Awards & News

If you have come to visit our tasting room with us, you will hopefully have seen that we don’t take ourselves too seriously and shared in friendly banter with us.  We also hope you have enjoyed our wines.  We take our wine making very seriously, but don’t get too caught-up in the many competitions that exist across the country.  So we decided that a few competitions per year are about the right number to submit our wines to, and we are extremely honored to have received the following awards for our wines:

  • 2011 Cienega Valley Ancient Vine Zinfandel -  2014 San Francisco Chronicle Best of Red Wine of Show.  Our biggest accomplishment to date, this is the largest US wine competition in the world and this wine was voted Best Red Wine (Sweepstakes Award) over 5300 other wines.
  • 2012 Sauvignon Blanc -  2013 Tri Valley Conservancy Uncorked Wine Competition, Best White Wine of Show
  • 2014 Sauvignon Blanc -  2015 Tri Valley Conservancy Uncorked Competition Best Sauvignon Blanc of Show
  • 2011 Cabernet Franc -  Affairs of the Vine 2013 Cab Shootout Second Place Best Wine of Show
  • 2012 Livermore Valley Merlot -  2015 San Francisco Chronicle Best of Class.
  • 2013 Cabernet Franc -  2016 San Francisco Chronicle Double Gold.
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon -  2016 San Francisco Chronicle Gold.
  • 2012 Sauvignon Blanc -  2013 Tri Valley Conservancy Uncorked Wine Competition, Gold Medal
  • 2015 Livermore Valley Chardonnay2017 San Francisco Chronicle Gold.
  • 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon2017 San Francisco Chronicle Silver.
  • 2014 Livemore Valley Merlot2017 San Francisco Chronicle Silver.
  • 2014 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel -  2017 San Francisco Chronicle Bronze.
  • 2013 Zinfandel -   2016 San Francisco Chronicle Silver.
  • 2013 Three Brunettes Blend  -  2016 San Francisco Chronicle Bronze.
  • 2013 Three Blondes Blend  -  2016 San Francisco Chronicle Bronze.
  • 2013 Three Cabs Blend -  2016 San Francisco Chronicle Bronze.
  • 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon -  2015 Tri Valley Conservancy Uncorked Competition Silver Medal.
  • 2012 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon -  2015 San Francisco Chronicle Silver.
  • 2012 Cienega Valley Cabernet Franc – -  2015 San Francisco Chronicle Silver.
  • 2012 Chardonnay -  2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Silver Medal.
  • 2011 Cabernet Franc-  2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Silver Medal.
  • 2010 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel -  2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Silver Medal
  • 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon -  2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Silver Medal
  • 2009 Zinfandel -  2012 Best of the Bay Zin Challenge Competition, Silver Medal
  • 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – 2012 Best of the Bay Wine Competition, Bronze Medal
  • 2009 Zinfandel -  2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Silver Medal
  • 2009 Chardonnay -  2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Bronze Medal
  • 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon -  2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Bronze Medal
  • 2007 Cabernet Franc -  2011 Best of the Bay Wine Competition, Bronze Medal

We are also proud to have received some attention in the following publications: