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 Bob & Scott Fraser, Directors San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Scott & Bob Fraser, Directors SFCWC

We understand the importance of providing a marketing vehicle to wineries throughout the country, especially in these difficult financial times. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) is specifically designed to provide an even playing field. The SFCWC’s most important attribute and distinction from other competitions is that every winery has the opportunity to enter and to win. A gold medal winner from a winery within a certain price point signifies they are within the top ten percent of quality wines in the country.

We are proud to acknowledge the wineries whose passion and ingenuity are continually reshaping the wine industry. Wine makers and owners alike bring their innovative-thinking and vision to enhance enology and viticulture. Just as they seek to raise the quality of wines, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which is the largest competition of American wines in the world, also aspires to provide a platform that allows wineries to present their new wine vintages to the consuming public.

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) is taking this opportunity to issue a “Call for Entries” for its 2014 competition. The SFCWC utilizes a unique collaborative style of judging as it evaluates thousands of entries from around the country by judges from across the United States.

In cooperation with Northern California’s largest newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, the SFCWC will provide heightened exposure to the award winning wineries in 2014. In February, the San Francisco Chronicle will publish a special section and post online the award winning wines for more than 1.7 million readers. The Chronicle’s online site,, will also partner with the competition and provide major publicity of the award winning wines. The nationally recognized Wine & Spirits Magazine is returning as a major sponsor and will publish a full page spread of award winning wines. This year’s publicity will include coverage in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and all other local and trade media throughout the country, as well as sponsorships from KGO-AM 810 and NBC-TV. The Larose Group, our public relations group, will increase wine award exposure through print, radio, websites, blogs and other social networking sites throughout the country.

After the judging is complete, we bring our judges’ knowledge and the opportunity to taste these delicious wines to consumers at the Public Tasting and Pairing at Fort Mason Center, Saturday, February 15, 2014.

We believe that this competition is a true barometer that consumers can use to educate themselves and measure premium wines.

Thank you for your participation and good luck.
Bob & Scott Fraser, Co-Owners & Directors

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