Local Wineries Score Big in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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With more than 7,100 entries in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, local wines from Contra Costa, Clarksburg, Livermore and Lodi held their own taking home hundreds of medals.

In Contra Costa, Bloomfield Vineyards represented East Contra Costa well with 5-silver medals while Leer Vineyards took home a double gold and a silver medal. Meanwhile, Rock Wall Wine Co, who uses grapes from Oakley, scored a double gold for “Jesse’s Vineyards” Zinfandel and a double gold for its “Super Alamedan”. Cline Cellars who also uses grapes from Oakley, scored 10 medals with four of those coming from grapes in Contra Costa.

Over the hill in Livermore, they crushed it taking home more than 160 medals which included four “Best of Class” by Caddis, Fenestra, Longevity and Vasco Urbano. The Livermore Valley also took home 11 Double Golds.

Out in Lodi, Michael David Winery scored big with 1 Best of Class, 2 Double Golds and 3 Golds. Meanwhile, Carol Shelton Wines scored 16 medals including 2 double golds, 3 golds, 8 silvers, and 2 bronze. Harney Lane took home 2 golds, along with 3 silvers and a bronze. Klinker Brick scored 8 medal which included 1 gold, 4 silvers, and 2 bronze.  McCay Cellars took home 10 medals which 3 were gold, 4 were silver, 3 bronze.  Peirano Estate Vineyards took home 4 silver medals and a bronze

Here is a look at local wineries which took Best of Class followed by all the local medal winners:


Best of Class:

bogle-ChardonnayChardonnay : $10-$13.99: Bogle Vineyards (2014)
Chardonnay grapes grown in Clarksburg are known for their characteristic apple and pear aromas and flavors. Bogle winemakers have captured these refreshing and ripe notes while allowing them to develop and intensify through stainless steel fermentation. Additional grapes are vinted using the techniques of barrel fermentation, sur-lies aging and partial malolactic fermentation, which creates an elegant counterpart to the fresh fruit with tones of spicy vanilla and nutmeg. The creamy mouthfeel adds just the final touch on the finish, reminiscent of an apple and pear galette.

For more information, visit www.boglewinery.com


Chardonnay: $14-17.99: Ivory & Burt (2013) Lodi wine is 16.99
Ivory and burtChardonnay winegrapes grown in the Lodi Appellation are known for their characteristic apple aromas and tropical flavors.

Our 2013 vintage has captured these refreshing and ripe qualities that are balanced by oak notes and spice from American oak aging. This is a classic style that is smooth and rich.

For more information, visit www.ivoryandburtwines.com


Cabernet Sauvignon – $27.00 – $30.99: Longevity (2011) Livermore Valley
LongevityTemptingly rich and layered, a firm, ripe, muscular wine that’s deep, structured, intense and concentrated, serving up a mix of ripe currant, cassis, plum, black cherry and blackberry fruit with touches of anise, cedar and black licorice. Full-bodied, gaining depth and turning ever more elegant and detailed, with tannins that give this wine traction.

For more information, visit www.longevitywines.com


Cabernet Sauvignon – $43.00 – $46.99: Caddis (2013) Livermore Valley

CaddisAn elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of blackberry, clove, mint, and violets. Tart black cherries and plums on the palate, along with bright acidity and integrated tannins make it a treat to sip. Thanks to its spicy finish of cinnamon, cocoa powder, and white pepper, it pairs perfectly with hearty meat dishes.

For more information, visit www.caddiswine.com


Rhone Blends: $30 and above: Vasco Urbano Wine Company (2013) The Sheriff
The-SheriffThe Sheriff, Vasco Urbano’s inaugural GSM, represents the great vineyards in the Livermore Valley that provide the fruit to make this wine. Medium to full bodied with great fruit expression, the GSM is a perfect food wine.

Aromatics of earth and spice with its racy red fruit and blue fruit undertones and bright and juicy flavors on the palate of farmstead boysenberries, strawberries and plums with high tuned acidity.

Enjoy with your friends at a summer BBQ or cook up some Chile Verde!

