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Winners Announced for 2023 Concours D’Spirits and Concours D’Vin

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172 Medals Awarded in SommCon’s Competition of Domestic and International Wine & Spirits presented by The SOMM Journal

San Diego, CA (September 11, 2023) – SommCon®, a leading conference and trade show for the professional adult beverage industry, is proud to announce the medal award winners of the 2023 Concours d’Vin and Concours d’Spirits presented by The SOMM Journal. The competition was held Sunday, September 10, at Town and Country Resort in San Diego, California.

The Concours series is an impartial competition of domestic and international wine and spirits. Entries to the competition are judged by a jury of renowned palates and leaders in the wine and spirits industry. Silver, Gold, Double Gold medals were awarded with this year’s winners including:

Concours d’Spirits Medal Winners

Double Gold

  • Blue Run High Rye Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, USA
  • Blue Run Emerald Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, USA
  • James Gin Asian Parnsip, UK
  • Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey 1884 Small Batch Whiskey, USA
  • High Noon Lime Tequila Hard Seltzer, USA
  • Rumchata Horchata Con Ron, USA
  • Rancho La Gloria Pink Lemonade Infused Tequila, USA

Gold

  • Blue Run Reflection II Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, USA
  • Romero Distilling Co. Dark Rum, Canada
  • Storyhouse Spirits California Coastal Gin, USA
  • Storyhouse Spirits Straight Rye, USA
  • Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Master Blend Edition Batch 025, USA
  • Familia Camarena Reposado, Mexico
  • Santo Fino Tequila Añejo, Mexico
  • Rancho La Gloria Blanco Tequila, Mexico

Silver

  • Blue Run Reflection I Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, USA
  • Domaine le Cageot 02e VIE, Canada
  • Romero Distilling Co. Amber Rum, Canada
  • Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Uncut/Unfiltered Straight Rye Whiskey Batch 005, USA
  • Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Straight Rye Whiskey, USA
  • Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Single Barrel Rye Whiskey Batch 002, USA
  • Familia Camarena Añejo, Mexico
  • Familia Camarena Silver, Mexico
  • High Noon Grapefruit Tequila Hard Seltzer, USA
  • High Noon Watermelon Vodka Hard Seltzer, USA
  • Pendray’s Distillery Amaro Liqueur, USA
  • Ocean Organic Vodka, USA
  • Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky, India

Concours d’Vin Medal Winners

Double Gold

  • Idi di Marzo 2020 Amarne, Abruzzo, Italy
  • Maison Vevey Albert 2020 Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle, Valle d’Aosta DOP, Italy
  • Tappero Merlo NV Acini Perduti, Italy
  • Giovanetto Azienda Agricola 2017 Nebbiolo, Canavese DOC, Italy
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines 2019 Cuvée PAU, Paso Robles, USA
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines 2022 Wildflower Valdiguié, Arroyo Seco, Monterey, USA
  • LangeTwins 2022 Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg, USA
  • LangeTwins 2021 Fume Blanc, Jahant Woods Vineyard, Jahant, USA
  • Terah Wine Co 2021 Sangiovese, Mokelumne River, USA
  • Terah Wine Co 2022 Falanghina, Clarksburg, USA
  • Mermaid Valley Vineyard 2019 Sea Dog, Ramona Valley, USA
  • Cellar Beast Winehouse 2021 The Dark Angel, Yakima Valley, Washington, USA
  • St. Avalo 2021 Vermentino, Los Olivos District, USA
  • Black Box 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA
  • Barefoot Bubbly NV Extra Dry, California, USA
  • Barefoot Bubbly NV Moscato Spumante, California, USA
  • Barefoot Bubbly NV Sweet Rosé, California, USA
  • Provenance Vineyards 2018 Fortitude Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA
  • Grieve Family Winery 2019 Double Eagle Red Wine, Napa Valley, USA
  • Brecon Estate 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Adelaida, Paso Robles, USA
  • Brecon Estate 2022 True Acacia Head Albariño, San Luis Obispo Coast, USA
  • Wölffer Estate Vineyard 2022 Grandioso Rosé, Long Island, New York, USA
  • Wölffer Estate Vineyard 2020 Fatalis Fatum Red Blend, Long Island, New York
  • Trefethen 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, USA
  • Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard 2021 Cabernet Franc, Virginia, USA
  • Dos Lusíadas 2018 Eleivera Tinto, Douro Valley, Portugal
  • Emblem by Michael Mondavi Family Estate 2021 Chardonnay, Rodgers Creek, Petaluma Gap, USA
  • Emblem by Michael Mondavi Family Estate 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA
  • Carol Shelton 2022 Coquille Blanc, Paso Robles, USA

