Judging – January 17-20, 2023
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is currently the largest wine competition in North America.
All bonded wineries in the United States, Canada and Mexico are eligible to enter the wine competition. No entries from wines grown or produced outside of North America are eligible to enter. Professional wine judges are sourced throughout North America. A major advantage to wineries entering the SFCWC is the vast recognition and outreach of the winning wines including the published wine award special section of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper.
The SFCWC is one of the few wine competitions that produce award winning plaques for silver and above for tasting rooms and winery outreach programs.
Division I – Sparkling
Division II – White Wines
Division III – Blush/Rose/Orange Wines
Division IV – Red Wines
Division V – Specialty Wines
Division VII – Packaging (send 1 bottle or label)
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Cloverdale Citrus Fair
1 Citrus Fair Drive
Cloverdale, CA 95425
Ship one label or one additional bottle for wine label contest. Entry fees are the same as a wine entry. Label entries must be entered on Enofile. Put wine labels in a marked envelope if sending with your wine entry.
Receiving times for hand delivery or shipping are M – F, 9 to 12 and from 1-4. Closed during the noon hour. No deliveries will be accepted on Saturday, Sunday or Holidays.
An official entry shall consist of one of the following:
1. Four(4) 750 mL, 375 mL or 500 mL bottles
2. Three (3) 1 L bottles or 1.5 L bottles
3. Two (2) 3 L or 5 L boxes
4. Eight (8) cans
5. One (1) label or one bottle for wine for Label Competition. (Must enter wine label additionally in wine label category and pay the corresponding entry fee)
Every year the San Francisco Chronicle publishes an Official Winners Guide and hosts the results on SFGATE.com.
All winners advertise their wins and increase the awareness and sales of your wines.
Award plaques will be awarded to wineries if they received a silver or higher award.