2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Medal Winners


San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionThe results are in for the largest competition of American wines in the world!  The 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition received 7,162 entries this year.

This is the highest number of wine entries seen to date, shattering 2015’s previous record of 6,417 entries from 28 states. Submissions came pouring in from across the nation, from independent winemakers and boutique wineries to large scale producers. Without further ado here are your 2016 SFCWC Sweepstake’s Winners!

2016 SFCWC Sweepstake’s Winners

Sparkling Sweepstake Winner

Korbel, Brut, California Champagne, Organically Grown Grapes, Guerneville, CA

White Sweepstake Winner

V. Sattui Winery, 2014 Los Carneros Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA

Pink Sweepstake Winner

Barnard Griffin, 2015 Rosé of Sangiovese, Richland, WA

Red Sweepstake Winner (Tie)

Runquist, 2013 Zinfandel, Nostro Vino Vineyard, Amador County, CA
Sonnet Wine Cellars, 2013 Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA

Dessert / Specialty Sweepstake Winner

Claar Cellars, 2013 Riesling “Ice Wine”, White Bluff Vineyards, Columbia Valley, WA

Wine Label Sweepstake Winner

Scratchpad, 2014 Central Coast, Sauvignon Blanc, CA

Here’s the link to the Best of Class medal winners!

For a full list of the medal winners Click Here!

Many of the award winning wines will be featured at the annual Public Tasting, which takes place on February 13, 2016 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.

For more information on the SFCWC and the Public Tasting event, please visit www.winejudging.com

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PUBLISHED DATE: January 8th, 2016 | WINE CATEGORY: News & Events