San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Tasting (VIDEO)

Red Wine Sweepstakes Winner

On Saturday, thousands of Wine Oh’s from across the country packed Fort Mason in San Francisco for the public tasting of the largest competition of American wines in the world.  This year, the stakes were even higher for winemakers as the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition had a record breaking 5,500 entries. The competition was steep but not too steep for this Livermore winery to take the lead.

In this video, Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani talks with the Red Sweepstakes Winner, McGrail Vineyards, and finds out what the history making win means for the family winery and for the entire Livermore wine community.

2012 SFCWC Sweepstakes Winners:

Red Wine: McGrail Vineyards & Winery 2008 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Sparkling Wine: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards 2006 Carneros Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine

White Wine: Dr. Konstantin Frank 2010 Finger Lakes Gewürztraminer Reserve

Pink Wine: Barnard Griffin 2011 Columbia Valley Rose of Sangiovese

Dessert Wine: Castello di Amorosa 2010 Anderson Valley Late Harvest Gewurztraminer

Label: Mutt Lynch Winery 2009 Out of Reach…Muttitage

For a complete list of 2012 award winners Click Here!

Monique Soltani

Monique is the Founder and Host of Wine Oh TV and has a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Monique is an experienced broadcast journalist and has worked at various television stations across the country and most recently at KPIX-TV/CBS 5 and KSEE-TV/NBC 24

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