Gold

  • Hamel Family Wines 2018 Isthmus, Sonoma Valley, USA
  • Hamel Family Wines 2018 Nuns Canyon Vineyard, Moon Mountain District, USA
  • Burtech Family Vineyard 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA
  • Wiens Cellars 2022 Solace, Riverside, USA
  • The Landing 2020 Boathouse Chardonnay, Northland, New Zealand
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines 2021 Tower Road Petite Sirah, Paso Robles, USA
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines 2019 Cuvée St. E, Paso Robles, USA
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines 2022 Bay Mist White Riesling, Arroyo Seco, Monterey, USA
  • Theopolis Vineyards 2020 Petite Sirah, Yorkville Highlands, Mendocino County, USA
  • La Marca 2021 Prosecco Rosé, DOCG, Italy
  • Black Box 2021 Merlot, California, USA
  • Barefoot Cellars NV Pinot Grigio, USA
  • Barefoot Cellars NV White Zinfandel, California, USA
  • Barefoot Fruitscato NV Lemonade, USA
  • Alamos 2021 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Grieve Family Winery 2021 Double Eagle Sauvingnon Blanc, Napa Valley, USA
  • Lloyd Cellars 2022 Chardonnay, Carneros, USA
  • Marques de Casa Concha 2020 Heritage, DO Puento Alto, Chile
  • Thomas George Estates 2017 Chardonnay, Cresta Ridge Vineyard, Russian River Valley, USA
  • Lingua Franca 2021 Avni Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, USA
  • Dominio Del Soto 2019 Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero, Spain
  • Barking Dog 2021 Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, USA
  • Barking Dog 2022 Rosé Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, USA
  • Aveleda 2021 Alvarinho, Vinho Verde, Portugal
  • Messina Hof 2020 Paulo Father & Son Cuvee Tempranillo, Texas High Plains, USA
  • Carol Shelton 2022 Wild Thing Viognier, Central Coast, USA

