A gold medal was awarded to the 2004 Dancers' Meritage. A silver medal to the 2003 Estate Merlot and the 2007 Chenin Blanc; a bronze medal was earned by the 2003 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon as well as the 2006 Chardonnay at the event held in Santa Rosa.
The label, "Dances on Your Palate", has received acclaim throughout America and Europe. This label was inspired by the 15 foot high, bronze sculpture by Toby Heller, overlooking the vineyards. The label was designed by Toby Heller and Michael Bolton, and received the Jerry Mead Gold Medal Award in the New World International Wine Competition. The motto, "Magical Wines That Dance on Your Palate", was also inspired by this sculpture.
The Carmel Valley vineyard was certified organic in 1996. For information, see www.hellerestate.com or call 659-6220.