2 Gold Medals and a Silver at 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Northern Rhone-style (Nord) or Southern-Rhone style (Sud), it doesn’t matter. They are both Gold medal winners! 2015 Locus Nord and 2015 Locus Sud were both crowned Gold medal winners at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in their categories, Syrah Dominant Blends and Grenache Dominant Bends, respectively. 2016 Locus Rosé won a Silver medal in the Dry Rosé/Blush category.

San Francisco Chronicle wine competition (SFCWC) is the largest competition of American wines in the world. After receiving 6,960 entries from 35 states across the country, SFCWC has once again successfully narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few. You can find a complete list of winners on their website, http://winejudging.com/

SFCWC holds a special place in Locus Wines team’s hearts since it was the first competition where the 2014 Locus Modo Red won an award, which led to further recognition at other competitions and review sites, like Wine Spectator and the Wine Enthusiast.

The award for 2015 Locus Sud is very exciting but it comes at a bittersweet time, where the its inventory is counting down fast to zero. There are about 15 cases left of the 250+ cases produced.

More on Locus Wines’ recognition and awards, visit the Awards & Recognition page.

Locus Wines Score Gold and Bronze at 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

IMG_9829_editedBoth of Locus Wines submissions won awards at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – the largest competition of American wines in the world – announced earlier in the week:

This year’s competition received the highest amount of entries on record for the competition: 7,162 from 28 states. The wines were judged by 65 judges in January (5th through the 8th) and the awards were announced expeditiously afterwards.

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition marks the first public acknowledgement that 2014 Locus Modo Red is not half bad (It is pretty darn good actually). Here is to hoping that this competition represents more nods to the brilliant Locus Modo red, one of the best wines for the price (there may be some bias in that last statement).sfchronwine_logo

Locus Wines Win Big at 2015 Seattle Wine Awards: Double Gold, Gold, Silver….

CaptureLocus Wines won three awards at the 2015 Seattle Wine Awards, announced earlier in the month:

  • The inaugural vintage red, 2012 Locus Syrah from the Stone Tree Vineyard won the DOUBLE GOLD in the $20-$35 Syrah category.
  • The 2014 Locus Semillon from Dineen Vineyards took GOLD honors in the White Bordeaux category.
  • The 2013 Locus Grenache/Syrah blend won SILVER medal in the Rhone style Reds category.

The gold medal winners are going to be celebrated at a special event in September, aptly called 2015 Gold Medal Experience.

These awards come on the tail of other awards from earlier in the year. The last year’s sold out Rosé (2013 Locus Rosé, 50% Mourvedre 50% Cinsault) had won the Bronze medal at the Texsom International Wine Awards.

The official release party for the new vintages (including the “award-winning” 2014 Locus Semillon and the 2013 Locus Grenache/Syrah blend and of course the Double Gold Syrah from 2012) will all be on hand, and a few more at the event. For more details, check out in the invitation for the 2nd Vintage Release Party.