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2019 MIWC Awards Announced!

2019 Best of Monterey

2019 Best of Monterey

The 2019 Monterey International Wine Competition, wrapped up on Sunday, March 10th at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City.

Special honors include the Wine of the Year - the 2015 V. Sattui “Paradiso” Red Wine from Napa Valley (97 points), and the Best of Monterey County - the 2016 Ghost Hull Cabernet Sauvignon, San Lucas Vineyard, San Lucas, Monterey County (96 points).

This year’s Winery of the Year is awarded to Halter Ranch Winery of Paso Robles, CA.This award recognizes the overall quality of the wines entered in the competition.

"As always over my twelve year association with the competition, entrants showed that their wines have a place on the world stage among the finest of their types from their respective regions, and MIWC is proud to celebrate their achievements."Rich Cook, Director and Chief Judge.

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Thank You to our 2019 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 
Tim McDonald

Tim McDonald

CSW, Wine Spoken Here
Napa, 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
 
Mike Stepanovich

Mike Stepanovich

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

Patrick Muran

Winemaker,
Niner Wines,
Paso Robles, 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
 
Laura Ness

Laura Ness

Wine Writer
Monterey, CA
 
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