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Winners Announced for the Harvest Challenge 2017

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Santa Rosa, Calif., November 16, 2017. Results are in for the Harvest Challenge 2017 (HC), a contest judged by leading wine industry professionals judging wines based on terroir. This year’s choice for Best of Show was given to the 2015 Estate Reserve Zinfandel from Pezzi King Vineyards.

Owned and operated by Wine Competitions Management & Productions, the judging took place November 14-15, 2017 in Sonoma County, California. More than 1,025 wines were entered in the competition. Judges awarded a total of 54 Best of Class designations, 24 Best of AVAs, 37 Double Gold medals, and 145 Gold medals.

Best of Show winners are listed as follows:

  • Red Wine: 2015 Estate Reserve Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Pezzi King Vineyards
  • White Wine: 2016 Estate Cuvee Blanc, Sonoma Valley, St. Francis Wnery & Vineyards
  • Rosé Wine: 2016 Rosé of Syrah, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District, Fortunati Vineyards
  • Sparkling Wine: 2010 Anniversary Cuvee, Carneros, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
  • Dessert Wine/Late Harvest: 2016 Reisling, Columbia Valley, Pacific Oasis Winery

Best of AVAs winners are listed as follows:

  • Alexander Valley: 2016 Zinfandel, Alexander Valley, La Storia
  • Australia: 2015 St. Andrews Shiraz, Claire Valley, Wakefield Taylors Wines
  • Carneros: 2010 Anniversary Cuvee, Carneros, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
  • Central Coast: 2016 October Night Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
  • Columbia Valley: 2016 Reisling, Columbia Valley, Pacific Oasis Winery
  • Dry Creek Valley: 2015 Estate Reserve Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Pezzi King Vineyards
  • France: 2015 Rouge, Bergerac AOC, France, Les Fiefs De Cyrano
  • Georgia: 2016 Heartbreaker, Georgia, Farmer’s Daughter Vineyards
  • Lake County: 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Asbill Valley, Six Sigma Ranch, Vineyards & Winery
  • Lodi: 2015 Lodi Zinfandel, Lodi, Cline Cellars
  • Maryland: 2015 Red Wine, Maryland, Great Frogs
  • Mendocino County: 2015 Petite Syrah Port, Redwood Valley, Powicana Farm
  • Monterey County: 2016 Wildflower Valdiguie, Monterey, J. Lohr Estates
  • Napa County: 2016 Rosé of Syrah, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District, Fortunati Vineyards
  • Paso Robles: 2015 South Ridge Syrah, Paso Robles, J. Lohr Estates
  • Russian River Valley: 2014 Bacchi Vineyard Zinfandel, Russian River, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
  • Sierra Foothills: 2015 Old Vine Zinfandel, Shenandoah Valley (Amador), Batia Vineyards
  • Sonoma County: 2014 Sonoma County Merlot, Sonoma County, Rodney Strong Vineyards
  • Sonoma Valley: 2016 Estate Cuvee Blanc, Sonoma Valley, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
  • Temecula: 2014 Tempranillo, Temecula Valley, Van Roekel Estate
  • Virginia: 2015 Petite Verdot, Middleburg AVA, Loudoun County, Casanel Vineyards & Winery

All medal winners will be posted at winecompetitions.com and EnofileOnline.com.

About Wine Competitions Management & Production (WCMP)

This organization owns and operates six different competitions including West Coast Wine Competition, International Eastern Wine Competition, East Meets West, International Women’s Wine Competition, Harvest Challenge, and the Craft Distillers Spirits Competition. It also manages The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge, and Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition.

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