Professional Wine Competition

Wine Awards

In over 40 years of showcasing Sonoma County's agricultural roots and passion for world-class wines, the Harvest Fair Awards are at the epicenter of this event. Awards from the professional wine competition are highly coveted for the prestige they bring to the winners. In fact, the Harvest Fair has become the largest regional wine competition in the United States. Each year the awards given have made a huge difference to countless businesses, and in some cases, put them on the map. Taste all of the award winning wines during the Grand Harvest Tasting. More...

Take Home the Golds

The Wine Country Marketplace will have all of the gold medal winning wines on sale. 5% off each bottle, 10% off 6-11 bottle purchase, 15% off full case purchase (12 bottles). Just a few shorts steps away you can take home your favorites or have them shipped, rather than carry them out. More...

Wine Judges

The wine judging is done through an exacting, highly respected process designed to identify the very best entries each year. So it's no surprise the winning wines are often showered with attention and accolades. Well-known wine judges come to Sonoma County from around the nation, and in some cases, travel from other countries. The blind tastings are carefully controlled, to assure a fair and accurate outcome. More...


2016 Award Winning Wines

J. Rickards Winery - 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley, Croft Vineyard - Blaine Brazil, Winemaker
Sweepstakes Winning White Wine

Russian River Vineyards - 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Horse Ridge Vineyard - Giovanni Balistreri, Winemaker
Sweepstakes Winning Red Wine

Gloria Ferrer - 2007 Royal Cuvee, Carneros - Steve Urberg, Winemaker
Sweepstakes Winning Specialty Wine

Double Golds (unanimous gold by judges) are indicated with an *

2016 Professional Wine Competition Results (PDF - by Medal)

2016 Professional Wine Competition Results (PDF - by Company)

2016 Amateur Wine Awards

Joseph Hansen, Petite Sirah, 2013
2016 Finest Red Amateur Wine

Bob Bennett, Chardonnay, 2013
2016 Finest White Amateur Wine

2015 Award Winning Wines

Trione Vineyards and Winery - 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, River Road Ranch
Sweepstakes Winning White Wine

Matrix Winery - 2013 Pinot Noir Reserve, Russian River Valley, Estate
Sweepstakes Winning Red Wine

Clos du Bois - 2013 Fleur Late Harvest Semillon, Knights Valley, Reserve
Sweepstakes Winning Specialty Wine

2015 Amateur Wine Awards

Steven Wyngard,  NASH Aglianco, 2013
2015 Finest Red Amateur Wine

Jerry Brennan, La Famiglia Cantine Chardonnay, 2014
2015 Finest White Amateur Wine

2014 Award Winning Wines

Balletto Vineyards and Winery, 2013 Russian River Estate Pinot Noir, BCD Vinyeard
Sweepstakes Winning Red Wine and the George Cooke Memorial Award

Selby Winery, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County
Sweepstakes Winning White Wine and the James Guymon Memorial Award

Windsor Vineyards, Blanc de Blanc, Sonoma County
Sweepstakes Winning Specialty Wine and the Mike Lee Memorial Award

2014 Amateur Wine Awards

Steve Pogue- 207 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sweepstakes Winning Red Amateur Wine

Bruce & Linda Hagen- 2013 Gewurztraminer
Sweepstakes Winning White Amateur Wine

2013 Award Winning Wines

Estate 1856 2010 Cabernet Bordeaux Blend
Sweepstakes Winning Red Wine and the George Cooke Memorial Award

Rodney Strong Vineyards 2011 Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay
Sweepstakes Winning White Wine and the James Guymon Memorial Award

Breathless Wines Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine
Sweepstakes Winning Specialty Wine and the Mike Lee Memorial Award

2013 Amateur Wine Awards

Rand Dericco- 2011 Pinot Noir
Sweepstakes Winning Red Amateur Wine

Bruce & Linda Hagen- 2012 Chardonnay
Sweepstakes Winning White Amateur Wine

2012 Award Winning Wines

Angeline- 2011 Sauvignon Blanc - Russian River Valley:
Sweepstakes Winning White Wine and the James Guymon Memorial Award

Pezzi King- 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel - Dry Creek Valley - Row 26
Sweepstakes Winning Red Wine and the George Cooke Memorial Award

Pezzi King- 2010 A Royal Rot Sauvignon Blanc - Dry Creek Valley
Sweepstakes Winning Specialty Wine and the Mike Lee Memorial Award

2011 Award Winning Wines

Kenwood Vineyards - 2010 Pinot Gris - Russian River Valley:
Sweepstakes Winning White Wine and the James Guymon Memorial Award

Wilson Winery - 2009 Zinfandel - Dry Creek Valley - Sawyer
Sweepstakes Winning Red Wine and the George Cooke Memorial Award

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards - 2007 Brut Rose - Carneros
Sweepstakes Winning Specialty Wine and the Mike Lee Memorial Award