Results

The 2020 San Francisco INTERNATIONAL WINE Competition in Review

Check out details, trends, and THIS year’s top winners.

 

The 2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition was held at One Market, San Francisco from October 12 through October 27.

VIEW 2020 RESULTS

BEST IN SHOW

BEST IN CLASS

Best Brut
Trump Winery Reserve Brut, Monticello, USA
VINTAGE: 2014      RETAIL PRICE: $80
Best Pinot Gris
Wild Goose Vineyards Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley, Canada
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $17
Best Sauvignon Blanc
Echo Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $19
Best Riesling
Cat Amongst the Pigeons Riesling, Eden Valley, Australia
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $21
Best Viognier
English Newsom Cellars Reserve Viognier, Texas High Plains, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $23
Best Chardonnay
Famille Carabello-Baum Premier Cru "Morgeot" Chardonnay, Chassagne-Montrachet, France
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $71
Best Verdejo • Best Spanish/Argentine/Portuguese White
Oro de Castilla Verdejo, DO Rueda, Spain
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $16
Best Varietal Rosé • Best Rosé
Los Robles Hills Winery LA SPERANZA Private Sangiovese Rosé, Malibu Coast AVA, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $25
Best Rosé Blend
Cass Winery Oasis Estate Grown Rosé, Paso Robles Geneseo District, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $24
Best Saké
HEAVENSAKE Junmai Daiginjo Sake, Yamaguchi, Japan
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $85
Best Tempranillo
The Winery at La Grange Tempranillo, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $60
Best Touring Nacional • Best Spanish/Argetine/Portuguese Red
Adega de Pegões, Portugal
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $15
Best Sangiovese
Pope Valley Winery Estate Sangiovese, Napa Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $36
Best Chianti
Corte Alle Mura Chianti Reserva, DOCG, Italy
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $8
Best Nebbiolo
L.A. Cetto, Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $23
Best Other Italian Red
Messina Hof Winery Reserva Double Barrel Sagrantino, Texas High Plains, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $35
Best Pinot Noir
Baileyana Pinot Noir, Firepeak, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $30
Best Cabernet Sauvignon
7 Vines Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $55
Best Cabernet Franc
Mission Hill Family Estate Terroir Collection Vista's Edge Cabernet Franc, BC VQA, Canada
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $50
Best Merlot
Pedestal Merlot, Columbia Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $65
Best Bordeaux Blend <$25
St. Francis Winery & Vineyard, Sonoma County, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $22
Best Premium Bordeaux Blend >$25
Decendant Red Blend, Washington, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $38
Best Premium Non-Bordeaux Blend >$25
Amador Cellars Farmhouse Red Blend, Shenandoah, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $28
Best Zinfandel
Michael David Winery Earthquake Zinfandel, Lodi, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $26
Best Primitivo
Oak Farm Vineyards Estate Grown Primitivo, Lodi, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $35
Best Mourvèdre
Calabria Family Wines 3 Bridges Mourvèdre, Barossa Valley, Australia
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $25
Best Petite Sirah
Garré Vineyard & Winery Petite Sirah, Livermore Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $32
Best Syrah
Kevin O'Leary Reserve Series Syrah, California, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $25
Best Cabernet Syrah Blend
New Clairvaux Vineyard Abbot's Reserve Fr. Paul Mark Red Blend, California, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $38
Best Ice Wine
Inniskillin Niagara Riesling Ice Wine, Niagara, Canada
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $80
Best Sweet Sparkling (more than 50 g/l)
Allini Asti Spumante, DOCG, Italy
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $5
Best Fortified Wine
New Clairvaux Vineyard Vina Ranch Vino Dulce, Tehama County, USA
VINTAGE:       RETAIL PRICE: $23
Best Cider
Gowan's Heirloom Macintosh Cider, Anderson Valley, USA
VINTAGE:       RETAIL PRICE: $10
Best Honey Wine
Camas Prairie Winery Raspberry Honey Wine, Idaho, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $14