2024 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Entry Deadline: December 28, 2023
Categories: Wine Competitions
2024 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Venue / Location

Cloverdale, CA

General Information

Judging – January 16-19, 2024

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)

Entry Fees

Per Entry Fee – $80.00 online/offline (paper) from 10/2/2023 to 11/22/2023
Per Entry Fee – $105.00 online/offline (paper) from 11/23/2023 to 12/23/2023

Required: $30.00 per brand administrative fee (helps offset plaque costs)

Shipping Address / Drop Off Location

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Cloverdale Citrus Fair
1 Citrus Fair Drive
Cloverdale, CA 95425

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)

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