2013 Primoroso Wins Unanimous Double Gold at SFCWC

2013 Primoroso Wins Unanimous Double Gold at SFCWC

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC), the largest wine competition of American wines in the world with around 7,000 entries in 2017, has traditionally been the first competition of the year. Judges are selected throughout the major American wine regions to offer a diversity of backgrounds to each judging panel. There is major outreach of award recognition through a 30+ page special wine award section of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper. The SFCWC is one of the few competitions that offer plaque awards for silver, gold, and higher, for tasting room and winery outreach purposes.  The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting at Fort Mason Center in February for award winning wineries is an opportunity to showcase wines to over 5,000 consumers in the Bay Area.

2012 Querida Wins Gold and 91 Points at SFIWC

2012 Querida Wins Gold and 91 Points at SFIWC

The largest and most influential international wine competition in America, the San Francisco International Wine Competition has been setting the standard for professional wine judging since its debut in 1980. Now in its 37th year, the SFIWC maintains the highest level of integrity with a blind-tasting system performed by a highly experienced panel of internationally acclaimed wine experts.

2012 Grande Comemorativo wines Double Gold and 96 Points at SFIWC

2012 Grande Comemorativo wines Double Gold and 96 Points at SFIWC

The largest and most influential international wine competition in America, the San Francisco International Wine Competition has been setting the standard for professional wine judging since its debut in 1980. Now in its 37th year, the SFIWC maintains the highest level of integrity with a blind-tasting system performed by a highly experienced panel of internationally acclaimed wine experts.

2013 Rojo del Patron wins GOLD at San Diego & LA Int'l

Our 2013 Rojo del Patron received GOLD and 91 points at both the San Diego and Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. Rojo is our Estate blend of Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon, and is available for purchase online or in the Tasting Room.

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2014 Volado Wins Gold at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Our 2014 Volado Viognier was awarded GOLD at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. This wine presents intense tropical fruit fragrances like mango, papaya and passion fruit. Aromas of peach and pineapple complement a finish of crisp tartness and vanilla. Enjoy on a warm summer day with friends!

Volado Viognier

Multi Vintage Carnal Awarded Double Gold, 96 Points.

Our Multi Vintage Carnal, Rhone Blend was awarded 96 Points and Double Gold at the San Francisco International Wine Competition! This blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and a pinch of Petite Sirah are from the years 2010-2012. This Carnal is rich, jammy with notes of cherry, chocolate mint, cedar, coffee bean and vanilla.

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'11 Revolucion win a gold medal at the Orange County Fair Wine Competition

Not only did the '11 Revolucion win a gold medal at the Orange County Fair Wine Competition, the label was awarded First Place in the label competition.  The raised embossed label with our classic bear was created for us by Collotype Labels.  These new labels can be found on most of our new wines.  The original bear logo was designed in 1975 for the Behr Construction Inc. Company down in Los Angeles.  The logo is used on the company trucks still to this day.  This "Behr" will never go out of style.

'12 Carnal wins!

'12 Carnal wins!  At the Los Angeles International Wine Competition, our '12 Carnal scored 93 points and took Gold, Best of Class!  Our traditional Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, or G.S.M., got a bit of a make over with our newest vintage.  The 2012 is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Petite Sirah.  With a perfume of rose petals and lychee berries, it presents with a caramelly, stout, robust mouthfeel.  Sit, relax, and allow yourself to be carried away by the spirit of brotherhood.

Oso Libre does it again!

We walked away with 5 gold medals from the 2015 Critic's Choice International Wine Competition.