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The Livermore Valley Wine Community Wins 174 Awards in the 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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Eight Livermore Valley Wines Were Awarded the Best of Class Distinction

Livermore, CA, February 6, 2023 – The Livermore Valley Wine Community (LVWC) is thrilled to announce that its wineries were awarded 174 medals in the 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest wine competition in North America. Eight were awarded Best of Class with another 20 winning Double Gold. 

“As our region continues to grow in popularity, we’re honored to have our wines recognized by such a prominent industry competition,” said Brandi Lombardi, Executive Director for the Livermore Valley Wine Community. “We hope this helps peak the interest of wine lovers to come visit and taste our award-winning wines.” 

Livermore Valley Wine Community awards included: 

  • 8 Best of Class
  • 20 Double Gold
  • 51 Gold
  • 71 Silver
  • 24 Bronze

The eight Best of Class were awarded to:

  1. Almost Famous Wine Company 2022 San Francisco Bay “Wine Without Borders” Albarino (Category: Albarino)
  2. Concannon Vineyard 2019 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Category: Cabernet Sauvignon – $42.00 – $44.99) 
  3. Dante Robere Vineyards California Paradiso (Category: Red Blend: Tempranillo leading blend) 
  4. Dante Robere Vineyards 2020 Livermore Valley Estate Syrah (Category: Syrah/Shiraz – $40.00 – $49.99) 
  5. Darcie Kent Vineyards California Red Blend (Category: Red Blend – Pinot Noir leading blend)
  6. Las Positas Vineyards 2021 Livermore Valley Dry Rose (Category: Dry Rose (Blend))
  7. McGrail Vineyards 2019 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Category: Cabernet Sauvignon – $45.00 – $49.99)
  8. Wood Family Vineyards 2022 Livermore Valley “Pink Pearl” Rose (Category: Dry Rose)

For more information about LVWC, please visit www.LVwine.org.

ABOUT LIVERMORE VALLEY WINE COMMUNITY

The Livermore Valley Wine Community is a 501(c)6 organization that supports the wineries, growers and members in the Livermore Valley American Viticultural Area through educational and marketing programs. For more information, please visit www.LVwine.org.

ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is currently the largest wine competition in North America.  All bonded wineries in the United States, Canada, and Mexico are eligible to enter the wine competition. No entries from wines grown or produced outside of North America are eligible to enter. Professional wine judges are sourced throughout the major wine regions in North America to offer diversity of expertise to each judging panel. A major advantage to wineries entering the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the vast recognition and outreach of the award-winning wines including the published wine award special section of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper.

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