Wineries In The USA That Are Making Award-winning Wines

29/09/2020 For the sommeliers looking to give a fresh touch to their wine menu, here are the wineries that are making award-winning wines.

It’s important to give a makeover or just a fresh touch to your restaurant’s wine menu on a regular basis. Especially, when you are in the reopening phase after a long pause, it is necessary to put an extra effort into getting more eyes on your shelves. So, here are some of the wineries in the USA that are making award-winning wines. These wines are judged by wine buyers and experts in a way consumers would do.

  1. Mercer Wine

In 1972, the Mercer family planted its first wine grapes in the Horse Heaven Hills. Since then, they have been producing mouth-watering Cabernet Sauvignons and world-class red blends and single varietal wines. The team at this winery gets the luxury of temperature control and immaculate conditions for fermentation. It also offers them the large Prosser facility providing space and efficiency for craftsman-style winemaking.

Mercer Wine Brothers

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Some of their award-winning wines:

  1. Pegasus Estate Winery

The Pegasus Estates Winery is the result of Michael Crowley and Peg’s long and persistent efforts. The winery was born when they found just the right plot of land in Santa Ynez Valley. Since then, they have been producing varietals including Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux-style Red Blend, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rose. Till now, they have made many award-winning wines.

Some of their award-winning wines:

  • 2017 Grenache | Gold Medal Winner at the 2019 USA Wine Ratings

  • 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon | Gold Medal Winner at the 2019 USA Wine Ratings

  • 2017 Chardonnay | Silver Medal Winner at the 2019 USA Wine Ratings

  1. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

(Image source: St. Francis Winery & Vineyards)

The St. Francis Winery & Vineyards reflects the finest mountains and valley vineyards in Sonoma County. Joe Martin established St. Francis Vineyards in 1971. Since then, they have been consistently producing luscious, elegant, and fruit-driven wines. St. Francis is a Certified Sustainable, family-owned winery with many of the award-winning wines.

Some of their award-winning wines:

  • 2017 St. Francis Chardonnay | Best Wine in the Show By Varietal Category at the 2019 USA Wine Ratings, Gold Medal Winner at the 2019 USA Wine Ratings

  • 2016 St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon | Silver Medal Winner at the 2019 USA Wine Ratings

  • 2016 St. Francis Zinfandel | Silver Medal Winner at the 2019 USA Wine Ratings

  1. Luna Vineyards

The Luna Vineyard is based on the traditional processes followed by Italian ancestors. Their winemaking team maintains deep respect for the land, restricting the use of chemicals and fertilizers. Luna has an extensive range of award-winning wines, made with natural fermentation methods, and minimum intervention in the cellar.

Some of their award-winning wines:

  • 2016 Lunatic Red | Gold Medal Winner at the 2019 USA Wine Ratings

  • 2016 Luna Winemakers Reserve | Gold Medal Winner at the 2019 USA Wine Ratings

  1. Rocky Pond Winery

Rocky Pond Winery is inspired by its owners, David and Michelle Dufenhorst’s passion of family, travel, and wine. They produce high-quality wines with the perfect combination of vineyard care, winemaking techniques, and visionary sales strategies. They own three vineyards, Double D Vineyard, Clos Chevalle Vineyard, and Rocky Reach Vineyard from where all these amazing wines come.

Some of their award-winning wines: