Former Judges of the SFCWC

Ann C. Noble

Ann C. Noble

Consultant to other Universities and the wine industry, Owner of Wine Aroma Wheels
Ann Walker

Ann Walker

Author, Educator Executive Chef and Owner, Ann Walker Catering.
Barbara Drady

Barbara Drady

President and founder of Affairs of the Vine
Bear Silverstein

Bear Silverstein

Owner, West Seattle Cellars, Seattle, WA  
Betsy Fischer

Betsy Fischer

Owner of Winespeak, Santa Rosa, CA.
Bill Knox

Bill Knox

Hospitality Specialist, Beringer Blass Wine Estates.
Bill Moffett

Bill Moffett

Publisher Emeritus of Vineyard & Winery Management
Bill Pease

Bill Pease

Operations Manager, Madrigal Vineyards & Winery, Calistoga, CA.
Bill Traverso

Bill Traverso

Adjunct faculty member at Santa Rosa Junior College teaching “Wines and Wine Marketing”
Brian Baker

Brian Baker

Vice President Consumer Relationship Marketing for Jackson Wine Estates
Carol Shelton

Carol Shelton

Owner, Winemaker, Carol Shelton Wines, Santa Rosa, CA
Corie Brown

Corie Brown

Co-founder and General Manager of Zester Daily
Dan Barwick

Dan Barwick

Dan Barwick, Winemaker, Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa, CA
Dan Berger

Dan Berger

Wine Writer, Vintage Experience, Santa Rosa, CA
Dan McCoog

Dan McCoog

Manager, McMahon's Prime Steakhouse, Tucson, AZ
Darby Tarantino

Darby Tarantino

Chef and Wine Educator of Meadowcroft Wine, Petaluma, CA
David P. Jones

David P. Jones

Consultant, Wine Works
Debbie Zachareas

Debbie Zachareas

Wine Director, Bacar Restaurant, San Francisco, CA.
Deborah Parker Wong

Deborah Parker Wong

Northern California Editor, The Tasting Panel Magazine, San Francisco, CA
Derrick Schneider

Derrick Schneider

Freelance Wine Writer and Wine Educator
Diane Teitelbaum

Diane Teitelbaum

Wine Consultant, Appraiser and Sales, Dallas, TX
Dick Youngs

Dick Youngs

Wine / Vineyard Industry Consultant, Windsor, CA
Dr. Richard Vine

Dr. Richard Vine

American Airlines Wine Consultant
Dr. Robert Wample

Dr. Robert Wample

Chair of the Viticulture and Enology Program at Fresno State University.
Duane Daniels

Duane Daniels

Wine Steward, Plaza III The Steakhouse, Kansas City, MO.
Durwin Daniels

Durwin Daniels

Food & Beverage Director, Fish Market, Palo Alto, CA
Elizabeth Slater

Elizabeth Slater

Direct marketing specialist and owner of In Short Direct Marketing.
G.M. “Pooch” Pucilowski

G.M. “Pooch” Pucilowski

Wine Educator, Wine Educator's Ltd., Lodi, CA
Gene Burns

Gene Burns

Nationally acclaimed, and top talk show host
Gerald Cresci

Gerald Cresci

Long-time judge of the Cloverdale Citrus Fair Competition (Now SFCWC)
Gerald D. Boyd

Gerald D. Boyd

San Francisco Chronicle Staff Wine Writer
Gery Swallow

Gery Swallow

Enologist, Hanna Winery, Healdsburg, CA
Gina Gallo

Gina Gallo

Winemaker, Gallo of Sonoma
Heidi von der Mehden

Heidi von der Mehden

Enologist, Kenwood Vineyards, Kenwood, CA.
Hope Merletti Moffett

Hope Merletti Moffett

Publisher Emeritus of Vineyard & Winery Management.
Jeanne Christie

Jeanne Christie

Wine Editor, Arizona Gourmet Living, Tucson, AZ
Jeffrey E. Porter

Jeffrey E. Porter

Beverage Buyer for Andronico’s Market
Jennifer Cossey

Jennifer Cossey

Sales, Education and Communications, Soter Vineyards, Carlton, OR
Jerry Shriver

Jerry Shriver

Writer of wine, dining and travel for USA Today's weekly Destinations & Diversions
Jessica Yadegaran

Jessica Yadegaran

Staff Wine Writer for the Bay Area News Group
Jim May

Jim May

Bennett Lane Winery, Calistoga, CA.
John A. Parducci

John A. Parducci

Winemaker for over 65 years, Parducci Wine Cellars
Joseph Koppel, Ph.D.

