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. 
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 ...
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
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
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
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Roussanne Estate Grown, 2019

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

Award Winner
[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
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
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
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
Diener Ranch Petite Sirah, 2017

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

DTC Only
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
Mendocino KC Labs Syrah, 2020

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

Interesting Winemaking ...
Hertelendy Vineyards
Signature Mountain Blend, 2016

California Red Blend · Bold and Balanced · Limited wine (292 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Award Winner
Hertelendy Vineyards
Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay, 2016

California Chardonnay · Bold and Complex · Limited wine (228 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Hertelendy Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux Blend, 2016

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Limited wine (562 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Award Winner
Drive Wines
Sonoma Coast Syrah, 2019

California Syrah · Balanced and Fruity · Rare wine (199 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Organic Farming
River Lane Vineyard
TimeFrame Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Balanced · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

DTC Only
Merisi Wines
Manic White Pinot Gris Sour, 2020 (375 ml)

Other White · Funky, Saline, and Savory · Super rare wine (20 cases produced) · Los Carneros, Napa Valley, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon · Earthy, Mineral, and Herbaceous · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Maison Areion
Chardonnay, 2018

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Floral and Mineral · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Barrel-aged
Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Fresh and Subtle · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Award Winner
Maison Areion
Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Fruity, Oaky, and Subtle · Rare wine (72 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Unique Climate
Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (72 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

A Place In History
Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (68 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

A Place In History
Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Columbia Valley Syrah, 2007

Syrah · Balanced, Complex, and Fruity · Rare wine (74 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

A Place In History
Lawrelin Wine Cellars
Columbia Valley Syrah, 2006

Syrah · Balanced, Complex, and Fruity · Super rare wine (43 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

A Place In History
Topophilia Wine Company
Placida Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2019

California Pinot Noir · Balanced, Earthy, and Fruity · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Organic Farming
Topophilia Wine Company
Valerie's Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2019

California Pinot Noir · Bold, Balanced, and Fruity · Rare wine (62 cases produced) · Carneros, California

DTC Only
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Five Lions Estate, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Balanced and Fruity · Limited wine (225 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Hand-harvested
Merisi Wines
Grenache Single Vineyard, 2018

Grenache · Balanced · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Los Carneros, Napa Valley, California

Organic Farming
SummitVine
SummitVine Ranch Diamant Red Blend Merlot, Cabernet, Franc Petit Verdot, 2017

California Red Blend · Complex, Balanced, and Bold · Rare wine (152 cases produced) · Diamond Mountain District, Napa, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Cuvée Blanc Estate, 2019

Rhône-style White Blend · Fresh, Fruity, Balanced, and Mineral · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Sustainable Farming
Drive Wines
Russian River Valley Rosé Pinot Noir, 2021

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, Fruity, and Balanced · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Drive Wines
Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, 2019

Zinfandel · Bold, Complex, Balanced, Fruity, and Fresh · Rare wine (111 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

Old Vines
Fresh Wine Co.
Fire Fuego Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Orange · Carbonic, Fresh, and Fruity · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
Maison Areion
Chardonnay, 2019

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Fresh, Fruity, and Natural · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Brave Cellars
Two Roads Pinot Noir, 2016

Pinot Noir · Natural and Balanced · Limited wine (500 cases produced) · McMinnville, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Mokelumne River Rosé Grenache, 2021

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (453 cases produced) · Mokelumne River, Lodi, California

Hand-harvested
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Roussanne Estate Grown, Produced and Bottled, 2020

Rhône-style White Wine · Fruity, Fresh, Mineral, and Savory · Limited wine (338 cases produced) · Mokelumne River, Lodi, California

Rare Varietal
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Grenache Blanc, 2019

Rhône-style White Blend · Fresh, Balanced, and Mineral · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Uncommon Region
Bee Hunter Wine
Sparkling Pinot Noir Brut Nature Anderson Valley, 2018

Mèthode Champenoise Sparkling · Balanced and Complex · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Bee Hunter Wine
Sauvignon Blanc Anderson Valley Skin Contact, 2019

