2018 overview

The 38th San Francisco International Wine Competition was held November 17 through November 19, 2018, during which 59 judges tasted over 4,500 wines. With entries from countries all around the world, the 2018 SFIWC was truly a global competition. Below you will find a list of the winners of the top honors bestowed by our distinguished Competition judges.

 

 

2018 PREMIUM AWARDS

THE TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE WINERY OF THE YEAR: Jeff Runquist Wines, Plymouth, CA

ANDRÉ TCHELISTCHEFF WINEMAKERS OF THE YEAR: Benoît Gouez, Moët & Chandon

PORTFOLIO OF THE YEAR AWARD: Kobrand Wine & Spirits

 

BEST IN SHOW

BEST IN SHOW RED, BEST SYRAH

V. Sattui Winery 2015 Syrah, Napa Valley, USA

BEST IN SHOW WHITE, BEST RIESLING

Winemaking Tasmania 2018 Artisan Riesling, Tasmania, Australia

BEST IN SHOW SPARKLING, BEST BLANC DE NOIR

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards NV Blanc de Noir, Carneros, USA

BEST IN SHOW DESSERT WINE, BEST ICE WINE

Inniskillin Niagara Estate 2017 Riesling Icewine, Niagara Peninsula, Canada

 

BEST OF NATION

ARGENTINA: Topografia

AUSTRALIA: Heirloom Vineyards

BULGARIA: Edoardo Miroglio

CANADA: Inniskillin

CHILE: Santa Rita

CZECH REPUBLIC: Vinné Sklepy Lechoviceí

FRANCE: Moët & Chandon

ITALY: Fattoria La Vialla

JAPAN: DASSAI

NEW ZEALAND: Marisco Vineyards

PORTUGAL: Casa Ermelinda Freitas 

SLOVAKIA: Ostrožovič

SOUTH AFRICA: Backsberg Estate Cellars

SPAIN: Bodegas Ysios

 

We congratulate all 2018 BEST IN SHOW & PREMIUM AWARD winners!