For more on this wine, visit: www.nottinghamcellars.com


Petite Sirah – $0-$24.99: Petite Petit 2013 (Lodi)

2013-Petite-PetitOffering a joyous explosion of color and fun, it is a substantial, dense, full-bodied, whopper style of wine loaded with pure black fruit and vanilla flavors that coat the palate. It reveals remarkable richness with a finish that is slightly dry and seems to linger.

The dark, inky wine that fills your glass of Petite Petit will capture you at first whiff! Brimming with aromas of dark fruit, vanilla bean and cocoa, this wine packs one jammy punch. Abundant fruit flavors and rich tannins create an exquisite blend of Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot.

For more on this wine, visit www.michaeldavidwinery.com


Below are a sampling of the 144 categories where local wine/wineries of Contra Costa, Clarksburg, Livermore and Lodi placed (note – we did not include Bronze Medals in most cases).

Editors note: Contra Costa Wine/Wineries are in bold

All Red Blends: $10.00 – $19.99

  • Silver: Bogle Vineyards, Essential Red (Clarksburg) – $11.00 (an ECT favorite)
  • Silver: Bogle Vineyards, Phantom (Clarksburg) – $18.00 (an ECT favorite)
  • Silver: Oak Ridge Winery, Old Soul (Lodi) – $15.00
  • Silver: Drops of Jupiter (Livermore) – $12.00
  • Silver: Gnarly Head (dark red blend) (Lodi), $11.99
  • Silver: Klinker Brick (Lodi) – $15.00

Leer-heroic-RedAll Red Blends: $20.00 – $24.99

  • Double Gold: Heroic Red (Byron) – $22.00
  • Double Gold: Oak Farm Vineyards (Lodi) – $24.00
  • Silver: St.Amant Winery (Lodi) – $24.00

All Red Blends: $25.00 – $29.99

  • Double Gold: Rock Wall Wine Co, Super Alamedan (Contra Costa) – $28.00
  • Silver Medal: Rock Wall Wine Co, Baydeux Blen (California) – $25.00
  • Silver Medal: Bent Creek Wines, Red on Red (Livermore) – $26.00
  • Silver Medal: Murrieta’s Well, The Spur (Livermore) – $25.00
    Silver Medal: Peltier, Red Blend (Lodi) – $28.00

All Red Blends: $30.00 – $34.99

  • Silver Medal: Darcie Kent Vineyards, Firepit (Livermore) – $30.00
  • Silver Medal: Stony Ridge Winery, Trifecta (Livermore) – $30.00
  • Silver Medal: SVI, Delicate Princess (Lodi) – $332.00

All Red Blends: $35.00 – $39.99

  • Silver Medal: CM Winery (Contra Costa) – $38.00
  • Silver Medal: Las Positas Vineyards, Coccineous (Livermore) – $38.00
  • Bronze Medal: 3Steves Winery, Three Cabs (Livermore) – $35.00
  • Bronze Medal, 3Steves Winery, Three Brunettes (Livermore) – $35.00
  • Bronze Medal: McGrail Vineyards, Shamus Patrick Red Blend (Livermore)- $36.00

All Red Blends: $40.00 – $44.99

  • Gold Medal: Caddis (Livermore) – $42.00
  • Silver Medal: Bloomfield Vineyards (Contra Costa) – $40.00

All Red Blends: $45.00 & Over

  • Silver Medal: Wente Vineyards (Livermore) – $50.00

Bordeaux Blends: $37.00 – $42.99

  • Silver Medal: Crooked Vine (Livermore) $38.00
  • Silver Medal: Darcie Kent Vineyards (Livermore) – $40.00

Bordeaux Blends: $43.00 – $48.99

  • Silver Medal: Darcie Kent Vineyards (Livermore) – $45.00
  • Bronze: Elevation Ten (Clarksburg) – $45.00

Cabernet Franc: $25.00 & Over

  • Double Gold: Elevation Ten (Clarksburg) – $38.00
  • Double Gold: Brent Creek Wines (Livermore) – $27.00
  • Double Gold: Inkblot (Lodi) – $35.00
  • Gold Medal: Idle Hour (Clarksburg) – $32.00
  • Silver Medal: Steven Kent Winery (Livermore) – $48.00
  • Silver Medal: Cuda Ridge Wines (Livermore) – $34.00

