Yorkville Highlands VIP Tasting For the S.F. Chronicle professional judges
Jan
8
4:30 PM16:30

Yorkville Highlands VIP Tasting For the S.F. Chronicle professional judges

There are over 60 professional judges from around the nation, who taste, discuss and determine the winners from North America. They bring their expertise from the wine media, retail wine buying, wine education, and the winemaking industry. The judging is held over four days. To see them click here:  http://winejudging.com/judges/

 Our Growers & Vintners group hosted a pre-dinner VIP event and focused on serving unique flights of wine to the judges along with an assortment of appetizers:

 ARTEVINO Maple Creek Estate Reserve Chardonnay – Vertical: 2015, 2016, and 2017  (Host: Tom Rodrigues, Vintner / WineMaker)

 Halcón Alturas Estate Syrah – Vertical: 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 barrel sample  (Hosts: Paul & Jackie Gordon, Owners)

 Meyer Family High Ground Syrah – Vertical: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014  (Host: Tony Poer, Sales Manager)

 Theopolis Vineyards Estate Grown Peitite Sirah – Vertical: 2012, 2013, and 2015  (Host: Theo Lee, Founder & Owner)

 Weir Vineyard – Pinot Noirs: Williams Seylem 2014, Talisman 2014 and Brooks Note 2016  (Hosts: Owners’ son: Donnie Weir, and Gary Brooks Winemaker)

 Yorkville Cellars Estate Rennie Organic Vineyard “6 Noble Reds” – 2015 Horizontal: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Carmenere, and Cabernet Franc  (Host: Edward Wallo, Founder & WineGrower)

The following week it was announced there were 6,800 wines entered into the competition. Wines made from grapes from the Yorkville Highlands AVA were awarded the following medals:

  •  Bee Hunter – 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot  GOLD

  • Yorkville Cellars – 2015 Richard the Lion-Heart  GOLD

  • ARTEVINO – 2017 Pinot Noir  GOLD

  • Theopolis Vineyards – 2016 Petite Sirah  GOLD

  • Yorkville Cellars – 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon  GOLD

  • Brooks Note – 2016 Pinot Noir  SILVER

  • Theopolis Vineyards – 2017 Pinot Noir  SILVER

  • Yorkville Cellars – 2015 M*PV Same Vine  SILVER

  • ARTEVINO – 2017 Chardonnay  SILVER

  • Yorkville Cellars – 2016 Malbec  SILVER

  • Yorkville Cellars – 2017 Eleanor of Aquitaine  SILVER

  • Yorkville Cellars – 2016 Merlot  SILVER

  • ARTEVINO – 2016 Flora  SILVER

  • Bee Hunter – 2015 Semillion  SILVER

  • Meyer Family Cellars –  2014 Syrah  SILVER

  • Yorkville Cellars – 2017 Semillon  SILVER

  • Theopolis Vineyards – 2017 Symphony  SILVER

  • Yorkville Cellars – 2016 Carmenere  BRONZE

  • ARTEVINO – 2016 Symphony  BRONZE

  • Bee Hunter – 2015 Sauvignon Blanc  BRONZE

 The public will have a chance to taste many of these award winning wines at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition's Public Tasting, happening February 16 from 1:00-4 p.m. at the Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion in San Francisco.

 https://www.sfgate.com/chroniclewinecompetitionriver/article/SFGATE-com-winecomp19-13527672.php

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