Jeff Binney of Fredericksburg’s Grape Creek Vineyards has been chosen, once again, to participate in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition as a judge. The SFCWC is the largest competition of American wines in the world. 2018 marks the 18th anniversary of this prestigeous event, which includes wines from all corners (nearly 7000 entries from 35 states), taking place this January with a public tasting experience in February.
Each year, renowned wine experts from all industries, including trade, media, education and hospitality, come together to evaluate wines and identify those that are truly exceptional. A panel of over 67 judges from across the country will once again bring their knowledge, passion and trained palates to the table to determine this year’s winners in each individual category. Read more about the event on their website.
In 2017, Texas wineries using Texas grapes won more medals — including some of the top awards — than ever before,” said Bob Fraser, SFCWC executive director. Grape Creek Vineyards won 17 awards in last year’s competition, including three coveted Double Golds. Another top honor is the Best of Class category. In 2017, those winners included Brennan Vineyards, Wedding Oak Winery, Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, Perissos Vineyards and Winery, and Messina Hof.