Cabernet Sauvignon: $10.00 – $14.99

  • Silver Medal: Gnarly Head (Lodi) – S11.99
  • Silver Medal: Grady Family Vineyards (Lodi) – $12.99
  • Silver medal: Scotto Family Cellars (Lodi) – $14.99
  • Bronze Medal: Heavyweight (Lodi) – $12.99

Cabernet Sauvignon: $19.00 – $22.99

  • Silver Medal: Goldstrike (Lodi) – $19.99
  • Silver Medal: Freakshow (Lodi) – $20.00
  • Silver Medal: Lodi Estates (Lodi) – $22.00
  • Silver medal: The Federalist (Lodi) – $21.99

Cabernet Sauvignon: $23.00 – $26.99

  • Gold Medal: Mettler Family Vineyards (Lodi) – $24.99
  • Silver Medal: Estate Crush (Lodi) – $26.00
  • Silver Medal: Earthquake (Lodi) – $26.00

Cabernet Sauvignon: $27.00 – $30.99

  • Best of Class: Longevity (Livermore) – $30.00
  • Double Gold: Ruby Hill (Livermore) – $29.00
  • Silver Medal: Brent Creek Wines (Livermore) – $29.00
  • Silver Medal: Stony Ridge Winery (Livermore) – $30.00
  • Silver Medal: Cabana Wines (Lodi) – $30.00

Cabernet Sauvignon: $31.00 – $34.99

  • Gold Medal: Prie Winery (Lodi) – $31.00
  • Gold Medal: Rosa Fierro Cellars (Livermore) – $32.00
  • Silver Medal: Eagle Ridge (Livermore) – $31.00
  • Silver Medal: Viaggio On The River Estate and Winery (Lodi) – $32.00

Cabernet Sauvignon: $35.00 – $38.99

  • Double Gold: Crooked Vine (Livermore) – $38.00 (an ECT favorite)
  • Gold Medal: Bishop’s Vineyard (Contra Costa) – $38.00
  • Silver Medal: Fenestra (Livermore) – $35.00
  • Silver Medal: Cuda Ridge Wines, 2012 (Livermore) – $38.00
  • Silver Medal: 1846 by Nottingham Cellars (Livermore) – $36.00 (an ECT favorite)
  • Silver Medal: Concannon (Livermore) – $36.00
  • Silver Medal: Wood Family Vineyards (Livermore) – $38.00

Cabernet Sauvignon: $39.00 – $42.99

  • Gold Medal: Concannon, 50th Ann MV (Livermore) – $40.00
  • Silver Medal: Rodrigue Molyneaux Estate (Livermore) – $42.00
  • Silver Medal: McGrail Vineyards (Livermore) – $42.00 (an ECT favorite)
  • Silver Medal: Mia Nipote, 2010 (Livermore) – $39.00
  • Silver Medal Mia Nipote, 2011 (Livermore) – $39.00
  • Silver Medal: Occasio (Livermore) – $40.00

Cabernet Sauvignon: $43.00 – $46.99

  • Best of Class: Caddis (Livermore) – $45.00
  • Gold Medal: 3Steves Winery (Livermore) – $45.00
  • Gold Medal: Mia Nipote (Livermore) – $43.00
  • Gold Medal: Murrieta’s Well (Livermore) – $45.00

Cabernet Sauvignon: $47.00 – $50.99

Cabernet Sauvignon: $51.00 – $54.99

  • Gold Medal: Crooked Vine (Livermore) – $52.00
  • Gold Medal: Wood Family Vineyards (Livermore) – $52.00

Cabernet Sauvignon: $59.00 – $62.99

  • Silver Medal: Nottingham Cellars (Smith Ranch, Livermore) – $60.00
  • Silver Medal: Rapture (Lodi) – $59.00
  • Bronze Medal: Nottingham Cellars (Casa de Vinas, Livermore) – $60,00

Cabernet Sauvignon: $63.00 – $66.99

  • Silver Medal: Steven Kent Winery (Livermore) – $65.00

Chardonnay: $10.00 – $13.99

  • Best of Class – Bogle Vineyards (Clarksburg) – $10.00
  • Gold Medal: Sand Point (Lodi) – $12.99
  • Silver Medal: Campus Oaks (Lodi) – $12.99
  • Silver Medal: Gen5 (Lodi) – $10,99
  • Silver Medal: Ironstone (Lodi) – $12.99
  • Silver Medal: Peirano Estate Vineyards (Lodi) – $12.99

