Foothill Wine Festival Competition Announces Results

By Published On: September 14, 2023

The Foothill Wine Festival team is pleased to announce the results of the 2023 competition sponsored by Choose Folsom. The competition was held in Folsom on September 9th and 10th.

The Foothill Wine Festival was designed to showcase and promote wines from all Sierra Foothill appellations. The goal of the competition and November 11th public vent is to increase visibility for consumers and trade alike. The best outcome is foot traffic to the region’s wineries.

The panel of esteemed judges assessed just under 400 entries this year. They awarded five Best of Show, along with 29 Best of Region wines – the top competitors in each wine category that earned a Gold or higher. The judges also awarded 36 Double Golds, 103 Gold, 168 Silver, and 54 Bronze medals. These are record numbers – all the credit goes to these winning wineries.

Best of Show
Best White Wine
2022 Casino Mine Ranch Flicka (100% Greco)
Best Red Wine
2021 Jeff Runquist R Charbono
Best Rosé
2022 Rosa-Lucca Estates Ayla Rose
Best Sparkling Wine
2019 Gwinllan Estate Winery Rosé (Méthode Champenoise)
Best Dessert Wine
2021 Jeff Runquist R Sisney

Complete results are available at this link. Congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 Foothill Wine Competition.
Republished with permission by Elizabeth Smith.

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