award Award-Winning

Award winning wines are those that have been judged by a panel of experts. Some of the most reputable wine competitions include: Sommelier’s Choice Awards, Decanter World Wine Awards, International Wine Challenge, and the San Francisco International Wine Competition. Outside of that, there is a huge range of local, regional, and national competitions that winemakers can enter their wines into in order to see how they stack up versus the competition. 

Regardless of the competition’s name or size, you can feel confident knowing these wines are top quality. Shop award-winning wines listed on Vinebase below. 
AJA Vineyards
Sauvignon Blanc, 2019

New Zealand-style Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh and Herbaceous · Rare wine (56 cases produced) · Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, California

Other
AJA Vineyards
Malibu Coast Syrah, 2014

Syrah · Woody, Fruity, Earthy, Floral, and Bold · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
AJA Vineyards
Pamela's Selection Syrah, 2012

Syrah · Spicy, Woody, and Fruity · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Other
AJA Vineyards
Malibu Coast Syrah, 2016

Syrah · Earthy and Fruity · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Other
AJA Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2017

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity, Earthy, Bold, Complex, and Floral · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Hand-harvested
AJA Vineyards
Malibu Coast Rosé Estate Grown, 2020

Rosé · Fresh, Floral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (70 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Hand-harvested
Meadowcroft Wines
Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, N.V.

Sparkling · Nutty and Fresh · Rare wine (122 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Meadowcroft Wines
Sonoma Coast Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Bordeaux-style Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh · Rare wine (102 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Meadowcroft Wines
Russian River Valley French Colombard, 2021

California French Colombard · Fresh and Fruity · Rare wine (182 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Rare Varietal
Meadowcroft Wines
Napa Valley Chardonnay, 2021

California-style Chardonnay · Fruity and Oaky · 1030 cases produced · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Meadowcroft Wines
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2021

Pinot Noir · Earthy and Fruity · Limited wine (857 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Unique Climate
Meadowcroft Wines
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 2020

Pinot Noir · Earthy, Complex, and Fruity · Rare wine (160 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Meadowcroft Wines
Speedy Creek Vineyard Sangiovese, 2019

Sangiovese · Fruity and Earthy · Limited wine (209 cases produced) · Knights Valley, Sonoma, California

Unique Climate
Meadowcroft Wines
Speedy Creek Vineyard Zinfandel, 2018

California-style Zinfandel · Fruity, Spicy, and Earthy · Rare wine (160 cases produced) · Knights Valley, Sonoma, California

Notable Viticulture Tec...
Meadowcroft Wines
Nelson Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Earthy, Woody, Fruity, and Spicy · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Other
Foursight Wines
Sauvignon Blanc, 2018

Bordeaux-style Sauvignon Blanc · Herbaceous, Fresh, Fruity, and Nutty · Limited wine (500 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Foursight Wines
Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Earthy and Fruity · Limited wine (400 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
San Rucci Winery
California Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity, Earthy, and Fresh · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · California, California

Barrel-aged
Saison Winery
Monterey Syrah Reserve, 2017

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Saline and Smoky · Rare wine (55 cases produced) · Monterey, Monterey, California

Noteworthy Topography
Saison Winery
Regan Vineyard Chardonnay, 2018

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Fresh and Fruity · Rare wine (142 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Noteworthy Topography
Saison Winery
Cienega Valley Riesling, 2018

Uncommon White · Fresh · Rare wine (155 cases produced) · Cienega Valley, San Benito, California

Noteworthy Topography
Saison Winery
Pinot Noir, 2018

California Pinot Noir · Fruity and Fresh · Rare wine (104 cases produced) · Ben Lomond Mountain, Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Noteworthy Topography
Fisher Vineyards
"UNITY" Chardonnay, 2017

Burgundy-style Chardonnay · Fresh · Limited wine (685 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Noteworthy Topography
Waits-Mast Family Cellars
Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Fruity · Rare wine (115 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Waits-Mast Family Cellars
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2016

Pinot Noir · Fruity · Rare wine (140 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Noteworthy Topography
Waits-Mast Family Cellars
Wentzel Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2017

Pinot Noir · Fruity · Rare wine (90 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Noteworthy Topography
Saison Winery
Regan Vineyard Merlot, 2017

California-style Merlot · Balanced and Fruity · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Winery Favorite
Smith Devereux
Sauvignon Blanc SB White Blend, 2018

Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh and Complex · Limited wine (997 cases produced) · California, California

Sustainable Farming
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Santa Clara Valley Marsanne, 2018

Uncommon White · Fresh, Balanced, and Floral · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Saison Winery
Coast View Vineyard Grenache, 2018

Grenache · Balanced, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · Monterey, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Saison Winery
Rosé of Syrah (2 Pack), 2018

California Rosé · Fresh and Mineral · Rare wine (198 cases produced) · Monterey, California