Chardonnay: $14.00 – $17.99

  • Best of Class: Ivory & Burt (Lodi) – $16.99
  • Gold : Wilson Vineyards (Clarksburg) – $15.00
  • Gold: Wente Vineyards (Livermore) – $15.00
  • Silver: LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards (Clarksburg) – $15.00
  • Silver: Michael David Winery (Lodi) – $16.00

Chardonnay: $18.00 – $21.99

  • Silver Medal: McKenzie Vineyards & Winery 2013 (Lodi) – $20.00
  • Bronze Medal: McKenzie Vineyards & Winery 2014 (Lodi) – $20.00

BloomfieldChardonnay: $22 – $25.99

  • Silver Medal: Bloomfield (Contra Costa) – $25.00
  • Silver Medel: Harney Lane (Lodi) – $24.00
  • Bronze: Viaggio On The River Estate (Lodi) – $22.00
  • Bronze: Stony Ridge Winery (Livermore) – $24.00
  • Bronze: Wente Vineyards (Livermore) – $24.00
  • Bronze: Truckee River Winery (Lodi) – $25.00

Chardonnay: $26.00 – $29.99

  • Silver Medal: Carvalho Family Wines (Clarksburg) – $26.50
  • Silver Medal: Nottingham Cellars (Livermore) – Fraser-Howard – $28.00
  • Silver Medal: Occasio ( Livermore) – $29.00
  • Silver Medal: Wood Family Vineyards (Livermore) – $29.000

Chardonnay: $30.00 – $33.99

  • Silver Medal: Darcie Kent Vineyards (Livermore) – $30.00

Chardonnay: $34.00 – $37.99

  • Silver Medal: Passaggio Wines ( Lodi) – $36.00
  • Bronze Medal: Mitchell Katz (Livermore) – $36.00

Grenache: $20.00 & Over

  • Best of Class: Soquel Vineyards (Lodi) – $25.00
  • Gold Medal: McCay Cellars (Lodi) – $35.00
  • Double Gold: Fenestra (Livermore) – $25.00
  • Silver Medal: Cline Cellars (Contra Costa) – $35.99
  • Silver Medal: Vasco Urbano Wine Company (Livermore) – $42.00
  • Silver Medal: Longevity (Livermore – $30.00

Malbec: $25.00 & Over

  • Gold Medal: Cuda Ridge Wines (Livermore) – $32.00
  • Gold Medal: Nottingham Cellars (Livermore) – $50.00
  • Silver Medal: Heringer Estates Family Winery (Clarksburg) – $30.00
  • Silver Medal: Fenestra (Livermore) – $32.00

Merlot: Up to $14.99

  • Gold Medal: Bogle Vineyards (Clarksburg) – $9.00
  • Silver Medal: Peirano Estate Vineyards (Lodi) – $12.99
  • Silver Medal: Gen5 (Clarksburg) – $10.99
  • Silver Medal: The Crusher (Clarksburg) – $12.99

Merlot: $15.00 – $18.99

  • Silver Medal: Wente Vienyards (Livermore) – $18.00
  • Silver Medal: Stama ( Lodi) – $18.00

Merlot: $27.00 – $30.99

  • Gold: Rodrigue Molyneaux Estate Winery and Vineyard (Livermore) – $28.00
  • Gold: Cuda Ridge Wines (Livermore) – $27.00

Merlot: $35.00 & Over

  • Silver Medal: Occasio (Livermore) – $35.00
  • Bronze Medal: Caddis (Livermore) – $38.00

Mourvedre: 2016 awards

  • Bronze Medal: Lucca Winery (Contra Costa) – $20.00

Other Sparkling: 2016 Awards

  • Silver Medal : Vina Sympatica Sparkling Wines (Lodi) – $17.99
  • Silver Medal: Weibel Family Vineyards & Winery (Lodi) – $12.00
  • Bronze Medal: Van Ruiten Family Vineyards (Lodi) – $17.00

