Results

The 2021 San Francisco INTERNATIONAL WINE Competition in Review

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

 

The 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition was held at One Market, San Francisco from November 15 through November 19.

VIEW 2021 RESULTS

BEST IN CLASS

Best Spanish, Argentine,Portuguese White • Best in Show White Wine
Pardevalles Alberin, D.O. Leon, Spain
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $13
Best Other Italian Red • Best in Show Red Wine
Jeff Runquist Wines French Camp Vineyard Lagrein, Paso Robles, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $30
Best Blanc de Blancs • Best in Show Sparkling Wine
Wolf Mountain Vineyards Méthode Champenoise Blanc de Blancs Brut, Dahlonega Plateau, USA
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $36
Best Tawny Port-Style • Best Fortified Wine • Best in Show Dessert Wine
Mazuran's Vineyard Oak Aged Royal 30 Year Old Tawny Port-Style, Auckland, New Zealand
VINTAGE:       RETAIL PRICE:
Best Prosecco
La Marca Luminore Prosecco, DOC
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $33
Best Sparkling Rosé
Scotto Family Wines Brut Rosé, California, USA
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $15
Best Chardonnay
Trentadue Winery La Storia Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $28
Best Chardonnay Blend
Paddy Borthwick Paper Road White Blend, Wairarapa, New Zealand
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $23
Best Sauvignon Blanc
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $20
Best Chenin Blanc
Maryhill Winery Proprietor's Reserve Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $28
Best Riesling
Cellardoor Winery Riesling, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $17
Best Viognier
L.A. Cetto Viognier, Valle de Guadelupe, Mexico
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $23
Best Other White Rhône Varietal
Bethel Rd. Winery CCOF Grenache Blanc, Templeton Gap, Paso Robles, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $30
Best Pinto Grigio
Sand Point Family Pinot Grigio, California, USA
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $12
Best Italian White Varietal
MandraRossa Costadune Grillo, Sicilia DOC, Italy
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $12
Best Hybrid White Blend
Dancing Dragonfly Winery Calypso White Blend, USA
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $21
Best Sake
Brooklyn Kura Greenwood Kimoto Nama Chozo Sake, USA
VINTAGE: 2021      RETAIL PRICE: $45
Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Brecon Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $82
Best Cabernet/Syrah Blend
Francis Ford Coppola Eleanor Cabernet Syrah, Napa County & Sonoma County, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $80
Best Premium Bordeaux Blend
Thumprint Cellars Three Some. Premium Bordeaux Blend, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $52
Best Premium Non-Bordeaux Blend
Wolf Mountain Vineyards Estate Grown Claret, Dahlonega, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $48
Best Merlot
Perucci Family Vineyard Regan Vineyard Merlot, Santa Cruz
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $38
Best Malbec
Cellardoor Winery Malbec, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $25
Best Zinfandel
V. Sattui Winery Pilgrim Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $40
Best Primitivo
Garré Vineyard & Winery Primitivo, Livermore Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $34
Best Petite Sirah
Miro Cellars Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $28
Best Shiraz
Zonte's Footstep Age of Enlightenment Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $56
Best Red Rhône Blend
Brecon Estate Haggis Basher Red, Paso Robles, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $82
Best Pinot Noir
El Pino Club Sea Floored Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $60
Best Sangiovese
Garré Vineyard & Winery Sangiovese, Livermore Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $32
Best Tempranillo
Bodegas Arcano Tempranillo, Ribera Del Duero, Spain
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $20
Best Spanish, Portuguese, Argentine Red
Helwig Winery Graciano, Shenandoah Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $30
Best Rosé Blend
Once & Well Frankie's Garden Rosé, Margaret River, Australia
VINTAGE: 2021      RETAIL PRICE: $20
Best Rosé • Best Varietal Rosé
Inniskillin Reserve Cabernet Franc Rosé, Niagara Peninsula, Canada
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $21
Best Varietal Blush Wine
Risata Pink Moscato, Provincia di Pavia, Italy
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $15
Best Ice Wine
Inniskillin Riesling Ice Wine, Niagara, Canada
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $80
Best Ruby Port-Style
Grape Creek Vineyard Port-Style, Texas, USA
VINTAGE:       RETAIL PRICE: $38
Best Fruit Wine
WineHaven Winery and Vineyard Raspberry Wine, Minnesota, USA
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $18