San Diego Wine Challenge Platinum Medal
San Diego Wine Challenge Silver Medal

Award Winning Wines!

San Francisco Chronicle Bronze Medal
San Francisco Chronicle Gold Medal
We are so proud to officially have award winning wines here at Oak creek Vineyards & Winery! We recently participated in two separate international wine competitions. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and The San Diego International Wine and Spirits Challenge.
2021 Select Sauvignon Blanc
These are easily two of the most highly regarded and competitive events in the wine industry, with hundreds of wineries submitting wines from across the globe. Any level of recognition is definitely a feather in the cap of the wineries participating. That being said, we submitted our 2021 Select Sauvignon Blanc and our 2021 Sangiovese. The results were as follows.

2021 Select Sauvignon Blanc

San Francisco = Gold Medal
San Diego = Platinum Medal / Director’s Award Best in Class Sauvignon Blanc 94 points
From the first time we tasted this wine in the cellar we knew it was special. In our minds and experience this is the quintessential Sauvignon Blanc. From the bright acidity to the array of fruit notes this is as textbook of an expression of the varietal as it gets. To receive The Director’s Award in San Diego confirmed our suspicions that this is truly a world class wine. Best news is we still have some available to share and this wine will age beautifully for at least another 3 years. A trait this is uncommon for youthful and fresh white wines.

2021 Select Sangiovese

San Francisco = Bronze Medal
San Diego = Silver Medal
We are also extremely happy about the recognition for our Sangiovese because we did things a little differently with this wine. We decided to make the better wine rather than try to force it into the traditional framework of Sangiovese.
It carries such beautiful fruit notes and has enough substance to carry that fruit through the finish that we decided to forgo any kind of new oak barrel treatment of it. The thinking behind this was that the bold oak characteristics would bury the true beauty of this wine. To receive solid recognition for this “outside of the box” wine is truly a compliment of highest regard. Supplies are limited on this wine as well but there are still some cases/bottles available for purchase.
Most importantly, we could not have achieved any of this without the hard work of our Oak Creek Vineyards employees, from the cellar to the tasting room, and the continued support of our wine club members and customer base. It means everything to us and we are excited to continue making and sharing world class wines with you.
2021 Select Sangiovese
Thank you and Cheers!

Adam Gingrich, Oak Creek Vineyards Winemaker

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