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Central Coast wines take medals at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 

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San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Sweepstakes winners. Photo courtesy of Winejudging.com.

Local wines selected from 7,000 entries

–Central Coast wines are among the “exclusive few” selected from 7,000 entries in the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC). Entries from several San Luis Obispo County wineries placed in “Best of Class,” while many more took Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in a variety of categories. North County wineries awarded “Best of Class” included Sarzotti Winery and Vineyard for their 2014 Petite Sirah, Sculpterra Winery for their 2014 Marquette and Opolo Vineyards for their 2013 Montagna Mare.

The SFCWC is the largest wine competition in the world and usually the first competition of the year. Judges are selected from major American wine regions and, according to the SFCWC website, winejudging.com, the judges “once again successfully narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few.”

A special awards section will be published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday, Feb. 12. The SFCWC Public Tasting is being held at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center on February 18. The public tasting is an opportunity for the award winning wineries to showcase wines in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tickets can be purchased online.

 

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About the author: Reporter Jackie Iddings

Jackie Iddings is a contributing reporter and photographer for the Paso Robles Daily News.