The Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition has awarded Little Jonathan’s Winery a silver medal for his 2006 Central Coast Chardonnay. Jon promised fans that his wine would be a good one, despite him not being an “expert” and it seems the the competition’s judges agree that it’s deserving of awards.

My full name is Jonathan. The wine is more nature: I wanted to not just have a direct connection, but make it just a little bit more upscale than regular ‘Lil Jon.’ … This is not no ghetto Boone’s Farm; this is some real wine,” he said last year according to AP [click here].

In the same article, released in April of 2008, he added that this venture came out of nowhere.

“It kind of came out of nowhere. We were just going to do some private label stuff (for parties) and we did it, and people was like, ‘Hey, it’s pretty nice. …I’m not no ‘drink wine every day’ kind of dude. I’m not like an expert, so don’t ask me no questions … I just like the taste.”

Excited, Jon went to his Twitter page to note that this waward was his.

On the LJW website, Jon explains more about his business idea and collection.

While traveling the world, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to experience some of the world’s greatest wines. My passion for enjoying those fine wines has led me to pursue my lifelong dream of starting my own winery. Our premium collection is simply some of the best wine that California has to offer. I’m very proud to present our rich, complex blends and world class varietals from the finest vineyards in the Central Coast, Monterey and Paso Robles regions. Our wines are hand-crafted to ensure excellence in every bottle and I personally invite you to try our wines and share in my passion.”