio to complement our Clarksburg Chardonnay,” said Bonnie Lloyd, reflecting while taking sips in the family’s kitchen. “The rich, bright fruit has notes of blackberry, cherry, and black currant. And the soft tannins have such a smooth mouthfeel that I can’t help but smile after every sip.”

Upon initial release, our 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is available exclusively on our online store.


Trade partners interested in carrying our 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon may contact Greg Moore at (415) 385-9658 or email greg@lloydcellars.com.

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