News and Events
News & Events
CDO Wins Double Gold at the San Francisco Wine Competition
The delicious 2011 Estate Pinot Noir, Gold Coast Vyd wins Double Gold at the Chronicle Tasting. Costa de Oro will be on hand to pour at the public tasting on February 15th at Fort Mason in San Francisco. The 2011 Estate Chardonnay also won Gold and the 2011 Reserva Oro Rojo Pinot Noir receive a Silver Medal.
CDO Wins Gold at the Orange County Wine Competition
2011 Estate Chardonnay, Gold Coast Vyd and 2011 Reserva Oro Rojo Pinot Noir pick up Gold Medals at the Orange County Wine Competition
Top Picks @ The Chardonnay Symposium
The Tasting Panel Magazine, August 2012
2010 Reserva Dorada Estate Chardonnay
"Minerality eeks out amidst a lovely, harmonious lemon-to-tropical palate, front, middle and back."
Four Pinots at the Four Seasons Maui
Unforgettable Events Series 2013
May 24th-26th, Four Seasons Resort, Wailea, Maui
Join us for this once in a lifetime event! Costa de Oro will be one of four featured wineries for a weekend of seminars, dinners, a gala tasting, and charity golf tournament! Other featured wineries are Brewer-Clifton (Santa Barbara), Patz & Hall (Sonoma/Carneros), and Anthill Farms (Mendocino)!
We are honored to be part of this unique event and encourage our wine club members and friends to be there. This event is scheduled at the beginning of the Maui Film Festival, so consider coming out for the entire week!
For reservations and more info, go to
Wine on Tap at the Tasting Room!
Come try our new Wine on Tap! We have both white and red available for $7/glass, $5 for Wine Club members!
Recent Reviews and Awards
2009 Estate Wines Win Gold!!
'09 Estate Chardonnay - Gold Medal, Central Coast Wine Competition
'09 Estate Pinot Noir - Gold Medal, Central Coast Wine Competition
'09 Reserva Dorada Chardonnay - Gold Medal, Orange County Wine Society Wine Competition
'09 Reserva Oro Rojo Pinot Noir - Gold Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition
San Francisco Chronicle recommends Central Coast Chardonnays, Sunday, January 31, 2011
2009 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay
"Winemaker Gary Burk put a lot of effort into this affordable bottle, which landed at a more modest 13 percent alcohol. Even with barrel fermentation, it retains plenty of precision: marjoram, bright mineral and lemon zest, with rich peach skin, cantaloupe and a lovely brightness." Jon Bonne'
Pinot Noir Shootout 2011
2008 Estate Pinot Noir, Gold Coast Vyd - Gold Medal Winner & Selected for Pinot Noir Showdown Blind Tasting Finals @ the 2011 Pinot Noir Summit, February 26th
2008 Estate Pinot Noir "Dijon Selection" - Gold Medal Winner
2008 Estate Pinot Noir "Reserva Oro Rojo" - Silver Medal Winner
PinotFile, Prince of Pinot Noir
2008 Estate Pinot Noir, Gold Coast Vyd
"Heaven Sent. Flamboyant aromas of cherries, berries, allspice and rose garden that persists in the glass over time. Dark red and purple succulent fruits underlain with an earhty, musky vein. Very smooth on the palate, leaving a lingering impression on the scented finish."
2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition "Double Gold"
Double Gold - 2008 Estate Chardonnay, Gold Coast Vyd
Gold -2008 Reserva Dorada Chardonnay
Gold - 2008 Estate Pinot Noir, Gold Coast Vyd
Gold - 2008 Dijon Selection Pinot Noir
Silver - Reserva Oro Rojo Pinot Noir
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
91 points - 2008 Pinot Noir, Dijon Selection, Gold Coast Vyd
90 points - 2008 Pinot Noir, Reserva Oro Rojo, Gold Coast Vyd
Orange County Fair 2010 "Best in Class"
Best In Class & Gold Medal - 2008 Reserva Dorada Estate Chardonnay, Gold Coast Vyd
Gold Medal - 2008 Estate Pinot Noir, Gold Coast Vyd
Gold Medal - 2008 Dijon Selection Estate Pinot Noir, Gold Coast Vyd
Central Coast Wine Competition 2010
Gold Medal - 2008 Reserva Dorada Estate Chardonnay, Gold Coast Vyd
Gold Medal - 2008 Estate Chardonnay, Gold Coast Vyd
Randy Caparoso, Sommelier Journal, World of Pinot Noir 2010
2008 Costa de Oro, Dijon Selection, Santa Maria Valley – "Unabashedly intense, yet beautifully sculpted pinot; the nose telegraphing rich, plush, concentrated red berry/strawberry fruitiness with subtle toasted underpinning; then on the palate, a buxom, velvety, medium-full body, releasing the sweet red berry sensations in round, voluptuous, exhilarating waves."
John Winthrop Haeger, Pacific Pinot Noir
"Elegant editions of pinot that display great visual clarity, floral aromas, considerable spice, and nice length. Very attractive"
Wines & Wineries of the Central Coast, William A. Ausmus
" Four stars. Reds and whites excellent to outstanding. Recommended wines: Reserva Oro Rojo Pinot Noir and Reserva Dorada Chardonnay."