Hand-harvested
San Rucci Winery
California Chardonnay, 2020

California Chardonnay · Fresh, Balanced, Fruity, and Mineral · Rare wine (130 cases produced) · California, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
"Lioness" Rosé, 2019

Provence-style Rosé · Porch Pounder, Balanced, and Fresh · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Sustainable Farming
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Santa Clara Valley Viognier, 2018

Condrieu-style Viognier · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Santa Clara Valley Four Lions, 2017

Southern Rhone-style Red · Fruity and Balanced · Rare wine (135 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Balanced, Fresh, and Savory · 1400 cases produced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Winery Favorite
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Oppenlander Vineyard, 2013

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Earthy, Complex, Balanced, and Savory · Rare wine (185 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Wiley Vineyard, 2014

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Complex, Earthy, Floral, Herbaceous, and Subtle · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Unique Climate
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Wentzel Vineyard, 2017

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Floral, Earthy, Fruity, Savory, and Balanced · Rare wine (175 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Bee Hunter Wine
Grenache Eagle Point Ranch, 2015

Grenache · Bold, Earthy, Woody, Fruity, and Balanced · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
AJA Vineyards
"5 Red Blend" Bordeaux-Style Blend, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Bold, Balanced, Fruity, and Earthy · Rare wine (115 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Uncommon Region
Bee Hunter Wine
Riesling Late Harvest 'Greenwood Ridge Vineyards', 2014 (375 ml)

Other Dessert · Balanced · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Read Holland Wines
Read Holland Wines Deep End Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Fresh, Floral, Balanced, and Mineral · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Read Holland Wines
Wiley Vineyard Riesling, 2020

Alsace-style Riesling · Mineral, Fruity, Floral, and Balanced · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
McKahn Family Cellars
Morning Glass Red Blend, 2019

Red Blend · Earthy · Sonoma County, California

Winery Favorite
Bee Hunter Wine
Syrah Vivio Vineyard, 2014

California Syrah · Balanced, Complex, Mineral, Fruity, and Smoky · Limited wine (430 cases produced) · Bennett Valley, Sonoma, California

Soil That Matters
Bee Hunter Wine
Sonoma County GSM Blend, 2015

GSM Blend · Bold, Balanced, Complex, and Savory · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Winery Favorite
Bee Hunter Wine
Syrah Broken Leg Vineyard, 2016

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Bold, Complex, Gamey, Mineral, and Spicy · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Zinfandel Fashauer Vineyard, 2014

California Zinfandel · Savory, Earthy, Fresh, Balanced, and Fruity · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir MAGNUM, 2016 (1.5 l)

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Bold, Balanced, Complex, and Savory · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Almost Sold Out
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Docker Hill Vineyard MAGNUM, 2016 (1.5 l)

California Pinot Noir · Bold, Complex, Fruity, Earthy, and Savory · Super rare wine (11 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Mendocino County Pinot Noir, 2017

California Pinot Noir · Balanced, Bold, Fruity, Herbaceous, and Savory · Limited wine (600 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Angel Camp Vineyard, 2016

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Bold, Complex, Mineral, Savory, and Fresh · Rare wine (175 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
[ess·eff] wines
Ketcham Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 2019

California Pinot Noir · Balanced, Fruity, and Subtle · Super rare wine (35 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Grenache Blanc Grenache Blanc Estate Grown, 2019

California White · Fresh, Fruity, Floral, and Mineral · Limited wine (496 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Hand-harvested
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Lodi Bourboulenc Estate Grown, 2019

Rhône-style White Wine · Balanced, Complex, Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (353 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Rare Varietal
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Acquiesce Vineyard Picpoul Estate Grown, 2019

California White · Fresh, Complex, Mineral, and Fruity · Limited wine (498 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Award Winner
Avenales Ranch Winery
Petite Sirah, 2016

California Petite Sirah · Balanced, Fruity, and Complex · Rare wine (130 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Old Vines
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Roussanne Estate Grown, 2019

California White · Bold, Balanced, Mineral, Fruity, and Nutty · Limited wine (433 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Award Winner
Avenales Ranch Winery
Rosé Valdiguié, 2020

Rosé · Fresh and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
[ess·eff] wines
Teldeschi Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, 2017

California Zinfandel · Balanced, Bold, and Earthy · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

Award Winner
[ess·eff] wines
Hannah's Vineyard Rosé Barbera, 2020

Rosé · Floral, Mineral, and Fruity · Super rare wine (40 cases produced) · California Shenandoah Valley, Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Award Winner
Peter Paul Wines
Peter Paul Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Chardonnay, 2020

California Chardonnay · Complex, Balanced, Fresh, Fruity, and Oaky · Limited wine (316 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Other
Avenales Ranch Winery
Chenin Blanc SIP Certified, 2020

