The 36th Annual San Francisco International Wine Competition took place at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco from June 9-12, 2016. 4,618 wines were blind tasted by over 50 of the wine industry’s top experts.
The SFIWC is pleased to present the Top Awards from this year’s competition.
The Tasting Panel Magazine Winery of the Year: J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
André Tchelistcheff Winemakers of the Year: Mike Crumly, VP of Production; Bob Iantosca, Executive Winemaker; and Steve Urberg, Winemaker from Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
Portfolio of the Year: Constellation Brands
Other Top Awards include the following Best in Show awards:
Best in Show Red • Best Pinot Noir
Crū 2014 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, USA
Best In Show White • Best White Rhône Varietal
McPherson Cellars 2015 Piquepoul Blanc, Timmons Ranch, Texas, USA
Best in Show Sparkling • Best Blanc de Noir
Gloria Ferrer Winery NV Blanc de Noirs, Carneros, Sonoma
Best in Show Dessert • Best Port
Kopke 1957 Colheita Port, Porto DOC, Portugal
For a complete list of top awards, including Best of Class awards, please click here.
For the complete list of 2016 medal winners, please click here.
The San Francisco International Wine Competitions congratulates all medal winners, especially the Double Gold and Top Award winners!
Please find our 2016 press release here.