Information for Wineries

Important Information for Participating Wineries

  • Entries for the 2020 Wine Competition will begin on October 1st, 2019.

2019 Badge Overview 2019 SFCWC Award Badges Artwork for Reproduction

Award Badges Artwork is available.

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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. See Greeting message from Bob & Scott Fraser

2019 SFCWC Entry Booklet (pdf)


Important Dates for the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

10/01/2019: Call for Entries

12/01/2019: Entry Deadline

01/07/2020: Judging Begins

01/10/2020: Publish Results

02/15/2020: Public Tasting

Public Tasting Table Registration and Information

$125.00 per Table Before (TBA)
$175.00 per Table After (TBA) (If Available) (No Refunds)

Public Tasting Guidelines for Wineries

Public Tasting Accommodations

Additional Information

Contact Cary Fraser, Entry Coordinator: cary@winejudging.com



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