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Professional Wine Judges Award Gold to Three California Wines and One New Zealand Pinot Noir in Early Morning at Second U.S. Professional Wine Buyers Competition™.

Santa Rosa, CA —  In early results at the second U.S. Professional Wine Buyers Competition, Judges awarded Gold medals to the following wines:


  • Big Dog  Vineyards, San Francisco Bay, California 2006 Cabernet Franc, $29.50
  • Forchini Vineyards & Winery, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley Estate Grown Proprietor’s Reserve 2007 Pinot Noir, $32.00
  • Summerland Winery, Santa Maria Valley, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Single Vineyard Collection, 2008 Pinot Noir, $45.00

New Zealand

  • Crown Range, South Pacific Wines LLC, New Zealand, Central Otago, 2008 Pinot Noir, $19.99

“The purpose of this competition is to allow professional wine buyers an opportunity to determine which wines should be on the retail shelf, restaurant wine lists, and in the hands of private collectors,” said Lea Pierce, Founder and Managing Director of Wine Competition Management, LLC.  Wine Competition Management also produces The National Women’s Wine Competition (March 22-23, 2010), the new Organic & Biodynamic Wine Competition, May 17, 2010, and the new NextGen Wine Competition for Millennial Wine Drinkers, to be held June 13-15, 2010.  All competitions are held at the Fountaingrove Hotel in Santa Rosa.  St. Gobain Containers and Fountaingrove Inn and Hotel are sponsors of the event.

The Buyer’s Guide™ will be available January 25 as a free download at www.prowinebuyerscomp.info or by email request to info@prowinebuyerscomp.info.  For answers to your questions, please call the competition at +1 707-568-3900.