Calfornia Chenin Blanc · Balanced, Floral, and Fresh · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
Avenales Ranch Winery
Avenales Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Earthy, Smoky, and Complex · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
J. Cage Cellars
Tzabaco Rancho Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

Calfornia Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Floral, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
J. Cage Cellars
Cuvée 42 Pinot Noir, 2019

California-style Pinot Noir · Balanced, Bold, and Spicy · Limited wine (700 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Barrel-aged
J. Cage Cellars
El Coro Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

California-style Pinot Noir · Spicy, Bold, Fruity, and Balanced · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Petaluma Gap, Sonoma, California

Barrel-aged
J. Cage Cellars
Wedding Block Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

California Pinot Noir · Balanced, Complex, and Fruity · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Barrel-aged
J. Cage Cellars
Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

California-style Pinot Noir · Balanced, Complex, and Savory · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Green Valley of Russian River, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Barrel-aged
Byron Blatty
Lobo Vineyard Proprietary Red, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Aurora Los Angeles White, 2020

White Blend · Complex, Fresh, Mineral, Subtle, and Saline · Rare wine (51 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Swayze, Alonso, Smith Tremor, 2018

GSM Blend · Bold, Fruity, Complex, Fresh, and Balanced · Rare wine (97 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Rosé, 2020

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, Fruity, and Floral · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Evident, 2018

California Syrah · Bold, Spicy, Complex, Fruity, and Oaky · Rare wine (60 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Undertake, 2018

California-style Zinfandel · Bold, Fruity, Complex, and Balanced · Rare wine (110 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Optio Vineyards
LaMar Vineyard Petite Sirah, 2019

California Petite Sirah · Bold and Complex · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Paso Robles Geneseo District, Paso Robles, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Read Holland Wines
Read Holland Chardonnay, 2018

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Balanced, Fresh, Mineral, and Saline · Rare wine (80 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Award Winner
Optio Vineyards
LaMar Vineyard Tempranillo, 2019

Tempranillo · Herbaceous, Fruity, and Earthy · Rare wine (52 cases produced) · Paso Robles Geneseo District, Paso Robles, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Optio Vineyards
Red Blend Inmesceo, 2019

Red Blend · Savory · Rare wine (79 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Other
Teutonic Wine Company
Grüner Veltliner, 2020

Grüner Veltliner · Fresh and Balanced · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

Rare Varietal
Teutonic Wine Company
Seafoam Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

Rosé · Fresh and Saline · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
Teutonic Wine Company
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, 2019

Pinot Noir · Fresh and Fruity · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
Teutonic Wine Company
Boyar Wedding Feast, 2017

Merlot · Bold, Complex, and Balanced · Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon

Uncommon Region
Teutonic Wine Company
Willamette Valley Bergspitze, 2019

Pinot Noir · Mineral and Fruity · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Noteworthy Topography
Satyr Fire
Poppyfield Gewürztraminer, 2020

Gewürztraminer · Complex, Floral, Fresh, Herbaceous, and Spicy · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

Hand-harvested
Merisi Wines
Los Carneros Pinot Gris, 2020

Pinot Gris · Fresh, Mineral, Saline, and Fruity · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Los Carneros, Napa Valley, California

Award Winner
Merisi Wines
Diener Ranch Petite Sirah, 2017

California Petite Sirah · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Lake, California

DTC Only
Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, 2017

Pinot Gris · Complex, Fresh, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Morning Harvest
Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley White Blend, 2017

White Blend · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Morning Harvest
Backstay Wine Co.
Rosé Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris, 2017

California Rosé · Fresh and Balanced · Rare wine (85 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Morning Harvest
Backstay Wine Co.
Hunters Reserve Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Fruity, Balanced, and Natural · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Morning Harvest
Kivelstadt Cellars
Family Secret Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh, Floral, and Balanced · Limited wine (247 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Kivelstadt Cellars
Twice Removed Rosé Carignane and Grenache, 2019

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (240 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Kivelstadt Cellars
Fathers Watch GSC Blend Grenache, Syrah, & Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Balanced, and Fruity · Limited wine (950 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Kivelstadt Cellars
Mendocino KC Labs Syrah, 2020

Syrah · Carbonic, Fruity, and Funky · Limited wine (217 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Kivelstadt Cellars
Sibling Rivalry Pinot Noir, 2017

Pinot Noir · Earthy · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Almost Sold Out
Kivelstadt Cellars
Old Wyves Tale Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy · Limited wine (233 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Kivelstadt Cellars
The Inheritance Syrah, 2015

Syrah · Bold and Mineral · Limited wine (274 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

A Place In History
Adelaide Thomas Wines
Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

California Rosé · Fresh, Floral, and Balanced · Rare wine (96 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Organic Farming

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