This year the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition broke all records with over 6,300 wine entries and is now considered the largest competition of American wines in the world. Submissions from across the country came pouring in, from independent winemakers and boutique wineries to large scale producers – including our own Yorkville Highlands of Anderson Valley.

The wines were evaluated and rated during the judging portion of the competition, which took place at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair January 5th through 9th. After this competition, many of the award winning wines will be available for the public to taste at the annual Public Tasting event, happening February 14, 2015 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.

The winners included the following:

Winery

Vintage

Vineyard  Varietal 

Award

Artevino

2012

Maple Creek Estate Chardonnay

Gold

Artevino

2009

Maple Creek Estate Merlot

Bronze

Bink Wines

2013

Randle Hill Sauvignon Blanc

Gold

Bink Wines

2009

Hawks Butte Bink Estate Vineyard Syrah

Silver

Roadhouse Winery

2012

Weir Vineyard Platinum Label Pinot Noir

Double Gold

Route 128 Winery

2013

Opatz Family Vineyards Viognier

Bronze

Route 128 Winery

2012

Opatz Family Vineyard Syrah

Bronze

Theopolis Vineyards

2012

Theopolis Vineyards Petite Sirah

Bronze

Wattle Creek Winery

2012

Primitivo

Silver

Yorkville Cellars

2013

Rennie Vineyard Sparkling Malbec Brut Rose

Silver

Yorkville Cellars

2013

Randle Hill Vineyard Eleanor of Aquitaine

Silver