Women and Wine
The International Women’s Wine Competition is expertly judged by women for women wine buyers. Studies show 8 out of 10 ladies are the ones lining up and checking out with wine to take at home. In response to these stats, the International Women’s Wine Competition was created to provide the female perspective to professional wine buyers and consumers.
Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani, was fortunate enough to be one of the judges at the 2011 and 2012 International Women’s Wine Competition. In this video, Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani sits down at the 2011 International Women’s Wine Competition and shows us what it takes to make it as a wine judge and introduces us to some truly amazing women in wine!
2012 International Women’s Wine Competition Winners
The Best Woman Winemaker: Georgetta Dane, winemaker for Big House Wines in Soledad, California.
Best of Show: Lago di Merlo Vineyards and Winery 2009 Lago di Merlo Vineyards and Winery Sangiovese Dry Creek Valley Estate Grown $28.00
Best of Show White: Underdog Wine & Spirits 2011 Big House White California $9.99
Best of Show Rose: Francis Ford Coppola Winery 2011 Sofia Rose California, Monterey County $19.00
Best of Show Dessert & Late Harvest: Seavin, Inc NV San Sebastian Winery Cream Sherry American White Muscadine $19.99
Best of Show Sparkling: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards 2004 Gloria Ferrer ROYAL CUVEE Carneros Methode Champenoise $32.00
Best of Show Fruit: St. James Winery NV St. James Winery Peach American $8.99
The wines were judged from a field of over 860 entries. Judges awarded a total of 27 Double Gold, 73 Gold and 268 Silver medals.
2012 International Women’s Wine Competition Winners Results here: www.vwm-online.com/iwwc
2011 Sweepstakes Winners
Best of Show: Calcareous Vineyard 2008 Tres Violet
Best Red: Calcareous Vineyard 2008 Tres Violet
Best White: Ste Michelle Wine Estates Cold Creek Riesling
Best Rose/Blush: Tassel Ridge Winery NV Pink Catawba
Best Dessert & Late Harvest (including Ice Wine): Hernder Estate Wines 2007 Vidal Ice Wine
Best Sparkling: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards NV Blanc de Noir
2011 Women Winemakers Sweepstakes Winners
Best of Show: Wilson Winery 2009 Zinfandel Molly’s Reserve
Best Red: Wilson Winery 2009 Zinfandel Molly’s Reserve
Best White: – Tie Windsor Oaks Vineyard & Winery 2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Best White: – Tie Galen Glen Winery 2010 Gewurtztraminer
Best Rose/Blush: Verdad Wine Cellars 2010 Grenache Rose – Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard
Best Dessert & Late Harvests (including Ice Wine): Haak Vineyards & Winery 2006 Madeira Jacquez
Best Sparkling: Rock Wall Wine Company 2010 Blanc de Blanc
For a complete list of the 2011 International Women’s Wine Competition Winners CLICK HERE!