In honor of our 15th anniversary as the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, we salute the judges who have been with the competition since its inception at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair 25 years ago.
Judges Listed by Industry Category
Editor & Publisher, Great Northwest Wine, Richland, WA
Wine Writer & Photographer, Napa, CA
Assistant Editor of the California Grapevine Wine Newsletter, San Diego, CA
Restaurant Critic and Drink Columnist, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA
Wine Industry Rep, From Growing of Grape to the Glass, Lompoc, CA
Journalist, GreatNorthwestWine.com, Columbia Valley, WA
CEO, WineChannelTV, Chicago, IL
Host, Dining Around, 910 AM, San Francisco, CA
Wine Editor, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA
Host of The Sonoma Wine Report CRN Digital Talk Radio, Rohnert Park, CA
Journalist, San Jose mercury News, San Jose, CA
Writer, The Wine News, Baltimore, MD
Author "Wait, What Do You Mean?" Asperger's Tell & Show, Sacramento, CA
Contributing Wine Columnist, The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA
Columnist, Author and Wine Educator Baltimore, MD
Winemaker, Richard Grant Wine, Napa, CA
Host, The Wine Show, WGSO 990AM, New Orleans, LA
Wine Writer and “Sommelier to the Stars”, Petaluma, CA
CS, CSW, Som, Owner-Landis Shores Oceanfront Inn, Half Moon Bay, CA
Chef & Owner, Landis Shores Oceanfront Inn, Half Moon Bay, CA
Owner and Manager, Quetzal Farms, Santa Rosa, CA
Vice President, Marketing and Beverage Dir, Anthony's Restaurants, Kirkland, WA
Owner / President, Experience Italy, Sacramento, CA
Sommelier & Wine Writer, HoseMaster of Wine, Healdsburg, CA
Director of Food & Beverage, Executive Chef, Playboy Mansion, West Los Angeles, CA.
International Wine & Spirits Marketing, Napa, CA
General Manager, Bottle Barn, Santa Rosa, CA
CSW, Wine Manager, Southern Wine and Spirits, Napa, CA
Owner of Mass Ave. Wine Shoppe Café & Spirits, Indianapolis, IN
Wine Buyer and Liquor Manager of Pacific Markets, Sebastopol, CA
Wine Educator, Florida International University, North Miami, FL
Retailer & Grower, G&G Supermarkets, Santa Rosa, CA
Chief Storyteller, Wine.com, San Francisco, CA
Wine Journalist, Author and Wine Educator at Duke University, Durham, NC
Professor, Florida International University, North Miami, FL
Winemaker & Professor, Napa Valley College, Napa, CA.
President, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association, Fairfax, VA
Senior Instructor, Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC
Professor of Enology of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA
RLT Vineyard Consulting, Healdsburg, CA
Tasting Room Manager, Passaggio Wines, Sonoma, CA
Winemaker & Lecturer, Fresno State Winery, Fresno, CA
Cornell University Viticulture and Enology Experience, Ithaca NY.
Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.
Educator and Wine Writer, Healdsburg, CA
Wine Educator, Martinelli Winery and Vineyards, Windsor, CA
Marketing Manager, St. James Winery, St. James, MO
Director of Communications, Dry Creek Vineyard, Healdsburg, CA
Wine Guide, Ram's Gate Winery, Sonoma, CA
President , The Mara Wine Group, Pound Ridge, NY
Public Relations/Communications, Paul Hobbs Wines, Sebastopol, CA
Winemaker of Two Jakes of Diamonds, Owner, WineSmith, Santa Rosa, CA
Proprietor of Kosta Browne Winery, Santa Rosa, CA
Owner and Winemaker of Groom Wines
Senior Wine Consultant, Vintage Wine Estates, Windsor, CA
Director of Sales and Hospitality, Ancient Oak Cellars, Santa Rosa, CA
ACWP, Proprietor, Marshall Wine Company, Diablo, CA
Winemaker, Langtry Estate & Vineyards, Middletown, CA
Winemaker, Taft Street Winery, Sebastopol, CA.
President, New York Wine & Grape Foundation, Canandaigua, NY
Director of Public Relations & Hospitality of The Hess Collection, Napa, CA
President and Wine Shepherd, Hallcrest Vineyards and The Organic Wine Works, Felton, CA.
CEO, Rock Wall Wine Company, Alameda, CA
Executive Director, WineAmerica, Lodi, CA
Hospitality, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor, CA
Wine Ambassador, C. Donatello Winery, Healdsburg, CA
Winemaker, Trentadue Winery, Healdsburg, CA
Winemaker, Pat Paulsen Vineyards, Oakland, CA
Senior Winemaker, Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaking Instructor at SRJC, Author, Kenwood, CA
Director of Communications, Rodney Strong Wine Estates, Healdsburg, CA
Marketing, Ribevi International & Bracey Wines, Pismo Beach, CA
Guest Services Manager, Jordan Winery, Healdsburg, CA
Winemaker, Rock Wall Wine Company, Alameda, CA
Owner and Winemaker of Spoto Wines, Sacramento, CA
Marketing Manager, Graton Ridge, Sebastopol, CA
DTC Wine Coach, Wine Wench Productions, Healdsburg, CA
Owner, Wine Spoken Here, Napa Valley, CA
KSRO Wine Guy & Owner, Simoneau Vineyards, Healdsburg, CA
Art director, Hastings Men's store in San Francisco, CA.
Principal, Affinity and co-owner of PackagingARTS, Inc., Vallejo, CA.
Founder, In Short Direct Marketing, co-founder Wine Industry Network.
Partner, VP, Tincknell & Tincknell Wine Sales & Marketing Consultants Inc., Healdsburg, CA.
Label Contest Judge.
Partner & President, Tincknell & Tincknell Wine Sales & Marketing Consultants Inc., Healdsburg, CA.