SOURCE: Contra Costa Winegrowers Association

Contra Costa Winegrowers Association

May 16, 2012 15:12 ET

Contra Costa Winegrowers Association Announces Award-Winners in Contra Costa County Fair Commercial Wine Competition

CONCORD, CA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2012) - The Contra Costa Winegrowers Association today announced the Contra Costa County Fair Commercial Wine Competition award winners. A panel of esteemed judges, including restaurateurs, wine educators, winemakers and members of the wine industry press judged more than 60 wines from a variety of appellations in 21 categories.

"We are excited to announce this year's award-winners, which reflect the wide range of varietals grown in Contra Costa County," said John Viano, Chairman of the Contra Costa Winegrower's Association. "Congratulations to all the participants and winners. We look forward to sharing these fabulous, limited production wines from local winemakers at the upcoming County Fair, which we expect to offer a not-to-be-missed wine-tasting experience."

Wine enthusiasts will be able to sample the award-winning wines at The Contra Costa County Fair, from May 31 to June 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm daily at the Contra Costa Winegrowers Association booth at Sunset Hall. Best of Show wines will only be offered on Saturday, June 2, 2012. The winning wines include:

Best of Show:

  • Bloomfield Vineyards, 2010 Viognier, Contra Costa County, (Gold Medal Winner)
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2010 Le Melange Rose, Contra Costa County (Silver Medal Winner)
  • Parkmon Vineyards, 2008 Sangiovese, Contra Costa County (Gold Medal Winner)

Gold:

  • Cline Cellars, 2010 Cashmere, Contra Costa County
  • Viano Vineyards, 2007 Zinfandel Port, Contra Costa County, Vintage Old Vines
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2009 Cabernet Franc, Contra Costa County
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2009 Meritage, Contra Costa County
  • Parkmon Vineyards, 2008 Petite Verdot, Contra Costa County
  • Rock Wall Wine Company, 2009 Zinfandel Dessert Wine, Contra Costa County
  • Sunce Winery, 2009 Zinfandel, San Francisco Bay

Silver:

  • Bloomfield Vineyards, 2010 Devil's Daughter, Contra Costa County
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2010 Chardonnay, Contra Costa County
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2010 Le Melange Blanc, Contra Costa County
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Contra Costa County
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2010 Viognier, Contra Costa County
  • Carlston Family Vineyards/Crane Terrace, 2007 Syrah, San Francisco Bay
  • Cline Cellars, 2010 Ancient Vine Mourvedre, Contra Costa County
  • Cline Cellars, 2010 Big Break Zinfandel, Contra Costa County
  • Viano Vineyards, 2007 Sandstone Cabernet Sauvignon, Contra Costa County
  • Viano Vineyards, 2009 Sand Rock Hill Zinfandel, Contra Costa County
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2008 Cabernet Franc, Reserve, Contra Costa County
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2009 Tentre, Members Reserve, Contra Costa County
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2010 Grenache Rose, Contra Costa County
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2009 Petite Verdot, Reserve, Contra Costa County
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2009 Petite Sirah, Reserve, Contra Costa County
  • Happy Valley Cellars, 2008 Petite Sirah, Contra Costa County
  • J. Doran Vineyards, 2009 Zinfandel, Contra Costa County
  • Parkmon Vineyards, 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Contra Costa County
  • Parkmon Vineyards, 2008 Carignane, Contra Costa County
  • Parkmon Vineyards, 2008 Petite Sirah, Contra Costa County
  • Parkmon Vineyards, 2008 Syrah, Contra Costa County
  • Parkmon Vineyards, 2009 Sangiovese, Contra Costa County
  • Rock Wall Wine Company, 2010 Montepulciano, Contra Costa County
  • Rock Wall Wine Company, 2009 Zinfandel, Contra Costa County
  • Thomas Coyne Winery, 2008 Mourvedre, Contra Costa County

Bronze:

  • Bloomfield Vineyards, 2010 Chardonnay, Contra Costa County
  • Bloomfield Vineyards, 2006 Syrah, Contra Costa County
  • Carlston Family Vineyards/Crane Terrace, 2009 Chardonnay, San Francisco Bay
  • Viano Vineyards, 2010 Chardonnay, Contra Costa County
  • Viano Vineyards, 2006 Sangiovese, Contra Costa County
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2009 Merlot, Contra Costa County
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Late Harvest, Contra Costa County
  • Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2009 Zinfandel, Contra Costa County
  • Last One Picked, 2007 Petite Sirah, Contra Costa County
  • Last One Picked, 2007 Rhone Style, Contra Costa County
  • Parkmon Vineyards, 2009 Zinfandel Port Style, Contra Costa County
  • Parkmon Vineyards, 2008 Cab Franc Blend, Contra Costa County
  • Parkmon Vineyards, 2009 Pinot Noir, Contra Costa County
  • Sunce Winery, 2007 Syrah, San Francisco Bay
  • Sunce Winery, 2009 Syrah, San Francisco Bay
  • Sunce Winery 2007 CabShiraz, San Francisco Bay
  • Wedl Wine Cellars, 2010 Zinfandel, Contra Costa County

About the Judges
Judges who participated in reviewing the wines and selecting the award-winners included:

  • David Everett, Program Director, Viticulture and Winery Technology, Las Positas College, Livermore, California
  • Chris Sorrenson, Winemaker, Ocassio Winery, Livermore, California
  • Sara Hare, Travel, Food and Wine Writer, Contributor, Diablo Magazine
  • Jessica Yadegaran, Features and Wine Writer/Blogger, Bay Area News Group/Contra Costa Times, Corkheads -- Bottoms Up
  • Scott Clemens, Publisher, Editor, Epicurean Traveler
  • Andi Conte, Certified Sommelier, Wine Buyer, Chow Restaurants
  • Kenneth Young, Wine Educator, Author, Executive Director, Sweet and Fortified Wine Association
  • Deborah Grossman, Food and Wine Journalist for publications including Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, the San Francisco Chronicle

About The Contra Costa Winegrowers Association
The Contra Costa Winegrowers Association is a non-profit organization. It was founded to promote grape growing and wine production throughout the county, firmly establishing Contra Costa County as a premium wine producing region. For more information, visit www.cccwines.com.

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