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200 Wines Earn Top Honors

The 2018 Monterey International Wine Competition, wrapped up on Saturday, March 3rd at the Salinas Valley Faigrounds in King City. Eighteen judges representing all aspects of the wine industry swirled and sipped through 773 entries, resulting in the selection of 50 Platinum Award winners, 150 Gold Award winners and 32 ‘Best of’ award designations.

Save the Date for the Grand Tasting of the Monterey International Wine Competition, Thursday, May 17, 6 pm - 8 pm at the Salinas Valley Fair in King City!

Check-out local articles about this year's competition for more details about this year's competition published by the Monterey Herald and Edible Monterey.

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Wine of the Year
V. Sattui 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Morisoli Vineyards
97 points
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2018 MIWC Best of Monterey
Hahn Family Wines 2016 Syrah
Santa Lucia Highlands Estate Vineyard
96 points
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Thank You to our 2018 MIWC Judges!

Thrace Bromberger

Thrace Bromberger

WALT Wines,
Sonoma, CA
 
Wayne Belding

Wayne Belding

Master Sommelier,
Boulder, CO
Amy Butler

Amy Butler

Owner/Winemaker, Ranchero Cellars, Paso Robles, CA 
Debra Del Fiorentino

Debra Del Fiorentino

CS,
Sonoma County, CA
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Owner/Winemaker,
Idle Hour Winery, Oakhurst/Carmel Valley, CA
 
Traci Dutton

Traci Dutton

Culinary Institute of
America at Greystone,
Calistoga, CA
 
Brett Jones

Brett Jones

Enologist,
Delicato Family Vineyards
San Bernabe, CA
 
Adam & Angie LaZarre

Adam & Angie LaZarre

LaZarre Wines, Paso Robles, CA 
Mike Stepanovich

Mike Stepanovich

Writer/Educator
Step on Wine and Bakersfield College
Bakersfield, CA
 
Patrick Muran

Patrick Muran

Winemaker,
Niner Wines,
Paso Robles, CA
 
John Shiltz

John Shiltz

CS,
Atascadero, CA
David Stevens

David Stevens

Davon International,
Napa, CA
Tom Stutz

Tom Stutz

Consulting Winemaker,
Santa Rosa, CA
Dr. Valery Uhl

Dr. Valery Uhl

North of the Gate
Wine Competition, Petaluma, CA
Kevin Walsh

Kevin Walsh

WSET Advanced,
Henry Wine Group,
San Diego, CA
Jon Walton

Jon Walton

Failla Wines,
Napa, CA
 
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