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We've always thought Ferrante made some of the best wine we ever tasted. This year, a bunch of California snobs agreed: Ferrante's Golden Bunches Riesling and Vidal Blanc Ice each won gold medals at the 25th annual Riverside International Wine Competition. The winery stocks 23 other varieties, many of them past award winners, including a Pink Catawba, made from the first grape grown in Ohio, and Rosso, a surprisingly sweet old-style "Dago Red." And none of that cheese-and-crackers stuff: Ferrante's Italian-themed restaurant features pizza, pasta, and steaks.