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San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) with presenting sponsor BevMo! has set the standard for wine for the past 18 years. Each year, renowned wine experts from all industries, including trade, media, education and hospitality, come together to evaluate wines and identify those that are truly exceptional. A panel of over 67 judges from...
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Announcing the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Sweepstake Winners
This February, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition with presenting sponsor BevMo! celebrates its 18-year anniversary as the largest competition of American wines in the world. At the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, wine enthusiasts will enjoy sampling award winning wines from all across the country at the competition’s popular Public Tasting. The San...
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I would like to convey my concerns for the vineyard and winery industry in Mendocino, Lake, Colusa, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, and other outlying counties with the tremendous fires and related problems. Living in Cloverdale and owning a vineyard/home in the Red Hills, Lake County, I fully realize the terror and worry for our homes and...
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On February 18th, the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) held its 17th annual Public Tasting at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion. The event, presented by BevMo!, was an unforgettable celebration of wine, food, and great company.
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2017 SFCWC Sweepstake Medal-Winning Wines
After receiving 7,000 entries from 28 states across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, hailed as the largest competition of American wines in the world, has once again successfully narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few.
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Mike Dunne
See Professional Wine Judge, Mike Dunne's insight on the 2017 SFCWC Sweepstake-Winning Wines.
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Sonoma Discoveries Magazine Interviews Bob Fraser about the SFCWC
Sonoma Discoveries Magazine chats with Bob Fraser, director of the SFCWC, to find out more about his involvement in the wine industry and to determine​ what exactly makes this particular competition so special and successful.
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2016 Label Judges
This year our categories include, "Classic," "Artistic," "Whimsical," "Block," Etched/Painted," and "Series." We also have a special category for "Packaging." So don't delay - we hope to see your labels entered in this year's contest.
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Call for Entries
For 17 years, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) has set the standard for how consumers measure and select their wine. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest competition of American wines in the world, breaking records again last year with an astonishing 7,164 entries.
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Davis Estates, Napa Valley
We are delighted to announce Davis Estates as the 2017 Official San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Judges Dinner Host. Family owned and operated by Mike and Sandy Davis, the beautiful winery is located on the Silverado Trail, just south of Calistoga.
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