Concannon Vineyard Wins Big At 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Jan 29, 2013, 06:00 ET from Concannon Vineyard

LIVERMORE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Livermore Valley's Concannon Vineyard continues its award-winning tradition by winning ten Gold and Silver medals at the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. America's largest wine judging event, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is considered to be the premier competition of American wine. 

This year marks many milestones in Concannon's rich history as one of the oldest wineries in America. In addition to celebrating its 130th anniversary, 2013 also commemorates 110 years of Cabernet Sauvignon production at Concannon Vineyard.  Concannon's role in California's success in Cabernet Sauvignon production became truly historic in the early 1970's when the Concannon Clones 7, 8 & 11 provided the backbone for the huge increase in Cabernet plantings in California's premium wine regions, including Napa Valley's most prestigious vineyards. The winery's celebrated 2008 Mother Vine Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon took home Gold, along with the 2010 Conservancy Cabernet Sauvignon. 

"The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is one of the most prestigious in the country, so this accomplishment is very exciting for us," said John Concannon fourth-generation vintner. "These awards are always a testament to our commitment to quality and long standing reputation as veteran winemakers. We are especially pleased to receive Golds for our Cabernet Sauvignon. My great-grand father first planted Bordeaux cutting of Cabernet Sauvignon in 1903, and we are proud to still be producing that same wine today."

Concannon Vineyard was awarded the following medals:

  • Concannon 2008 Mother Vine Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Gold
  • Concannon 2008 Polo Field Reserve Petite Sirah - Gold
  • Concannon 2011 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc - Gold
  • Concannon 2010 Conservancy Cabernet Sauvignon - Gold
  • Concannon 2010 Reserve Assemblage Blanc - Silver
  • Concannon 2009 Reserve Merlot - Silver
  • Concannon 2010 Reserve Assemblage Red - Silver
  • Concannon 2009 Reserve Syrah - Silver
  • Concannon 2010 Stampmaker's Red Reserve - Silver
  • Concannon 2010 Conservancy Chardonnay - Silver

For a complete list of the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition results please visit:

With four generations of family involvement, Concannon Vineyard's pioneering contributions to California winemaking and viticulture have built a landmark  winery with an enduring commitment to creating outstanding, award-winning wines proudly served on American tables for 130 years. Founder of America's first Petite Sirah, Concannon Vineyard also introduced Concannon Cabernet Sauvignon clones 7, 8 and 11, which provided the backbone of Napa Valley's Cabernet Sauvignon resurgence in the 1970's and 1980's. The historic winery earned organic certification for its estate vineyards in 2010 and preserves an agricultural way of life by protecting vineyards from urban development through its Conservancy tier of critically acclaimed wines. For additional information please visit:

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