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Awards & Recognition

2019

This year I entered a new one for me the Bottle Shock Open in Lodi.  And took a bronze medal for my 2015 Chardonnay and an Honerable mention for my my 2016 Syrah.

I also entered the Winemaker International again and got another bronze for my 2016 Syrah.

2019

This year I entered a new one for me the Bottle Shock Open in Lodi.  And took a bronze medal for my 2015 Chardonnay and an Honerable mention for my my 2016 Syrah.

I also entered the Winemaker International again and got another bronze for my 2016 Syrah.

 

2018

2018 AwardsThis year with my 2016 Syrah!  I won a silver medal at the Alameda County Fair and a Bronze at the Winemaker International Competition!  Also a lot of positive feedback from people who have tasted it.

 

 

 

2016

for my 2014 Old vine Zin, I took 2nd Place at the Contra Costa Wine Group judging, and on 21 May 2016 I was awarded a silver medal for my 2014 Old Vine Zin at the 2016 Winemaker Conference in Santa Rosa, CA.

2016 Silver

2015

On 19 June 2015 I sampled my 2011 Petite Sirah, my 2012 Syrah, and my 2014 Vognier and Pinot Gris at the 2015 Ruth Bancroft Gardens  Scuplture Show to good comments (many repeat customers). Gave me a good feeling.

Got a nice thank you letter from then:

Thank you all so much again for your generous donation and gracious service of your wines on Friday’s Preview Party. We grossed over $24,000 that evening.

The Garden couldn’t be here without the wonderful help of folks like you. 

Best, 

Gretchen Bartzen

Executive Director

The Ruth Bancroft Garden

1552 Bancroft Road

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Ruth Bancrof Gardens

 

 

MIke Albrecht, P.E.

Or my excursion into winemaking

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