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Come celebrate the Best of Wine Country Award winners recognized for their excellence in the community by both the public and wine industry leaders. The winners will also be featured in our January issue of both San Francisco and Silicon Valley Magazine.

Best of Wine Country Awards 2019

Date: November 12, 2019

Time: VIP: 6:00-7:00, GA: 7:00-10:00

Where: The Pearl, SF

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  • Catering by 3 Star Michelin Estate Events by Meadowood

  • Entertainment by pop-rock singer and songwriter, Andrew Ripp

  • Emceed by ABC7 Bay Area’s beloved broadcaster, Spencer Christian

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Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation has reached over 18,000 vineyard workers and their families, and provided over 2,370 hours of education.

Their steadfast commitment to the betterment of the farmworker community is driven by conviction to build and support a sustainable workforce and to the continued success of the Napa Valley wine industry.

 
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The 2019 Best of Wine Country Nominees



2019 VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

Winners will be announced at the event on November 12th!

 

2019

Steering Committee


Alf Nucifora  Chairman for The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco

Alf Nucifora

Chairman for The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco

Ian White  Wine Director at San Francisco Magazine

Ian White

Wine Director at San Francisco Magazine

Michael Polenske  Creative Director, Chairman & Founder of Bespoke Collection

Michael Polenske

Creative Director, Chairman & Founder of Bespoke Collection

Rick Walker  President & CEO of Festival Napa Valley

Rick Walker

President & CEO of Festival Napa Valley

Travis Stanley  President & CEO of Napa Chamber

Travis Stanley

President & CEO of Napa Chamber

Colby Smith  Executive & Founder of Concierge Alliance of Napa and Sonoma

Colby Smith

Executive & Founder of Concierge Alliance of Napa and Sonoma

Dr. Liz Thach, MW  Distinguished Professor of Wine at Sonoma State University

Dr. Liz Thach, MW

Distinguished Professor of Wine at Sonoma State University

Pati Poblete  Editor-in-Chief of  San Francisco  magazine

Pati Poblete

Editor-in-Chief of San Francisco magazine

Tim Zahner  Executive Director at Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Tim Zahner

Executive Director at Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Walter Kupiec  Market President of  San Francisco  magazine and  Silicon Valley  magazine

Walter Kupiec

Market President of San Francisco magazine and Silicon Valley magazine

Emily Martin  Founder & Owner of Emily Martin Communications and Events

Emily Martin

Founder & Owner of Emily Martin Communications and Events

Linsey Gallagher  President of Visit Napa Valley

Linsey Gallagher

President of Visit Napa Valley

Philana Bouvier  Senior Vice President, New Business Development at Young’s Market Company

Philana Bouvier

Senior Vice President, New Business Development at Young’s Market Company

Todd Zapolski  Managing Member at Zapolski Real Estate, LLC

Todd Zapolski

Managing Member at Zapolski Real Estate, LLC

Jeff Nead  Partner at Glodow Nead Communications

Jeff Nead

Partner at Glodow Nead Communications

Maureen L. Cottingham  Executive Director of Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance

Maureen L. Cottingham

Executive Director of Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance

Richard Von Saal  Principal Artist and Proprietor of Vonsaal Design Build

Richard Von Saal

Principal Artist and Proprietor of Vonsaal Design Build

Tom Fuller  Owner of Fuller & Sander Communications, Inc

Tom Fuller

Owner of Fuller & Sander Communications, Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

NOMINATIONS & VOTING

 
 
 
 
 

AWARDS GALA

Who nominates for the final winners? The Steering Committee is responsible for selecting the nominees.

Who is eligible for nomination? All wineries, festivals, transportation companies and wine educators located in Northern California from Monterey to Mendocino.

Can a candidate be nominated in more than one category? Yes, as long as a candidate is eligible in each category.

How do I submit my vote? The voting form is available on our site under the “VOTE” tab.

What is the voting deadline? October 1, 2019.

When will the final award winners be announced? The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on November 12 at The Pearl and will also be featured in the November issue of San Francisco magazine.

Who will attend the Awards Gala? The Awards Gala will comprise of a specially curated group of individuals who are wine connoisseurs, industry professionals, and VIPs of the Steering Committee and San Francisco magazine. All final award nominees will receive invitations for themselves and guests. We also have an exclusive amount of tickets available to the general public.

How will the winners be announced? Halfway through the event all nominees will be asked to gather on the first floor of The Pearl. On stage we will announce the winner of each category. The winner will have a moment on stage to accept his or her award, take a photo and be presented with a special gift. 

What's the dress code? Cocktail attire

Where will the Awards Gala be held? The Pearl in San Francisco (601 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

What is the timing of the Gala: VIP: 6:00-7:00, GA: 7:00-10:00