Two Ferrante Wines Take Home Not One, but Two HUGE Awards at Nation’s Largest Wine Competition

Contact: Alyssa Sekerak-Ollis



That’s right, Ferrante Winery took home not one, but two huge awards at the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle wine competition.  Ferrante’s 2017 Gewürztraminer & Vidal Blanc both were named Best of Class in their wine categories.

The San Francisco Chronicle is the largest wine competition in North American and has increased in popularity since 1983.  Over 6,800 wines entered the competition held January 8th through the 11th in Sonoma County California.   Wines were evaluated by a panel of 65 judges with backgrounds including; sommeliers, wine/food writers, journalists, and Chefs.

Freelance wine and travel writer, Mike Dunne evaluated Ferrante’s Gewurztraminer & Vidal Blanc:

Ferrante 2017 Grand River Valley Gewürztraminer: With its proud bearing and broad delivery, the Ferrante pushes Gewürztraminer from the merely esteemed to the noble.  This is one assured Gewürztraminer, delivering the grape’s traditional and distinctive floral, spicy and fruity attributes with cleanliness, freshness and balance.

Ferrante 2017 Grand River Valley Vidal Blanc: A green hybrid grape developed by a Frenchman in the 1930s, is becoming a staple of the eastern U.S. wine trade, in large party because it yields wine of this caliber – fresh, spicy, generously built, sweetly fruity and surprisingly enduring in its refreshing finish.

“Both the Gewurztraminer & Vidal Blanc were from the 2017 vintage year which has proven to have given us some of the best fruit we have ever seen here in the Grand River Valley.  With innovative wine techniques we were able to create these exceptional wines,” Nick Ferrante.

Ferrante’s tasting room is open 7 days a week where you can sample these wines!

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