Call for Entries!

The competition has established itself as a platform for large and boutique wineries alike to showcase their wines on a national scale and increase sales. We are excited this year to include Canada and Mexico to the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition -- now the largest wine competition of North American wines.
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SFCWC North American Wine

SFCWC invites Mexico and Canada to the Competition

“Canada and Mexico wineries will be joining the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition”, reports Bob Fraser, Executive Director. “We are tremendously excited to introduce some of these wines to the American public”, reports Fraser. The 2019 Call for Entries and ticket sales for the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting at Fort Mason Center on February 16, 2019 will commence in late October, 2018.
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Kent Rosenblum

The SFCWC has lost a valued family member with the passing of the legendary Kent Rosenblum

Kent was one of those A-list judges that had a terrific palate and remarkable sense in evaluating wines. He was always a panel favorite of all the other judges from throughout the country. Just as important, Kent has been the spirit and soul of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition...
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New Orleans International Wine Awards

Notice to Wineries

This year, 2018, marks the first year that New Orleans will stage an international wine competition. It's appropriate. New Orleans is recognized around the world for her joie de vivre and amazing cuisine. The region is always considered one of the top dining capitals anywhere. The organizers have gone to great lengths to invite top wine professionals from a wide range of disciplines and from many geographic areas. The results of this competition will be beyond reproach.
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2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Sweepstake Award Winners:

Sparkling Sweepstake Winner

Rack & Riddle (CA) NV Sonoma County Blanc de Noirs $22.00

White Sweepstake Winner

Brick Barn Wine Estate (CA) 2016 Santa Ynez Valley Vermentino $40.00

Pink Sweepstake Winner

Barnard Griffin (WA) 2017 Columbia Valley Rose of Sangiovese $14.00

Red Sweepstake Winner

O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery (CA) 2014 Napa Valley Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon $100.00

Dessert Sweepstake Winner

Merritt Estate Winery (NY) 2015 Lake Erie Vidal Ice Wine $39.99

Cider Sweepstake Winner

Goose Watch Winery (NY) NV Finger Lakes Flying High Semi-Sweet Cider $14.99

Label Sweepstake Winner

Rodney Strong Vineyards (CA) 2015 Sonoma County Upshot $28.00

See the full list of Medal-Winning Wines