Other White · Balanced, Earthy, Floral, Funky, and Herbaceous · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Bee Hunter Wine
Vin d'Ambre Anderson Valley, 2019

Orange · Balanced, Bold, Herbaceous, Mineral, and Spicy · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Chardonnay Anderson Valley, 2019

California Chardonnay · Balanced · Limited wine (600 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Sonoma Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

Rosé · Balanced · Sonoma, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Elevate Winemaker's Blend, 2017

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Sonoma, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Lichen Estate Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Bee Hunter Wine
Oppenlander Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Oppenlander Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2016

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Docker Hill Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Docker Hill Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2016

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Fashauer Vineyard Anderson Valley Zinfandel, 2016

Zinfandel · Balanced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Old Vines Russian River Valley Zinfandel Zinfandel Reserve, 2013

Zinfandel · Balanced · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Bennett Valley Syrah Reserve, 2013

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Bold, Complex, Gamey, Mineral, and Spicy · Bennett Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Sparkling Chardonnay Fizzy Petnat Style, 2018 (1.5 l)

Pét nat · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Mariah Vineyard Mendocino Ridge Chardonnay, 2017 (1.5 l)

Chardonnay · Balanced · Mendocino Ridge, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2017 (1.5 l)

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Angel Camp Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2016 (1.5 l)

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Oppenlander Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2016 (1.5 l)

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Topophilia Wine Company
Sonoma Coast Rosé Pinot Noir, 2021

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Porch Pounder, and Balanced · Rare wine (126 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Bee Hunter Wine
Lichen Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2018 (1.5 l)

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
SummitVine
Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced · Rare wine (196 cases produced) · Diamond Mountain District, Napa, California

Other
SummitVine
Bogart Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 2020

Pinot Noir · Balanced and Subtle · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Other
SummitVine
Iambic Chardonnay, 2020

California Chardonnay · Balanced · Rare wine (52 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
SummitVine
SummitVine Ranch Diamond Mountain District Diamant Red Blend, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Earthy, Complex, Mineral, and Balanced · Diamond Mountain District, Napa, California

Rare Varietal
Amrita Cellars
Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, 2017

Pinot Noir · Earthy, Floral, Balanced, Mineral, and Complex · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Award Winner
Amrita Cellars
Pinot Noir Russian River, 2018

Pinot Noir · Complex, Balanced, Floral, Fruity, Smooth, and Velvety · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Amrita Cellars
SEIZA Viognier/Grenache Blanc Sonoma Coast, 2021

White Blend · Fresh, Balanced, Fruity, and Floral · Rare wine (53 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Satyr Fire
Ancient Shores Chardonnay Chardonnay Articulate, 2020

Chardonnay · Complex, Fresh, Mineral, Saline, and Fruity · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Soil That Matters
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Rosé Zinfandel, 2019

Rosé · Balanced, Fruity, Complex, and Bold · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Award Winner
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Zinfandel Estate, 2019

Zinfandel · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Biofusion, 2019

Red Blend · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Petite Sirah Estate, 2019

California Petite Sirah · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
Kivelstadt Cellars
Sibling Rivalry Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Earthy · Limited wine (295 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Kivelstadt Cellars
Twice Removed Rosé Carignane and Grenache, 2021

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (628 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Kivelstadt Cellars
Fathers Watch GSC Blend Grenache, Syrah, & Carignane, 2019

Southern Rhone-style Red · Balanced, Earthy, and Fruity · Limited wine (749 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Almost Sold Out
Kivelstadt Cellars
Family Secret Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Floral, and Fresh · Limited wine (584 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Almost Sold Out
Kivelstadt Cellars
The Inheritance Syrah, 2016

Syrah · Bold and Mineral · Limited wine (212 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Merisi Wines
Los Carneros Pinot Gris, 2021

Pinot Gris · Fresh, Mineral, and Fruity · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Los Carneros, Napa Valley, California

Morning Harvest
Retro Cellars
Howell Mountain Petite Sirah, 2014

California Petite Sirah · Balanced and Savory · Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California

Other

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