CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR WINE COMPETITION
For more than 160 years, the California State Fair has been a showcase of talents and achievements of the people of California. The Commercial Wine Competition has been an integral part of California's wine industry for decades. The competition's significance comes from size, its esteemed panels of judges, reach and impact across the state and the country.
In our first submission to this competition, we are thrilled to have been awarded Gold medals and 95 points for three of our wines including our 2014 Suacci Pinot Noir, our 2014 Manchester Ridge Pinot Noir, and our 2015 Love Zinfandel.
We just received scores for our most recent submissions.
We are proud to receive a 92 for our 2014 Manchester Ridge Pinot, a 92 for our 2015 Suacci Vineyard Pinot Noir, a 94 and Editors Choice for our 2015 Manchester Ridge, a 90 for our 2015 Love Zinfandel, and a 90 for our first ever 2016 Chardonnay from Black Knight Vineyard that was just bottled in June! Kudos to our Winemaker Will Weese!
In our first submissions to Wine Enthusiast in 2015, we were honored to receive a 93 for our 2014 Bailarin Cellars Suacci Vineyard Pinot Noir and a 92 on our 2012 Suacci Carciere Wine Pinot Noir.
We were also mentioned in an article by Wine Enthusiast "New Napa and Sonoma Producers Worth Knowing".
2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
We were thrilled to win a Gold Medal in this prestigious competition for our inaugural yet-to-be released 2014 Bailarín Suacci Vineyard Pinot Noir. We also won a Silver Medal for the 2012 SCW Suacci Vineyard Pinot Noir.
As the largest competition of American wines in the world, it names the Best of the Best and narrowed down thousands of wines to an exclusive few.
2016 Los Angeles International WINE COMPETITION
For 77 years, the Los Angeles International Wine Competition has showcased the finest domestic and international vintages through a wine-tasting event that is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious in the United States. An esteemed panel of judges use a blind-tasting method, maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism that has remained the competition’s foundation for 77 years.
We were honored to win a Best in Class, Gold Medal, and 95 Points for the 2012 SCW Suacci Vineyard Pinot Noir. The 2014 Bailarin Cellars won a Silver Medal in the same category, Limited Production Pinot Noir. Bailarin Cellars also won a Bronze Medal in the design category for use of original illustration as the driving element of the package design. We love our hand drawn logo by local Sacramento artist Molly Brown.
2015 Grand Harvest Awards
2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the Grand Harvest Awards. It is the only wine-judging event in North America to focus on region where judges taste wines with other wines of the same appellation. We were honored to win two Silver Medals in our first competition ever for the 2014 Bailarin Cellars Suacci Pinot Noir and 2014 SCW Suacci Vineyard Pinot Noir.