Pinot Noir: Up to $14.00

  • Silver: Bogle Vineyards (Clarksburg) – $11.00
  • Silver: Save Me San Francisco (Livermore) – $12.00
  • Silver: Harlow Ridge (Lodi) – $8.99
  • Bronze: Barsetti (Lodi) – $12.99

Petite Sirah: Up to $24.99

  • Best of Class: Petite Petit (Lodi) – $18.00 (an ECT Favorite)
  • Gold Medal: Maggio Family Vineyards (Lodi) – $12.00
  • Silver Medal: Bogle Vineyards (Clarksburg) – $11.00
  • Silver Medal: Wilson Vineyards (Clarksburg) -$12.99
  • Silver Medal: Ironstone (Lodi) $11.99
  • Silver Medal: Harlow Ridge (Lodi) – $8.00
  • Silver Medal: Omega Cellars (Lodi) $18.00

Petite Sirah: $25.00 – $28.99

  • Silver Medal: Heringer Estates Family Winery (Clarksburg) – $28.00
  • Silver Medal: Jeff Runquist (Clarksburg) – $28.00
  • Silver Medal: Bent Creek (Livermore) – $28.00

Petite Sirah: $29.00 – $32.99

  • Double Gold: Eagle Ridge (Livermore) – $31.00
  • Silver Medal: Charles R Vineyards (Livermore) – $29.00
  • Silver medal: Stony Ridge Winery (Livermore) – $30.00

Petite Sirah: $33.00 & Over

  • Gold Medal: Page Mill Winery (Livermore) –$39.00
  • Gold Medal: Mitchell Katz, Falling Star (Livermore) – $36.00
  • Silver medal: Cline Cellars (Contra Costa) – $70.00
  • Silver Medal: Crooked Vine (Livermore) – $38.00
  • Silver Medal: Vasco Urbano Wine Company (Livermore) – $48.00 (an ECT favorite)
  • Silver medal: Concannon (Livermore) – $40.00
  • Silver Medal: Loma Prita Winery (Lodi) – $35.00
  • Bronze Medal: Trinitas Cellars (Contra Costa) – $35.00

Cuda-RirdgePetit Verdot: 2016 Awards

  • Gold Medal: Cuda Ridge Winery (Livermore) – $38.00 (ECT Favorite)
  • Gold Medal: Idle Hour (Clarksburg) – $28.00
  • Gold Medal: Inkblot (Lodi) – $35.00
  • Silver Medal: Heringer Estates Family Winery (Clarksburg) – $28.00

Port: 2016 Awards

  • Gold: Bogle Vineyards (Clarksburg) – $20.00
  • Gold: Mitchell Katz (Livermore) – $28.00

Rhone Blends: $20.00 – $29.99

Rhone Blends: $30.00 & Over

  • Best of Class Sweepstakes: Vasco Urbano Wine Company (Livermore) – $36.00
  • Silver Medal: Fenestra (Livermore) – $35.00

Sauvignon Blanc/Fume: Up to $14.99

  • Gold Medal: Bogle Vineyards (Clarksburg) – $10.00
  • Gold Medal: Sand Point (Lodi) – $12.00
  • Bronze Medal: Peltier (Lodi) – $12.99

Sauvignon Blanc/Fume: $15.00 – $18.99

  • Gold Medal: Wilson Vineyards (Clarksburg ) – $15.00
  • Gold Medal: LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards (Lodi) – $15.00
  • Silver Medal: Wente Vineyards (Livermore) – $15.00
  • Bronze Medal: Heritage Oak (Lodi) – $18.00
  • Bronze Medal: Heringer Estates Family Winery(Clarksburg) – $17.00

Sauvignon Blanc/Fume: $19.00 – $22.99

  • Double Gold: 1846 by Nottingham Cellars (Livermore) $20.00

Sauvignon Blanc/Fume: $23.00 & Over

  • Silver Medal: Crooked Vine (Livermore) $28.00
  • Silver Medal: Retzlaff (Livermore) $25.00

