More that 5,800 wines were evaluated by 48 judges over three days.
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest in North America and one of the most influential commercial competitions of American wine.
Several North Carolina wineries won medals in the 2022 competition. The list of winners include JOLO Winery and Vineyards, Biltmore Estate Winery, RayLen Vineyards and Winery, Junius Lindsay Vineyards, Raffaldini Vineyards, and Sanctuary Vineyards.
JOLO Winery and Vineyards won a total of 10 medals. Gold for the NV Jolotage Reserve, Gold for the 2021 Pink, and Gold for Muddy Paws. JOLO also won six silver medals and one bronze medal.
Biltmore Estate Winery brought home six medals. Gold – 2020 North Carolina Estate Róse and Gold for the 2020 Estate Sauvignon Blanc. Add to that four silver medals for the Non-Vintage Brut, the 2020 American Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2019 American Pinot Noir, and the 2020 American Red Blend.
Junius Lindsay Vineyard won gold for the 2020 Rosé Sparkling and a bronze for the NV Party Line Red Blend.
Raffaldini Vineyards won four medals. Gold for the 2019 Grand Riserva Red Blend and Silver for the 2019 Sangiovese Classico.
Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg won three silver and one bronze. Silver for the 2019 Coastal Collage Red Blend, Silver for the 2020 White Sand White Blend, and a Silver for the 2019 Shipwreck Red Blend.
RayLen Vineyards took home six medals. Gold for the 2020 Category 5, Silver Medals for the 2020 Cab Franc, 2020 Barrel Chardonnay, and the red blend 2020 Carolinius, plus a bronze for the 2020 Reserve Petit Verdot.
Another excellent showing from North Carolina winemakers.
Keep raising that bar! Here’s to all the North Carolina winning wines and winemakers! 🍷🍷
Full list medals awarded can be viewed at this link. ➡️ 2022 San Francisco Wine Competition