Joseph Koppel, Ph.D.

Founder, Hospitality Management program, University of San Francisco.
Kitti Stuart

Kitti Stuart

Consultant to retail and hospitality for wineries and hotels, St. Helena, CA
Kryss Speegle

Kryss Speegle

Assistant Winemaker at Kenwood Vineyards, Kenwood, CA.
Les Ferguson

Les Ferguson

Wine Consultant, Santa Rosa, CA
Linda Murphy

Linda Murphy

Wine Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
Lisa Shara Hall

Lisa Shara Hall

Author of Wines of the Pacific Northwest
Luigi Velo

Luigi Velo

President of Mercato Italia, Inc., Specialty Grocers & Wine Merchants, in Sacramento, CA
Margie F. Jones

Margie F. Jones

Asst. Professor, The Collins School of Hospitality Management, Cal Poly, Pomona, CA
Mark de Vere

Mark de Vere

Robert Mondavi Master of Wine
Mark Friedrich

Mark Friedrich

Tasting Room Manager, Windsor Vineyards, Windsor, CA.
Mary Evely

Mary Evely

Teaches food & wine pairing classes for Sonoma State University and U.C. Davis
Michael Hirschberg

Michael Hirschberg

Proprietor, Highfeather, Santa Rosa, CA.
Michele Anna Jordan

Michele Anna Jordan

Author and Writer, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner.
Mike Draxton

Mike Draxton

Owner and Winemaker, Draxton Wines
Mike Stepanovich

Mike Stepanovich

Writer, wine column, "Life is a Cabernet,", Bakersfield, CA.
Mildred Howie

Mildred Howie

Author and Wine Writer
Paul Geisz

Paul Geisz

Involved with wine for over twenty years.
Peg Melnik

Peg Melnik

Wine columnist for the Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA.
Peter McCullough

Peter McCullough

Past Judge for SFCWC and California North Coast Wine Competition.
Ralph E. Kunkee

Ralph E. Kunkee

Emeritus Professor of Enology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA.
Ray Spencer

Ray Spencer

Owner and operator, Lake Street Wines and Spirits.
Renay Santero

Renay Santero

Corporate wine buyer for Oliver's Markets
Robert Merletti

Robert Merletti

President & Publisher of Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine, Santa Rosa, CA.
Robert Whitley

Robert Whitley

Syndicated Wine Writer, San Diego, CA
Robin Davis

Robin Davis

Writes restaurant reviews & food features for the San Francisco Chronicle
Romuald Toulon

Romuald Toulon

Sommelier, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, CA.
Rosina Tinari Wilson

Rosina Tinari Wilson

Senior Editor (and "token Boomer") of Wine X Magazine.
Stefan Soltysiak

Stefan Soltysiak

Director of Hospitality at Rodney Strong Vineyards, Healdsburg, CA.
Steve Pitcher

Steve Pitcher

Freelance Wine Writer
Suzanne Geisz

Suzanne Geisz

General Manager & Wine Director, Village Tavern Restaurant & Inn, Hammondsport, NY.
Tara Q. Thomas

Tara Q. Thomas

Author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine Basics, Senior Editor of Wine & Spirits.
Tim Fish

Tim Fish

Editor of WineToday.com
Tim Hardin

Tim Hardin

Winemaker, Stryker Sonoma, Geyserville, CA
Tim Patterson

Tim Patterson

Winemaking Columnist, Wines & Vines, San Rafael, CA.
Victoria A. Kochergin

Victoria A. Kochergin

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Wine Educator Reserve/VIP tastings & Wine & Food pairing program.
W. Blake Gray

W. Blake Gray

Freelance Writer, San Francisco, CA
Walter Inman

Walter Inman

Has been involved in the world of wine all his life.
Winnie Alberg

Winnie Alberg

Professional Wine Judge and Vineyard and Winery Consultant, Ellensberg, WA