2017 overview

The 37th San Francisco International Wine Competition was held June 29 through July 2, 2017, during which 58 judges tasted over 4,300 wines. With entries from more than 30 countries around the world, the 2017 SFIWC was truly a global competition. Below you will find a list of the winners of the top honors bestowed by the our distinguished Competition judges.

 

2017 PREMIUM AWARDS

THE TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE WINERY OF THE YEAR: Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville, CA

ANDRÉ TCHELISTCHEFF WINEMAKERS OF THE YEAR: Derek Wilber and Zach Pegram, Swedish Hill Winery

PORTFOLIO OF THE YEAR AWARD: Deutsch Family Wines & Spirits

 

BEST IN SHOW

BEST IN SHOW RED, BEST RHÔNE VARIETAL, BEST MOURVÈDRE (MATARÓ)

Jeff Runquist Wines 2015 Mataró, R Three Way Vineyard Paso Robles, USA

BEST IN SHOW WHITE, BEST OTHER WHITE VARIETAL

Pearmund Cellars 2016 Petit Manseng South River Vineyard, Monticello, USA

BEST IN SHOW SPARKLING, BEST BRUT

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards 2008 Royal Cuvée, First Pressing, Late Disgorged, Carneros, USA

BEST IN SHOW DESSERT WINE, BEST FORTIFIED WINE, BEST PORT

Kopke 1967 Colheita Port, Porto DOC, Portugal

 

BEST OF NATION

ARGENTINA: Trapiche

AUSTRALIA: Wolf Blass Wines

BRAZIL: Cave Geisse

BULGARIA: Katarzyna Estate

CANADA: Inniskillin

CHILE: Luis Felipe Edwards

CZECH REPUBLIC: Vican Rodinné Vinařství

FRANCE: Champagne COLLET

ITALY: Azienda Agricola Durin

HUNGARY: Mad Wine Kft

JAPAN: Ippin

MEXICO: Monte Xanic

NEW ZEALAND: Mt. Beautiful

PORTUGAL: Kopke

SOUTH AFRICA: Perdeberg Winery

SPAIN: Malaparte

TURKEY: Kavaklidere

 

We congratulate all 2017 BEST IN SHOW & PREMIUM AWARD winners! For a full list of Top Awards, please click here