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California Wines and Wineries Declares: Cabernet Franc Wine Competitors on Worldwide Cabernet Franc Day, December 4th

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If you’re a California vintner and make a Cabernet Franc, right here is a good alternative to focus on your wine available in the market place.

For Speedy Launch October ninth, 2019

The First Annual Cabernet Franc Wine Competitors, Sponsored by California Wines and Wineries, That includes Award Profitable Wines from California shall be held at The Golf Membership at Copper Valley, Copperopolis on December 4th, 2019

Copperopolis, CA – The California Wines and Wineries in cooperation with the Founders of Cabernet Franc Day, Lori & Michael Budd, shall be internet hosting the First Annual Cabernet Franc wine competitors and judging on Worldwide Cabernet Franc Day, December 4th. The occasion shall be held at The Golf Membership at Copper Valley.

This inaugural occasion is open to wineries inside California who produce Cabernet Franc. It is a single varietal competitors. The occasion can have two completely different judging tables. The primary being skilled judges, SOMM’s, Winemakers and WSET members. They may distinguish and nominate wines in 4 classes: Cabernet Franc’s lower than $30, $31 to $60, $61 to $99 and $100 and up. They are going to be scoring wines in two fashions, the primary being the varietal traits being true to the classical definition to find out an “goal” winner. The second, being on private desire or style for them or a subjective desire. A novel format. To additional make this an satisfying and impactful occasion, a desk of “client wine lovers” will maintain a parallel tasting. These will encompass on a regular basis wine lovers offering a “individuals’s alternative” wine winner. Plans for the 2nd Annual will embrace wines from the opposite 49 states with public tasting to be included.

The occasion shall be a blind tasting with wines open to all AVA’s in California. Every group, skilled and wine shoppers, shall be utilizing the “Danish System”, typically referred to as the “Group Methodology”. Every wine is measured in opposition to requirements and never ranked in opposition to opponents. Awards shall be given for Gold, Silver and Bronze. Tom Bender has agreed to steer the “skilled judging”. Tom Bender has served because the Sierra Foothills Wine Competitors organizer for over 35 years and is a contributor on meals and wine to a number of foothill and valley magazines and newspapers. Tom additionally serves as a decide on the California State Honest Wine Competitors. We’ve got two winemakers (not making Cabernet Franc-one from Lodi and one from Napa), a WSET II and extra being added. See separate sheet on the Judges background.

The range in Cabernet Franc from Southern California to Paso Robles to Livermore to Napa Valley to the Sierra Foothills affords completely different “terroir” and taste profiles, but all have a core attribute of this varietal.

The lately transformed Clubhouse at Copper Valley, in Copperopolis shall be an beautiful venue to kick off this occasion. Any questions may be directed to Michael Kelly at [email protected] or (408) 605-1292.


Michael Kelly