The 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest competition of American wines in the world.
This highly regarded wine competition, with it’s panel of world class professional wine judges, sorted through 6,417 wines that were submitted for consideration from commercial wineries across America. The judges narrowed the entries to an exclusive few that were worthy of recognition and awarded bronze, silver, gold and double gold medals.
Brengman Brothers scored six medals, including a Double Gold! Here’s a list of the winners:
– Double Gold Medal: 2013 Riesling Spätlese
– Gold Medal: 2013 Riesling Trocken
– Silver Medal: 2010 Riesling Med Sweet
– Silver Medal: 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay Artist Series
– Bronze Medal: 2012 Pinot Noir Artist Series
– Bronze Medal: 2013 Block 65 Blend
Here’s Maggie’s report from the public tasting that was held on Feb 14;
Everything went really well at Fort Mason. It was a beautiful sunny and surprisingly warm day in the city so everybody was in great spirits. Lots of wineries there! We were next to Brick and Mortar from Napa Valley and a Champagne company from Sonoma. They were definitely surprised to see a Michigan winery there.
A lot of people were trying the wines because we were one of the few riesling pourers there. Also got a lot of people requesting to try “the Michigan wine” they had heard about. Met a winery from Wisconsin too, they understood the struggle of getting recognition for such great wines. It was funny because many times someone would ask “Where is the winery from” and I would say, “Northern Michigan” and they would say, “No honey, not where you are from.. where is the winery from.” That being said we had a lot of people visit the table more than once, especially near the end of the day. They said they wanted to be sure the Riesling was the last thing they tasted, they really loved it.