Tasting Gold in Calaveras Wine Country - 2021 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

Updated: Mar 11



The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the biggest in the world. Starting out as the Cloverdale Citrus Fair in 1983 with only 45 entries from 15 wineries, it has grown to over 5,700 entries this year from over 1,000 wineries. With 48 professional judges overseeing the competition, it includes the most extensive list of winners across all categories. Even with the numerous entries only a select few can win. 


We like to call Calaveras Wine Country a "wine-lovers best-kept secret", but with many of our wineries being recognized nationally, the secret is getting harder to keep. 

So, here’s where you can sip and buy Calaveras Wine Country’s award winning wines:


Aloria Vineyards

2018 Malbec - Calaveras County - Double Gold

2019 Divinity - Calaveras County - Gold


Black Sheep Winery

2017 Zinfandel - Amador County - Gold

2017 Zinfandel - Calaveras County - Gold


Ironstone Vineyards

2019 Merlot - Lodi - Gold

Obsession 2019 Symphony - California - Gold


Milliaire Winery

2018 Merlot - Calaveras County - Gold


Val du Vino Winery

2016 Petite Sirah - Calaveras County- Gold


Villa Vallecito Vineyards

2018 Payaso - Calaveras County - Gold

2017 Barbera - Calaveras County - Gold

2018 Sagrantino - Calaveras County - Gold


Vina Moda

2018 Merlot - Sierra Foothills - Gold


Where to find all award winners

Not everyone can win gold every year, but silver and bronze in a competition this big is an honor. Here's where to find other awesome award winners from this year's competition:


Aloria Vineyards - 2016 Calaveras County Syrah Forte - $22.00 Bronze

Aloria Vineyards - 2018 Calaveras County Malbec - $28.00 Double Gold

Aloria Vineyards - 2019 Calaveras County Divinity - $36.00 Gold

Aloria Vineyards - 2017 Calaveras County Syrah - $36.00 Silver

Aloria Vineyards - 2019 Calaveras County Sparkling Syrah Rose - $36.00 Silver

Aloria Vineyards - 2017 Calaveras County Shirazzy - $36.00 Silver

Black Sheep Winery - 2017 Calaveras County Cinsaut - $24.00 Bronze

Black Sheep Winery - 2017 Amador County Zinfandel - $22.00 Gold

Black Sheep Winery - 2017 Calaveras County Zinfandel - $22.00 Gold

Black Sheep Winery - 2017 Calaveras Cabernet Sauvignon - $24.00 Silver

Black Sheep Winery - 2017 Amador County Shiraz - $18.00 Silver

Frog's Tooth Winery - 2017 Sierra Foothills Syrah - $36.00 Bronze

Frog's Tooth Winery - 2017 Sierra Foothills Mourvedre - $36.00 Bronze

Frog's Tooth Winery - 2018 Sierra Foothills Pink Diamonds - $42.00 Bronze

Frog's Tooth Winery - 2017 Sierra Foothills Serendipity - $34.00 Bronze

Frog's Tooth Winery - 2017 Sierra Foothills Cabernet Sauvignon - $40.00 Silver

Frog's Tooth Winery - 2018 Sierra Foothills Merlot - $32.00 Silver

Frog's Tooth Winery - 2017 Sierra Foothills Malbec - $37.00 Silver

Hovey Winery - 2019 Tuolumne County Rosato di Sangiovese - $20.00 Bronze

Hovey Winery - 2018 Calaveras County Viognier - $22.00 Silver

Hovey Winery - 2018 Calaveras County Syrah - $32.00 Silver

Ironstone Vineyards - 2019 Lodi Merlot - $14.00 Gold

Ironstone Vineyards - 2019 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon - $14.00 Silver

Ironstone Vineyards - 2018 Sierra Foothills Chardonnay - $18.00 Silver

Jazz Cellars - 2018 Santa Lucia Highlands Grenache - $36.00 Bronze

Jazz Cellars - 2019 Calaveras County Grenache Rose - $24.00 Bronze

Jazz Cellars - 2018 Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah - $39.99 Silver

Milliaire Winery - 2019 Santa Barbara County Gewurztraminer - $22.00 Bronze

Milliaire Winery - 2018 Calaveras County Merlot - $28.00 Gold

Milliaire Winery - 2017 Calaveras County Zinfandel - $28.00 Silver

Milliaire Winery - 2017 Calaveras County Malbec - $26.00 Silver

Milliaire Winery - 2017 Calaveras County Touriga - $26.00 Silver

Milliaire Winery - 2017 Calaveras County Zinfandel - $28.00 Silver

Milliaire Winery - 2018 Sierra Foothills Zinfandel - $28.00 Silver

Obsession Wines - 2019 California Symphony - $14.00 Gold

Val du Vino Winery - 2016 Calaveras County Petite Sirah - $36.00 Gold

Val du Vino Winery - 2017 Amador County Barbera - $32.00 Silver

Val du Vino Winery - 2017 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir - $36.00 Silver

Val du Vino Winery - 2016 Calaveras County Merlot - $36.00 Silver

Val du Vino Winery - 2017 Calaveras County Cabernet Franc - $36.00 Silver

Villa Vallecito Vineyards - 2017 Calaveras County Syrah - $40.00 Bronze

Villa Vallecito Vineyards - 2016 Calaveras County Barbera - $42.00 Bronze

Villa Vallecito Vineyards - 2018 Calaveras County Chardonnay - $30.00 Bronze

Villa Vallecito Vineyards - 2018 Calaveras County Grenache - $42.00 Bronze

Villa Vallecito Vineyards - 2018 Calaveras County Payaso - $40.00 Gold

Villa Vallecito Vineyards - 2017 Calaveras County Barbera - $40.00 Gold

Villa Vallecito Vineyards - 2018 Calaveras County Sagrantino - $70.00 Gold

Villa Vallecito Vineyards - 2017 Calaveras County Grenache - $44.00 Silver

Villa Vallecito Vineyards - 2018 Calaveras County Syrah - $40.00 Silver

Villa Vallecito Vineyards - 2018 Calaveras County Cabernet Sauvignon - $40.00 Silver

Villa Vallecito Vineyards - 2017 Calaveras County Sagrantino - $80.00 Silver

Vina Moda - 2018 Sierra Foothills Tempranillo - $44.00 Bronze

Vina Moda - 2018 Stanislaus County Phoenix - $36.00 Bronze

Vina Moda - 2018 Sierra Foothills Barbera - $36.00 Bronze

Vina Moda - 2019 Sierra Foothills Sierra Rose - $26.00 Bronze

Vina Moda - 2018 Sierra Foothills Vinas - $36.00 Bronze

Vina Moda - 2018 Sierra Foothills Cabernet Sauvignon - $48.00 Bronze

Vina Moda - 2018 Sierra Foothills Merlot - $32.00 Gold

Vina Moda - 2018 Sierra Foothills Grenache - $38.00 Silver

Vina Moda - 2018 Sierra Foothills Syrah - $36.00 Silver

Vina Moda - 2018 Sierra Foothills Petite Sirah - $42.00 Silver


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