Per Entry Fee - $75.00 (online entry) $85.00 (paper entry)
Award recipients will be notified within 5 working days of the last day of the competition.
Gold medals are approximately 2" in diameter and weigh about 1.5 ounces. They are attractively engraved with the wine competition logo and award designation and are not year-specific. Please note that wines receiving a silver or bronze medal designation will have access to download a pdf certificate for Achievement in Winemaking in recognition of this award in lieu of an actual medal. Pdfs will be available on this website after medal announcements.
Medals typically take six weeks to produce and are mailed as soon as available.
Jul 14,2020 12:00am - Jul 15,2020 11:59pm
Celebrating Northern California’s best of the best! What’s at stake? Prestige and bragging rights to see who’s the best in Northern California’s premier wine growing region.
Only wines from select California North Coast AVAs can participate, only Gold Medals and above are published in The Press Democrat, Spirited magazine and online and only Gold Medal winners will be announced with judging notes as well.
This is a regional competition that ONLY rates wines exclusively produced and bottled in Northern California's premier winegrowing region to determine which wines are considered the Best of the Best. Eligibility includes wines made in these California North Coast AVAs:
- Lake County
- Mendocino County
- Napa County
- Sonoma County
- Marin County
- Portions of Solano County
This includes any bottled wine labeled with these AVAs as their main source of grapes and whose winery is in California.
2020 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
C/O Wine Country Shipping
7686 Bell Road
Windsor, CA 95492
Please ship four (4) 750 ml bottles (or equivalent) per wine entry.
Clearly mark boxes on all sides for "(Name of) Wine Competition Entry". Indicate box 1 of 2, 2 of 2, etc. to ensure entire shipment is received.