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Winners of the 10th Annual American Fine Wine Competition

January 31, 2017 Wine/Spirits No Comments
American Fine Wine Competition

Wine lovers gather near, as the results of the 10th Annual American Fine Wine Competition have been released. This annual competition brings together wines from over 230 wineries across the United Chance to vie for the title for Best of Show. 24 of the hottest names from South Florida in the wine industry gathered together at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management on January 15 & 16 and after tasting 850 wines, they determined the winners of this year’s American Fine Wine Competition.

Results of the 2017 American Fine Wine Competition


Best of Show Red – ’13 Baldacci Family, Cabernet Sauvignon “Ruppert”, Napa      $125

Best of Show White – ’15 Chehalem Vineyards,  Gruner Veltliner, Ribbon Ridge, OR   $24

Best of Show Sparkling – NV Mumm Napa, “Santana” Brut, Napa (also Best Of in 2015)   $50

Best of Show Dessert – ’11 John Anthony Vyds Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Napa   $65


Cabernet Franc – Vinoce Vineyards, Mt. Veeder, 2013 – $75
Chardonnay – Mi Sueno Winery, Sonoma Mountain, 2013 – $54
Dry Rosé – Sonoma Mountain, 2013 – $24
Grenache – Oak Farm Vineyards, 2015 – $27
Malbec – Kestrel Vintners, Malbec, 2013 – $45
Merlot – Tenor Wines, Columbia Vly, 2013 – $58
Other Red Blend – Maldonado Family Vineyards, Proprietary Red, 2013 – $38
Petite Syrah – Robert Biale Vineyards, “E.B.A.,” 2013 – $75
Pinot Noir – Benovia Winery, Tilton Hill, 2014 – $60
Red Bordeaux Style Blend – Alpha Omega, Proprietary Red Wine, 2013 – $98
Riesling – Glenora Wine Cellars, Riesling, 2015 – $15
Sangiovese – Luna Vineyards, Sangiovese “Classico,” 2014 – $42
Sauvignon Blanc – Marston Family Vineyard, “Albion,” 2014 – $50
Syrah – VIE, Las Madres Vineyard, 2013 – $49
Zinfandel – Jeff Cohn Cellars, Cassata Vineyard, Sonoma, 2013 – $42

For the full list of results, visit American Fine Wine Competition online. 

The wines entered into the competition will be featured at the 10th Annual AFWI Charity Wine Gala, taking place on Saturday, April 29 at DCOTA, located at 1855 Griffin Road in Dania Beach. The gala will feature a sparkling reception, the wine walk, winery tasting rooms, dinner (with over 800 wines being poured), a live auction, silent auctions, live entertainment – and proceeds will go to benefit The Dolphins Cancer Challenge.

For more info call 561.504.0206 or visit The American Fine Wine Competition online. 

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