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San Luis Obispo: Local winemakers, grape growers to be honored at fair

July 19, 2013

The San Luis Obispo County Wine Industry Awards has named the late Keith Patterson, an influential Cal Poly wine and viticulture professor, its 2013 Wine Industry Person of the Year. Also to be honored Friday at a California Mid-State Fair ceremony will be Winemaker of the Year Neil Collins of Tablas Creek Vineyard and Lone Madrone in Paso Robles; and Wine Grape Grower of the Year George Donati of Pacific Vineyard Co. in San Luis Obispo.