March 15, 2019
June 30, 2019
July 21-22, 2019
Competing with 402 other entrants, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards of Sonoma Valley has won the title – Winery of the Year. With 11 medals for its different varietals entered into the competition, the winery completely stole the show. Winery of the Year was presented to this winery on September 5 at 2018 USA Wine Ratings Competition which held in San Francisco on July 23-24, 2018.
All 7 varietals entered by this winery received medals, four Gold Medals, one Silver Medal and two Bronze Medals. In addition to this, four special awards were given to the winery which only added to the prestige of this winery.
Joe Martin established the St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in 1971. He very much admired the mountains and valley vineyards in Sonoma County which made him start the winery over there. Today, the new generation winemaker Chris Louton along with Katie Madigan continues the tradition of elegant and fruit driven wines from grapes of Sonoma County. This Certified Sustainable family-owned winery farms in 380 acres of estate vineyards in Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley. The bell tower of this winery has a 1,000-pound bronze bell made by Marinelli Foundry in Italy.
Reserve Merlot – Gold Medal
Reserve Zinfandel – Gold Medal
Merlot – Gold Medal
Chardonnay – Gold Medal
Pinot Noir – Silver Medal
Sauvignon Blanc – Bronze Medal
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – Bronze Medal
Reserve Merlot – Wine of the Year
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards – Winery of the Year
Reserve Merlot – Best in Show by Varietal
Reserve Merlot – Best Wine of the Year by Quality