Korbel, 2013 Brut Natural’ Methode Champenoise, Russian River Valley, CA
Hanna, 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, CA
Castello di Amorosa, 2015 Gewurztraminer, Anderson Valley, CA
Trentadue, 2015 Rosato di Sangiovese Estate, Alexander Valley, CA
Tonti Family Wines, 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel Artisan Series, Russian River Valley, CA
Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Icewine, Vidal Blanc, IL
Tolosa, 2015 Primera, Edna Valley, CA
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC), the largest wine competition of American wines in the world with around 7,000 entries in 2017, has traditionally been the first competition of the year. Judges are selected throughout the major American wine regions to offer a diversity of backgrounds to each judging panel. There is major outreach of award recognition through a 30+ page special wine award section of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper. The SFCWC is one of the few competitions that offer plaque awards for silver, gold, and higher, for tasting room and winery outreach purposes. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting at Fort Mason Center in February for award winning wineries is an opportunity to showcase wines to over 5,000 consumers in the Bay Area.