Sommelier Journal, Randy Caparoso, November 2009
"The 2008 Costa de Oro Pinot Noir Santa Barbara is already plump and buoyant with juicy Pinot fruit, its luxurious, velvet texture riding on graceful acidity and prominent spice and earth notes."
Santa Barbara County Fair 2009, Best Chardonnay, Best White Wine & Gold Medal Winner
2007 Estate Chardonnay, Gold Coast Vineyard
Orange County Fair 2009, Gold Medal Winners
2007 Estate Chardonnay, Gold Coast Vineyard
2005 Late Harvest Pinot Blanc, Bien Nacido Vineyard
James Laube, Wine Spectator, Santa Barbara Futures Tasting 2009
2008 Costa de Oro Pinot Noir "Dijon Selection" Gold Coast Vyd receives top score for Pinot Noir barrel sample; 91-94 points. "Wonderful richness and purity of flavor; built around ripe, fleshy, concentrated blueberry, wild berry, boysenberry, and huckleberry flavors that dance through a long, rich finish."
Orange County Fair July 2007, 4 Gold Medal Winners
2005 Estate Chardonnay, Gold Coast Vineyard
2005 Estate Pinot Noir, Gold Coast Vineyard
2005 Reserva Dorada Estate Chardonnay
2005 Reserva Oro Rojo Estate Pinot Noir
Santa Barbara County Fair June 2007, Gold Medal Winner
2005 Estate Pinot Noir, Gold Coast Vineyard
Orange County Fair July 2006, Best in Show and 4-Star Double Gold
2004 Estate Pinot Noir, Gold Coast Vineyard
Santa Barbara County Fair, June 2006, Best in Show and Double Gold
2003 Reserva Dorada Chardonnay, Gold Coast Vineyard
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, April 2004
“91 points…distinctive and lasting flavor, balanced to age into greater depth and breadth.” (2001 Chardonnay “Reserva Dorada” Gold Coast Vineyard)
Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2004
“Gary Burk’s wine has classic Pinot aromas and a silky texture, with understated wild herb notes on the palate. It’s well balanced with moderate (13.5%) alcohol.”
(’00 Pinot Noir “Oro Rojo” Gold Coast Vineyard”)
The Wine Journal, October 2004
“90 points…berries, white pepper and tobacco…makes you want to delay swallowing.” (2002 Pinot Noir “Oro Rojo” Gold Coast Vineyard)
Best Wines of 2003 - Wine Country Living, December 2003
“A bit of Burgundy surfaces in the barnyard and forest-floor aromas, but the dark red fruit is ripe and rich enough to handle it, and the meaty texture includes tea and tomato layers that make it all the way to the end.”
(2000 Pinot Noir “Oro Rojo” Gold Coast Vineyard)
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, August 2003, Jeff Morgan
“In the Central Coast, Gary Burk is making noteworthy wines under his Costa de Oro label.”
Santa Barbara News Press, April 3, 2003, Dennis Schaefer
“World-class pinot here. Sweet Santa Maria berry fruit is rich and lengthy on the palate with an unstoppable finish.”
(2001 Pinot Noir “Oro Rojo” Gold Coast Vineyard)
Wine Spectator, June 2001, James Laube
“Gary Burk seems to have a knack for producing elegant, supple-textured wines from a cool region of the Santa Maria Valley.”
Wine Spectator Website, March 2001
“90-92 points. One of the hits of the tasting at a great price, it’s rich and creamy, with layers of fig, apricot and floral notes, long and detailed on the finish.”
(1999 Chardonnay “Reserva Dorada” Gold Coast Vineyard)
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, August 1999
“90 points. A terrific chardonnay! Caramel, vanilla, and liquid minerals.” (1997 Chardonnay “Reserva Dorada” Gold Coast Vineyard)
Top 100 Wines of 2001 - San Francisco Chronicle, November 4, 2001
“Pretty cherry-berry nose, cedar and spice notes; balanced polished flavors, good depth.” (1998 Pinot Noir “Gold Coast Vineyard”)
100 Best Wines of 2000 - Wine and Spirits Magazine, December 2000
“94 points. Sophisticated and lively.” (1998 Pinot Noir “Gold Coast Vineyard”)
2007 Rose', Central Coast
"...aromas and flavors of strawberries, cranberries, and sweet raspberries that meld with notes of citrus and spice...terrific with appetizers...a good choice to begin dinner when you want to impress someone special."
Kathy Marks-Hardesty, New Times
2007 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir
"This is my favorite domestic Pinot Noir. The wine is well balanced with fruits and acid. The wine is velvety smooth, mouth-watering with earthy hints on the nose and a long dark berry finish."
Bernard Berlin, Tastings & Pairings
2006 Estate Pinot Noir, Gold Coast Vyd
"If you've had a great pinot, you know there is no substitute! I like Costa de Oro."
Russ Winton, Merced Sun-Star
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