Pleased as punch about the success of Virgina vineyards at the recent San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, we can’t stop talking about the largest competition of American wines in the world. Veramar won bronze, Sugarleaf snagged three silvers, Rappahannock Cellars’ Seyval Blanc got silver, and Keswick Vineyards, situated on a historic 400-acre estate surrounded by pristine farmland and forest outside Charlottesville, won prestigious Double Gold with its 2007 Viognier. Other award-winning Virginia vineyards include White Hall and Pollak Vineyards. Lucky visitors to the City by the Bay can even partake in some tastings of the recent award-winners with the Public Tasting on February 28th, 2009, held at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion:
The Public Tasting of the award winning wines from the world’s largest competition of American wines is much more than just a wine tasting, it’s a wine and food experience. Featured at this event will be a tasting of hand crafted creations from some of the world’s premier artisan food purveyors including award winning artisan breads, savory meats, exotic oils, hand crafted cheeses, delicious desserts, floral jams, sumptuous sauces, and fabulous creations from Bay Area restaurants.