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The Livermore Valley Wine Community Wins 201 Awards in the 2024 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


Las Positas Vineyards Wins White Wine Sweepstakes and Four Livermore Valley Wines Were Awarded the Best of Class Distinction

Livermore, CA, January 30, 2024 – The Livermore Valley Wine Community (LVWC) is thrilled to announce that its wineries were awarded 201 medals in the 2024 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest wine competition in North America. Las Positas Vineyards was named the White Wine Sweepstakes Winner for their 2023 Verdelho Livermore Valley CA ($42.00). Additionally, four wines were awarded Best of Class with another 26 winning Double Gold. 

“We’re honored to have our wines recognized by such a prominent industry competition and hope that this only continues to draw wine lovers from the Bay Area and beyond to come visit and taste our award-winning wines,” said Brandi Lombardi, Executive Director for the Livermore Valley Wine Community. “On behalf of the entire Livermore Valley Wine Community, I’d also like to congratulate Las Positas on winning the White Wine Sweepstakes as well as congratulate all of our wineries on such a fantastic showing in the competition.”

Livermore Valley Wine Community awards included: 

  • 1 White Sweepstakes 
  • 4 Best of Class
  • 26 Double Gold
  • 57 Gold
  • 87 Silver
  • 26 Bronze

The wineries that took home awards include 3 Steves Winery, Almost Famous, Arroyo Cellars, Bent Creek Wines, BoaVentura, Charles R Vineyards, Concannon Vineyard, Cuda Ridge Wines, Dante Robere Vineyards, Darcie Kent Vineyards, Del Valle Winery, Favalora Vineyards Winery, Fenestra, GarreVineyard and Winery, JMC Cellars, Las Positas Vineyards, Longevity Winery, McGrail Vineyards, Murrieta’s Well Estate Vineyard, Page Mill Winery, Pruett Farms, Retzlaff, Rios-Lovell Estate Winery, Rosa Fierro Cellars, Wente Vineyards, Wine Without Borders and Wood Family Vineyards. 

The four Best of Class were awarded to:

  1. Almost Famous Wine Company 2021 San Francisco Bay Cabernet Franc (Category: Cab Franc – Up to – $34.99)
  2. Darcie Kent Vineyards 2022 Livermore Valley Chardonnay (Category: Chardonnay – $28.00 – $ 31.99)
  3. Darcie Kent Vineyards 2021 Livermore Valley Petit Verdot (Category: Petit Verdot – Up to – $45.99)
  4. Wine Without Borders 2022 Livermore Valley Primitivo (Category: Primitivo)

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


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.


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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