Auburn, Calif. – Coming from a region with a rich tradition in winemaking, Placer County Wine Trail wineries have much to celebrate.
For the second year in a row, regional wineries won 50 awards at the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Recognized as the largest competition of American wines in the world, this year’s event received a record 6,417 entries. The competition’s judges included over 80 wine experts within the media, trade, hospitality and education industries.
“Placer County regional wineries are honored to receive recognition in the company of other great American vintners,” says Carol Arnold, CEO of PlacerGROWN.
Placer County 2015 San Francisco Chronicle wine competition winners include:
- Bear River Winery: One silver and one bronze medal
- Ciotti Cellars: Two silver and one bronze medal
- Davis Dean Cellars: Two bronze medals
- Dono dal Cielo: Two silver medals
- Fawnridge Winery: Two silver and four bronze medals
- Le Casque: Three silver and one bronze medal
- Lone Buffalo Vineyards: One silver and one bronze medal
- Mt. Vernon Winery: Two gold, four silver and three bronze medals
- Pescatore Winery: One silver medal
- Popie Wines: One silver and two bronze medals
- Rock Hill Winery: One bronze medal
- Secret Ravine Vineyard & Winery: Two silver and one bronze medal
- Wise Villa Winery: Two double gold, two gold, three silver and five bronze medals
“The accolades achieved at this year’s wine competition are well-deserved,” says Placer County Agricultural Commissioner Josh Huntsinger. “This region’s microclimate, rich soil and dedicated vintners produce world-class wine and we are delighted to be recognized by such a prestigious competition.”
Experience the region’s award-winning artisan wines paired with sweet treats this Valentine’s Day weekend. Placer County has 18 wineries participating in the Valentine’s Sweets and Treats event.