Dear 2022 Sunset International Entrant:
Congratulations are in order! Your wine was awarded a medal in the prestigious Sunset International Wine Competition.
To have a wine receive a medal here is no small achievement. Our competition one of the most respected, recognized for consistently identifying the best wines produced internationally. This contest again drew top-level wines, and our hand-picked, top-quality judges determined which wines stood out as worthy of accolades. To receive a medal in a competition of this caliber truly showcases the level of wines you produce.
This year’s competition saw a field of more than 2,900 entries. Only wines rating 90+ points were awarded Gold medals, making them eligible to move on to the “Best Of” Category. If your wine was rated Double Gold, that means it scored 95 points or higher and means all the judges on its panel unanimously deemed it Gold-worthy! If your wine was a Best of Class and made it to the Sweepstakes Round, this means all present judges were able to taste it in the final voting round for Best of Show categories.
Best of the Best, Wapato Point Cellar, Cabernet Franc, 2018
We are now pleased to present you with official results for the 2022 Sunset International Wine Competition. Your standings are listed below, including the award(s) you won. In the case of Gold and Double Gold winners, you will find points awarded and judges’ comment(s).
|Wine||Appellation||Vineyard Designation||Award||Special Award(s)||Score||Tasting Notes|
|Dorcich Family Vineyards 2020 Crveno||Santa Clara County||Double Gold||Best of Class||97||Dark fruit, balanced, sour plums, bing cherry, oak spice, drinkable, spicy, sublime acidity, superb.|
|Ankora 2020 Dad’s Blend||Santa Clara County||Gold||91||Well balanced, Dried desiccating fruit|
|Ankora 2021 Sauvignon Blanc||Santa Clara County||Gold||92||Floral, stone fruit. Tropical|
Best of Show and Best of Class winners will receive Medals/Plaques. Gold medals will be available on request. A Media Kit with Digital Medals / Press Release / etc., is available on the Sunset Wine Competition website – https://sunsetcompetitions.
A press release will be sent to our media list and posted online at Results 2022 Sunset International Wine Competition. You may also download the release at Press Release. Scroll to the bottom of the release for a PDF showing Awards by Brand, Gold and Above.
There are several ways your winning wines will be promoted.
A press release will be sent to our media list and posted online at Results 2022 Sunset International Wine Competition.
Winning producers will be featured in the October release of a Sunset Magazine Wine Special non-print, digital edition with a supporting microsite. Promotions for the Wine Award Special Issue will be placed in sunset.com, Sunset eNewsletters and Sunset social sites. The edition will be promoted and available for 12 months or until the 2023 Wine Competition Awards winners are announced.
We congratulate this year’s winners and thank each entrant for participating. We look forward to your submission(s) again at next year’s Sunset International Wine Competition.
CEO / Executive Director