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Mumm Napa with their 1999 Napa Valley Blanc de Blancs won the Sparkling Sweepstake Award; Rancho Zabaco Winery with their 2002 Russian River Valley Reserve Sauvignon Blanc won the White Wine Sweepstake Award while Patz & Hall's 2002 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir took the Red Sweepstake Wine Award

The results and winners are particularly noteworthy as this competition features the work of winemaking stars from throughout the state of California. With over 2500 wine entries from a record breaking 565 California wineries, 47 professional wine judges from throughout the United States awarded 3 Sweepstake Awards, 43 Double Gold Awards, 276 Gold Awards, 862 Silver Awards, and 779 Bronze Awards.

2004 Tasting a Smashing Success

Bay Area wine and food lovers enjoyed the beautiful weather, fine wine, and gourmet food at the 2004 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting at SBC Park on March 20, 2004. Over five hundred wineries poured medal winning wines for the crowd. Jeremy Emmerson, Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Hotel, Ron Siegel, Executive Chef at Masa, and Michael Salinger Chef and Instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College delighted the attendee’s of the wine/food pairing and chef demonstration show.

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