News Releases


LDV Winery Receives Two Sunset Wine Competition Awards

Arizona Winery and Estate’s Syrah and The Signature Petite Sirah Received Medals for 2023

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 9, 2023) — LDV Winery, with its vineyard and estate in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona and the Tasting Room at 7134 E. Stetson Dr., # B110 in Old Town, is pleased to have received two top honors at the 2023 Sunset International Wine Competition which took place in May in Santa Rosa, Calif. LDV’s 2017 Syrah received the Bronze medal while the winery’s 2016 “The Signature” Petite Sirah was awarded the Silver.

“Producing high-quality wines is our passion and it is so rewarding and validating when we receive honors at such a prestigious competition,” says Peggy Fiandaca, who co-owns LDV winery with winemaker Curt Dunham. “We are grateful for the Sunset International Wine Competition for recognizing our efforts and we aim to continue producing award-winning wines that put Arizona on the wine industry map.”

The 2017 Syrah is a 100% Syrah was aged for 62 months in new American oak barrels. Featuring a touch of the smoke and spice of the barrel, this wine exhibits traditional black and blue fruit such as blackberry and blueberry with licorice and gardenia floral note. The 2017 Syrah pairs nicely with smoked cheddar, grilled filet mignon and New York strip steak.

“The Signature” Petite Sirah is LDV’s 2016 vintage wine barrel aged for 33 months in 100 percent new American oak. An ultra-full bodied wine with dark cherry flavors and a lingering spiced blueberry pie finish, “The Signature” has integrated tannins that pair well with rich proteins like ribeye steaks and short ribs as well as dark chocolate and bold cheeses.

The Sunset International Wine Competition is judged by fellow winemakers, qualified members of the media, educators, researchers, sommeliers and retail buyers. This mix of experts gives the results professional weight and increases marketing opportunities for medal winners.

For more, visit                                                                                                                 

About LDV Winery: Peggy Fiandaca and Curt Dunham, LDV Winery owners and longtime wine collectors, create memorable experiences through their love of food, wine and entertaining. Fiandaca and Dunham maintain a connection to their land and have a passion for growing grapes as sustainability as possible — caring for the land, their vineyards and the environment while producing Arizona wines that rival the best of the world.

The LDV vineyard is nestled among southeastern Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains, where Fiandaca and Dunham produce the highest quality grapes through careful sustainable farming. LDV Winery focuses on single-varietal wines that are processed with limited winery manipulation, allowing the fruit, the volcanic soils and the mountain influence of the wines to reveal themselves in every bottle. LDV Winery Tasting Room in Scottsdale is the vintners’ retail outlet as well as a tasting room, featuring flight menus and seasonal wine lovers’ events. For more:


Media Contact:
Susie Timm
Knife & Fork Media Group for LDV Winery