When we say that we are a high-quality vineyard that produces elegant high-altitude wines, you can believe it. Our accolades prove it! With three awards from the one of the most prestigious wine competitions in America, you can trust us when we say our wines are top quality. Don’t believe us? See for yourself!
Background of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Founded in 1983 as the Cloverdale Citrus Fair Wine Competition, this distinguished award ceremony has evolved significantly over its nearly-40-year run. Beginning as a regional wine competition in Sonoma County, this championship of wine-making expanded its boundaries in 2006 to include the entire country after rebranding itself as the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in 2000. In fact, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is now regarded as the largest competition of American Wines in the World.
To give you a sense of the significance of this award ceremony, the competition received over 3,000 wine entries in 2006 — and grew to a staggering 7,164 entries just ten years later in 2016. Significantly, 2016 happens to be both the year that the competition received its highest number of entries ever before and the year that Byrd Vineyard took home three major wins — including a Double Gold Award, no less.
Judged by over 60 wine experts from a variety of industries including media, hospitality and education, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition continues to be a major attraction in the San Francisco Bay Area for everyone from wine-, food-, and event-lovers. The event regularly receives entries from over 28 states, making its awards both competitive and prestigious.
2016 was a huge year for Byrd Vineyard. Our high-altitude vineyard in the Mayacamas Mountains took home three major national awards.
2012 Byrd Vineyard Red Wine
This smooth red wine blend took home a Silver Medal from the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Deep red in color and fruit-forward on the nose, our Red Wine is the perfect wine to pair with anything from a cheese board to a steak dinner. With notes of red and black fruit, wood, and baking spices, this wine finishes with fine tannins and a tangy taste.
2012 Byrd Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Another Silver Medal winner, our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is meant to be enjoyed with a delicious meal surrounded by family and friends. Fruity aromas open slowly in perfect sync while layers of red and black currants reveal flavors of warm spice and sweet vanilla. This bold, full-bodied wine leaves you with a lingering, lengthy finish.
2012 Byrd Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon took home a Double Gold Medal in 2016! Bold and dry with fine tannins, this ruby-colored full-bodied wine is powerful and delicious. Earth notes of tobacco and cedar give the wine depth, and the finish is drawn out and vibrant. Try it with a big, meaty steak to see for yourself why this wine took home a double gold medal!
Estate wine delivered straight to your door
For over a decade, Byrd Vineyard has been bringing you high-quality and elegant wine — at a price that doesn’t break the bank. For even more convenience, we are now offering delivery straight to your door. Check here to see if we deliver to your state!