Silver

  • Casa Baloyán 2019 Merlot, Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
  • Chateau Haut Peyrat 2019 Prelude, AOC Cadillac, Côtes de Bordeaux, France
  • CV 2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, USA
  • CV 2019 Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles, USA
  • Kally 2022 Golden Sparkler Non-Alcoholic, USA
  • Kally 2022 Rosé Sparkler Non-Alcoholic, USA
  • Casa Luigi 2022 Bianco Italian Sparkling White Wine, Piave Province of Treviso, Italy
  • Casa Luigi 2022 Italian Sparkling Rosé Wine, Piave Province of Treviso, Italy
  • Casa Luigi 2022 Hugo Italian Sparkling White Wine Cocktail, Piave Province of Treviso, Italy
  • Casa Luigi 2022 Imperial Italian Sparkling White Wine Cocktail, Piave Province of Treviso, Italy
  • Casa Luigi 2022 Veneziano Italian Sparkling White Wine Cocktail, Piave Province of Treviso, Italy
  • Gershon Bachus Vintners 2017 Astraea GSM, Temecula Valley, USA
  • Gershon Bachus Vintners 2017 Porta Accanto Tempranillo, Temecula Valley, USA
  • VOON 2022 Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills, USA
  • VOON 2021 Pinot Noir, Sta.Rita Hills, USA
  • Stockwell Cellars 2020 Chardonnay, Regan Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
  • Burtech Family Vineyard 2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, USA
  • LXV Wine 2022 Blanc de Sangiovese, Santa Ynez, USA
  • Amabuki I Love Sushi NV Junmai, Saga, USA
  • Wiens Family Cellars 2020 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley, USA
  • Wiens Family Cellars 2020 Kriel Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley, USA
  • The Landing  2022 Boathouse Rosé, Northland, New Zealand
  • Okapi 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, USA
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines 2021 Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, USA
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines 2019 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, USA
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines 2019 Cuvée POM, Paso Robles, USA
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines 2021 Arroyo Vista Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, USA
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines 2022 October Night Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, USA
  • Mermaid Valley Vineyard 2019 Siren’s Song, Ramona Valley, USA
  • Mermaid Valley Vineyard 2019 Merlot, Ramona Valley, USA
  • Mermaid Valley Vineyard 2019 Negrette, Ramona Valley, USA
  • MJA Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino County, USA
  • Serene Cellars 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, USA
  • Cellar Beast Winehouse 2021 Midnight Archer, Red Mountain, USA
  • Cellar Beast Winehouse 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Red Heaven Vineyard, Red Mountain, Washington, USA
  • St. Avalo 2021 Pinot Grigio, Los Olivos District, USA
  • Whitehaven 2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • La Marca NV Prosecco, DOCG, Italy
  • Black Box 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile
  • Black Box NV Red Sangria, USA
  • Black Box 2021 Rosé, California, USA
  • Black Box 2020 Shiraz, California, USA
  • Black Box NV Vibrant & Velvety Red Blend, California, USA
  • Black Box NV Pinot Grigio, USA
  • Barefoot Bubbly NV Brut Cuvée, California, USA
  • Barefoot Bubbly NV Brut Rosé, California, USA
  • Barefoot Cellars NV Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA
  • Barefoot Cellars NV Malbec, USA
  • Barefoot Cellars NV Merlot, California, USA
  • Barefoot Cellars NV Pink Moscato, California, USA
  • Barefoot Cellars NV Pinot Noir, California, USA
  • Barefoot Cellars NV Rich Red Blend, California, USA
  • Barefoot Cellars NV Sauvignon Blanc, California, USA
  • Barefoot Cellars NV White Moscato, California, USA
  • Barefoot Fruitscato NV Strawberry, USA
  • Barefoot Fruitscato NV Pineapple, USA
  • Alamos 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Alamos Selección 2021 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Wölffer Estate Vineyard 2021 The Grapes of Roth Virgin Berry Dry Riesling, Long Island, New York, USA
  • Prescription Vineyards 2021 Chardonnay, Clarksburg, USA
  • Trefethen 2021 Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, USA
  • Bonterra 2020 The McNab, Mendocino County, USA
  • Thomas George Estates 2017 Pinot Noir, Backbone—Baker Ridge, Russian River Valley, USA
  • Thomas George Estates 2017 Chardonnay, Sons & Daughters Ranch, Russian River Valley, USA
  • Smith & Elliott 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, USA
  • Smith & Elliott 2020 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, USA
  • 30 Degrees 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, USA
  • True Oak Estate 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, USA
  • True Oak Estate 2020 Red Wine Blend, Napa Valley, USA
  • True Oak Estate 2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, USA
  • Tournon 2019 Mathilda Shiraz, Victoria/Pyrenees, Australia
  • Tournon 2017 Grenache Shiraz Touriga, Landsborough Vineyard/Pyrenees, Australia
  • Lingua Franca 2021 Avni Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, USA
  • LIngua Franca 2021 Estate Chardonnay, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, USA
  • Lingua Franca 2021 Estate Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, USA
  • Lingua Franca 2021 Bunker Hill Chardonnay, Eola-Amity Hills, USA
  • Lingua Franca 2021 The Plow Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, USA
  • WE KNOW JACK! 2021 Zinfandel, Rockpile, USA
  • MONTE XANIC 2022 Viña Kristel Sauvignon Blanc, Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
  • Barking Dog 2021 White Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, USA
  • Le Vigne Winery 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, USA
  • Le Vigne Winery 2019 Nikiara, Paso Robles, USA
  • Quinta Vale D. Maria 2020 Vinhas Velhas, Douro, Portugal
  • Messina Hof 2021 Gewürztraminer, Texas High Plains, USA
  • Messina Hof 2020 Paulo Cabernet Franc, Texas High Plains, USA
  • The Landing 2021 Chardonnay, Northland, New Zealand
  • The Landing 2020 Syrah, Northland, New Zealand
  • The Landing 2022 Rosé, Northland, New Zealand
  • Twisted Cedar 2020 Zinfandel, Lodi, USA

Judges for this year’s competition include:

  • Annette Alvarez-Peters, Founder, Annette A.P Wine & Spirits Consultant
  • Rick Arline, Director of Wine, Hotel PerLa
  • Xander Brown, Whiskey Educator, Proximo Spirits – Stranahan’s Whiskey
  • Brad Brunson, Sales Representative, Amorim Cork America
  • Anibal Calcagno, Wine Director, Oceans New York
  • Vanessa Cominsky, Wine & Spirits Specialist Prestige Ledroit
  • Will Costello MS, Export Manager, Miller Family Wine Company
  • Maurice DiMarino, Wine & Beverage Manager, Cohn Restaurant Group
  • Tom Fischer, Founder, BourbonBlog.com
  • David Glancy MS, Found and CEO, San Francisco Wine School
  • Haley Guild Moore, Founder, Acquire
  • Tahiirah Habibi, Founder and CEO, The Hue Society
  • Eliza Hoar, Lead Bartender, Noble Experiment/Young Blood
  • Geoff Labitzke MW, Hamel Wines
  • OJ Lima, General Manager, Taste Select Repeat
  • Whitney Pope, Natural Wine Somm, Whit and Wine
  • Lisa Redwine, La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc., Beverage Operations
  • Jesse Rodriguez, National Sales Ambassador, FUTO Estates
  • Erik Segelbaum, Founder & Chief Vinnovation Officer, SOMLYAY + GoodSomm
  • Jackie Summers, CEO, Jack From Brooklyn
  • Spreti Valente, Professional Wine Judge, Consultant and Educator

For more information, high-resolution photos, or to schedule an interview, contact Jenn at jenn@fastforwardevents.com.

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