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BEST of wine country 2019

Presented by San francisco magazine

Tastings, tours, views, & more...who represents the best? 

The Best of Wine Country Awards recognize the wine country community for its excellence in all things — the creative, innovative, philanthropic, eco-friendly and unique components of wineries we know and love. We invite you to check out the award categories and submit your entries. 

All nominees have to be located in Northern California from Monterey to Mendocino. The Best of Wine Country Awards Steering Committee will vote on the final nominees and winners based on the nominations received online.

The winners will be featured in the November issue of San Francisco Magazine as well as celebrated at the Best of Wine Country Awards in Fall 2019

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Best of Wine Country 2019 awards gala to take place in Fall 2019.

The 2018 Steering Committee

2019 Steering Committee to be announced soon!

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

Maureen L. Cottingham

Executive Director of Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance

Tom Fuller  Owner of Fuller & Sander Communications, Inc

Tom Fuller

Owner of Fuller & Sander Communications, Inc

Clay Gregory  President & CEO of Visit Napa Valley

Clay Gregory

President & CEO of Visit Napa Valley

Rick Walker  President & CEO of Festival Napa Valley

Rick Walker

President & CEO of Festival Napa Valley

Jeff Nead  Partner at Glodow Nead Communications

Jeff Nead

Partner at Glodow Nead Communications

Kim Stemler  Executive Director Monterey County Vintners

Kim Stemler

Executive Director Monterey County Vintners

Alf Nucifora  Chairman for The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco

Alf Nucifora

Chairman for The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco

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

Colby Smith

Executive & Founder of Concierge Alliance of Napa and Sonoma

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

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

Dr. Liz Thach, MW

Distinguished Professor of Wine at Sonoma State University

Chelsea Boss  General Manager of Senses Wines & Co-founder of Rebuild Wine Country

Chelsea Boss

General Manager of Senses Wines & Co-founder of Rebuild Wine Country

Paul Reulbach  Publisher of San Francisco

Paul Reulbach

Publisher of San Francisco

Richard Von Saal  Principal Artist and Proprietor of Vonsaal Design Build

Richard Von Saal

Principal Artist and Proprietor of Vonsaal Design Build

Tim Zahner  Executive Director at Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Tim Zahner

Executive Director at Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

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? Voting form will be available on our site when the voting period begins.

What is the voting deadline? Two months after voting period begins.

When will the final award winners be announced? The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala in the fall 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 a guest. We also have an exclusive amount of tickets available to the general public. To purchase a ticket to attend click HERE

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? To be announced.

What is the timing of the Gala: To be announced.


 

2018 Beneficiary: Rebuild Wine Country

Founded by the team behind Senses Wines, Rebuild Wine Country is a group of volunteer wine industry professionals working with local Habitat for Humanity chapters to raise $5 million to rebuild owned and rented homes lost in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Mendocino and Lake county wildfires.

It took 23 days to contain the fires.

Over 210,000 acres and nearly 9,000 structures burned, displacing tens of thousands of people. An estimated $3.3 billion of damages have been reported for insured losses

Many families have nowhere to return. 

That is where we come in. With your support, we will rebuild and revitalize the cornerstone of wine country communities: homes.

For more information visit: https://www.rebuildwinecountry.org/