Syrah/Shiraz: $25.00 – $28.99

  • Silver Medal: Fenestra (Livermore) – $28.00

Syrah/Shiraz: $29.00 – $32.99

  • Gold Medal: Stony Ridge Winery (Livermore) – $29.00

Syrah/Shiraz: $33.00 – $36.99

  • Gold Medal: Crooked Vine (Livermore) – $34.00
  • Silver Medal: Dante Robere Vineyards, 2013 (Livermore) – $36.00
  • Silver Medal: Mitchell Katz (Livermore) – $36.00
  • Silver Medal: Occasio (Livermore) – $35.00

Syrah/Shiraz: $37.00 – $40.99

  • Gold Medal: Caddis (Livermore) – $38.00

Syrah/Shiraz: $41.00 & Over

  • Silver Medal: John Evan Cellars (Livermore) – $45.00

Viognier: $25.00 & Over

  • Double Gold: Crooked Vine (Livermore) – $28.00
  • Silver: Bloomfield Vineyards (Contra Costa) – $25.00

White Blends: Up to $19.99

  • Silver Medal: Cline Cellars (Sonoma) – $18.000
  • Bronze Medal: Fenestra (Livermore) – $19.00
  • Bronze Medal: Peirano Estate Vineyard – The Other (Lodi) – $12.99

White Blends: $20.000 and Over

  • Gold: McCay Cellars (Lodi) – $24.00
  • Silver Medal: Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards (Lodi) – $26.00
  • Silver Medal: Las Positas Vineyards (Livermore) – $30.00
  • Silver Medal: Murrietas Well – The Whip (Livermore) – $22.00
  • Silver Medal: Peltier (Lodi) – $27.00
  • Silver Medal: Bloomfield Vineyards, Devils Daughter (Contra Costa) – $25.00
  • Bronze Medal: 3Steves Winery – Three Blondes (Livermore)- $28.00

Zinfandel: Up to $14.99

  • OZV by Oak Ridge Winery
    OZV by Oak Ridge Winery

    Gold Medal: Black Saint Petr (Lodi) – $14.99

  • Gold Medal: – Gnarly Head (Lodi) – $11.99
  • Gold Medal: Maggio Family Vineyards (Lodi) – $12.00
  • Gold Medal: Manifesto (Lodi) – $14.99
  • Gold Medal: Whiplash (Lodi) – $14.99
  • Gold Medal: McManis Family Vineyards (Lodi) – $10.99
  • Gold Medal: Ironstone (Lodi) – $11.99
  • Gold Medal: Manifesto (Lodi) – $14.99
  • Silver Medal: Barsetti (Lodi) – $12.99
  • Silver Medal: Cline Cellars (Lodi) – $11.99
  • Silver Medal: Harlow Ridge (Lodi) – $8.99
  • Silver Medal: Menage a Trois (Lodi) – $13.99
  • Silver Medal: Shortcake (Lodi) – $14.99
  • Silver Medal: QZV Old Vine (Lodi) $14.00 (an ECT favorite)
  • Bronze Medal: Bafetoot (Lodi) – $6.99
  • Bronze Medal: Baron Herzog (Lodi) – $13.00
  • Bronze : Campus Oaks (Lodi) – $14.99
  • Bronze Medal: Bogle Vineyards (Clarksburg) – $11.00
  • Bronze Medal: Brazin (Lodi) – $14.99
  • Bronze Medal: Cosentino Winery (Lodi) – $11.99
  • Bronze Medal: Scotto Family Cellars Old Vine (Lodi) – $13.99 (an ECT Favorite)
  • Bronze Medal: Criss Cross (Lodi) – $14
  • Bronze Medal: West Cliff Wine (LodI)

Zinfandel: $15.00 – $19.99

  • Gold Medal: Rippey (Lodi) – $18.00
  • Gold Medal: LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards (Lodi) – $15.00
  • Silver Medal: Big Smooth (Lodi) = $17.99
  • Silver Medal: R&B Cellars (Contra Costa) – $17.00
  • Silver Medal: Carol Shelton Wines (Lodi) – $19.00
  • Silver Medal: Klinker Brick (Lodi) – $19.00
  • Silver Medal: Rail 2 Rail (Lodi) – $18.00
  • Silver Medal: Ivory & Burt (Lodi) – $16.99
  • Silver Medal: St.Amant Winery (Lodi) – $18.00
  • Bronze Medal: Zin-Phomaniac (Lodi) – $18.00
  • Bronze Medal: Cline Cellars, Ancient Vines (Contra Costa) – $18.00
  • Bronze Medal: Van Ruiten Family Vineyards (Lodi) – $17.00
  • Bronze Medal: Stama (Lodi)- $19.00
  • Bronze Medal: Caricature (Lodi) – $15.00
  • Bronze Medal: 7 Deadly Zins (Lodi) – $16.00.

