San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

The largest competition of American wines in the world!

2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Information and Timelines

Consumer Information

Public Relations and Media Information

Winery Information

  • 2016 SFCWC Public Tasting is February 13, 2016 at Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.
  • Discount public tasting tickets will be available online here starting November 1, 2015.
  • 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Entry Information and Forms online starting October 1, 2015.
  • 2016 Competition Deadline will be November 20, 2015.
  • Entry Information: Contact Cary Fraser, Entry Coordinator: cary@winejudging.com

Judging at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Tasting

By Bob Ecker, Fine Wine International. Judging at this large competition is a mighty task and not for the feint of heart. This year’s competition saw 6,417 wines entered from more than 28 states. Everyone at the Chronicle competition including the highly competent staff, the legions of friendly volunteers, the office tech and tabulators, the food prep people and of course, we judges – work very hard.

Announcing the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Sweepstake Winners

After receiving 6,417 entries from more than 28 states, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, recognized as the largest competition of American wines in the world and presented by BevMo!, has once again successfully narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few. The 2015 Sweepstakes Award Winners, known as the best of the best in the competition, saw winners hailing from California, Ohio and New York.