Terlato Wines Captures Sweepstakes Prize, Best in Class & Multiple Double Golds in 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Lake Bluff, Ill.

The San Francisco Chronicles’ Annual Wine Competition is the world’s largest American Wine competition and includes a field of 5,500 wines from all over the United States. The judging panel is made up of 60 accomplished and influential wine journalists, professors, and educators of enology, winemakers and sommeliers from all over the country.

We are pleased to announce that Terlato Wines received a total of 40 top honors! From the Sweepstakes Prize to Best in Class, Double Gold, Gold, and Silver, these accolades are a testimonial to Terlato Wines’ commitment to making and selling world class wines.

2010 Terlato Family Vineyards Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley received two honors:

  • Sweepstakes Winner: best red wine of all red wines entered in the competition
  • Best in Class of all Pinot Noirs entered

When the Terlato family started producing wine 17 years ago, their goal was to make wines that would stand shoulder to shoulder with the finest wines in the world. The accolades awarded to these wines are a testament to the Terlato family’s perseverance, commitment and single-minded focus on quality. Congratulations to our winemakers and winery teams for their commitment to making important wines!

Best in Class of all Bordeaux Blends

  • 2009 Chimney Rock Elevage Stags Leap District

Double Gold

  • 2009 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
  • 2009 Rutherford Hill Merlot Napa Valley


  • 2009 Terlato Family Vineyards Block 9 Syrah Dry Creek Valley
  • 2010 Mike Ditka THE ICON Cabernet Sauvignon California
  • 2010 Luke Donald Claret Napa Valley
  • 2010 Hanna Bismark Mountain Zinfandel Sonoma Valley
  • 2009 Markham Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
  • Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend


  • 2010 Alderbrook Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
  • 2011 Greystone Sauvignon Blanc California
  • 2009 Hanna Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2011 Hanna Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2009 Jack Nicklaus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
  • 2009 Jack Nicklaus Private Reserve Red Napa Valley
  • 2011 Jack Nicklaus Private Reserve White Napa Valley
  • 2011 Luke Donald Chardonnay Carneros
  • 2010 Luke Donald Viognier Sta Rita Hills
  • 2010 Mike Ditka The Champion Red Blend California
  • 2011 Markham Chardonnay Napa Valley
  • 2009 Quickfire Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
  • 2008 Quickfire Merlot Napa Valley
  • 2010 Quickfire Pinot Noir Central Coast
  • 2009 Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
  • 2010 Rutherford Hill Chardonnay Napa Valley
  • 2010 Rutherford Hill Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
  • 2011 Sanford Flor de Campo Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County
  • 2009 Sanford La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills
  • 2009 Sanford Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills
  • 2009 Sanford Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills
  • Seven Daughters Pinot Grigio California
  • Seven Daughters Pinot Noir California
  • Seven Daughters Red Blend California
  • 2010 Terlato Family Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley
  • 2011 Terlato Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio Russian River Valley
  • 2010 The Federalist Chardonnay Russian River Valley
  • 2009 The Federalist Dueling Pistols Dry Creek Valley
  • 2010 The Federalist Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

For complete results of the competition, go to http://www.winejudging.com/index.html