Zinfandel: $24.00 – $27.99

  • Double Gold: Brent Creek Wines (Livermore) – $25.00
  • Silver Medal: d’Art Wines (Lodi) – $24.00
  • Silver Medal: Viaggio On The River Estate and Winery (Lodi) – $26.00
  • Silver Medal: Bishop’s Vineyard (Contra Costa) – S27.99
  • Silver Medal: Mitchell Katz, For Play (Livermore) – $25.00
  • Silver medal: m2 (Lodi) – $24.00
  • Silver Medal: Earthquake (Lodi) – $26.00
  • Silver medal: Moss Roxx (Lodi) – $24.00
  • Silver Medal: Page Mill Winery, Spenker Vineyard (Lodi) – $24.00
  • Silver Medal: St. Amant Winery (Lodi) – $24.00

Zinfandel: $28.00 – $31.99

  • Double Gold: Rock Wall Wine Co, Jesse’s Vineyard (Contra Costa) – $30.00
  • Gold Medal: Klinker Brick (Lodi) – $30.00
  • Gold Medal: Peltier (Lodi) – $30.00
  • Silver Medal: McCay Cellars , Jupiter (Lodi) – $28.00
  • Silver Medal: Ironstone, Rous Reserve Ancient Vine (Lodi) – $29.99
  • Silver Medal: Soquel Vineyards (Lodi) – $30.00
  • Bronze Medal: Reed (Lodi) – $30.00

Zinfandel: $32.00 – $35.99

  • Gold Medal: Wood Family Vineyards (Livermore) – $32.00
  • Silver Medal: Leer Vineyards (Lodi) – $32.00
  • Silver Medal: Cline Cellars, Big Break (Contra Costa) – $24.99
  • Silver Medal: V. Sattui Winery (Lodi) – $35.00

Zinfandel: $36.00 – $39.99

  • Double Gold: Mikami Lodi Zinfandel (Lodi) – $39.00
  • Gold Medal: Harney Lane (Lodi) – $36.00
  • Silver Medal: Kinker Brick (Lodi) – $37.00

For a full list of medal winners and results, click here.


February 13: Public Tasting Held at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion

The public will have a chance to taste many of these award winning wines at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting, happening February 13 from 1:30-5pm at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion in San Francisco. The event will give wine and food lovers the opportunity to taste these amazing wines while gourmet food purveyors, such as SavorCalifornia.com and Whole Foods, offer delectable food samples that pair perfectly with the award winning selections.

Follow the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition on Twitter @Winejudging for info on the event and for special contests, including ticket giveaways, leading up to the public tasting.

WHAT:           San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting

WHEN:           Saturday, February 13, 2016

WHERE:         Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

TIME:              1:30 – 5pm

COST:            $70 Advance Purchase, $95 at the door (the event has sold out for the past five years; advance ticket purchase is recommended)

INFO:              For tickets and additional information, visit www.winejudging.com

Each week, East County Today will be doing a weekly write up on wine, wineries or folks within the wine industry. If you would like us to write about your winery or wine, contact ECT via email at burk@eastcountytoday.net

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  1. Thank you for doing this list. I had no idea there were so many local wineries just a short drive away that were this good. I always thought Napa was the closest place for good wine and heard Lodi was good but I will need to check out some local contra costa wines. Glad to know I now have choices.

  2. To be consistent we should not be promoting any type of drug on this site, socially acceptable or not. Our children can access these promotional articles too you know? This site is a constant mouthpiece for the prohibition agenda of other drugs, why not wine? It’s already statistically provable that alcohol results in far more deaths than even all illegal drugs combined. If you’re going to shame one drug, shame them all!

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