There were over sixty-five judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating nearly 6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries for the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Seven Georgia wineries were awarded medals at the competition this year.
Farmers Daughter Vineyard, Winery and Tasting Room located in Thomasville, Georgia was awarded Best in Class medal for wine, namely, Hellraiser, a delicious Blanc Du Bois. The wine continues to be awarded at local and international competitions across the country. They also won a Silver medal for their 2018 Saltwater Gypsy, a blush/rose.
Chateau Elan Winery and Resort located in Braselton, Georgia won gold medals for two of their reserve wines, the 2018 Chardonnay and 2018 Sauvignon Blanc. They also received five silver medals and two bronze medals.
Frogtown Cellars located in Dahlonega, Georgia won a double gold for their 2014 Merger. They were also awarded gold medals for their 2018 Marsanne and 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, along with three silver medals and two bronze medals.
Yonah Mountain Vineyards located in Cleveland, Georgia received a gold medal for their 2017 Pinot Noir. They also received seven silver medals and four bronze medals.
Paradise Hills Winery, Resort and Spa located in Blairsville, Georgia submitted three wines to the competition received a silver and two bronze medals.
Crane Creek Vineyards located in Young Harris, Georgia also received a silver and two bronze medals.
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, GA received three silver and two bronze medals.
Congratulations to these Georgia wineries on winning medals at such a prestigious and competitive event. These wineries continue to raise the bar on the quality of wines produced here in Georgia.
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