Current Accolades

100 Point Ratings

  • 95 Points Jerry Mead’s NWIWC - Cabernet Franc 2012
  • 92 Points Jerry Mead’s NWIWC - American River Red 2013
  • 91 Points Jerry Mead’s NWIWC - Petite Sirah 2013
  • 90 Points Jerry Mead’s NWIWC - Syrah 2013
  • 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Viognier 2014
  • 92 Points Wine Enthusiast “Editors Choice” - Syrah 2013
  • 90 Points Wine Enthusiast “Editors Choice” - Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • 90 Points Wine Enthusiast “Editors Choice” - Cabernet Franc 2012
  • 90 Points Wine Enthusiast “Editors Choice” - Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  • 90 Points Wine Enthusiast “Cellar Selection” - Petite Sirah 2013
  • 89 Points Wine Enthusiast - Barbera 2013
  • 89 Points Wine Enthusiast - Merlot 2013
  • 88 Points Wine Enthusiast - Zinfandel 2013
  • 88 Points Wine Enthusiast - Chardonnay 2014

2015 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Gold, 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition
  • Gold, 2016 Back Room Gold El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 Alameda County Wine Competition Sauvignon Blanc Summit
  • Silver, 2016 California State Fair Wine Competition
  • Bronze, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition

2014 Chardonnay

  • Four Star Gold, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
  • Gold, 2016 New World International Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 California State Fair Wine Competition “Best of Class of Region”
  • Bronze, 2016 El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition

2014 Viognier

  • Silver, 2016 El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 California State Fair Wine Competition
  • Bronze, 2016 New World International Wine Competition
  • Bronze, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition

2013 Barbera

  • Silver, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition

2013 American River Red

  • Silver, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 New World International Wine Competition
  • Bronze, 2016 TEXSOM International Wine Awards
  • Bronze, 2016 California State Fair Wine Competition

2013 Syrah

  • Gold, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 New World International Wine Competition
  • Bronze, 2016 TEXSOM International Wine Awards
  • Bronze, 2016 El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition
  • Bronze, 2016 California State Fair Wine Competition

2012 Cabernet Franc

  • Gold, (95 Points) 2016 New World International Wine Competition
  • Gold, 2016 El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 California State Fair Wine Competition

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Double Gold, 2016 El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
  • Bronze, 2016 New World International Wine Competition
  • Bronze, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Bronze, 2016 California State Fair Wine Competition

2013 Zinfandel

  • Silver, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
  • Bronze, 2016 California State Fair Wine Competition

2013 Petite Sirah

  • Gold, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
  • Gold, 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 New World International Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition
  • Silver, 2016 California State Fair Wine Competition

2013 Merlot

  • Bronze, 2016 El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition
  • Bronze, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition

2014 Pinot Noir

  • Bronze, 2016 New World International Wine Competition

2013 Nuee Ardente

  • Silver, 2016 New World International Wine Competition

2014 Grenache

  • Silver, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition

2013 Sangiovese

  • Silver, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
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2221 Fruitridge Road, Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-0175   directions
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