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The 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Official Judges Dinner host is DeLoach Vineyards of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, California.
DeLoach Vineyards focuses on small-lot winemaking, giving exceptional care and attention to their Russian River Valley, O.F.S. and Vineyard Designate wines. Their passion is Pinot Noir - the noble variety of Burgundy that demands a delicate, labor-intensive process to showcase the exceptional terroir and complexity of the Russian River Valley and beyond. They have the diligence required to produce truly original, terroir-driven Pinot Noir. In keeping with their Burgundian Heritage, they use French open-top wood fermentors for all their Russian River Valley, O.F.S, and Vineyard Designate Pinot Noirs, as well as their old-vine Zinfandel. They also practice hand punch-downs, known as pigeage -- another Burgundian winemaking tradition.
As dedicated to their wines, they are equally passionate about the long-term health and vitality of our terroir, so they have a particular focus on biodynamic, organic and sustainable winemaking.
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San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Official Judges Dinner Winery Hosts:
2012: The Hess Collection
Host: The Hess Collection
2011: Clos du Bois Winery
Host: Clos du Bois Winery
2010: Trione Vineyards and Winery
Host: The Trione Family
2009: Rodney Strong Vineyards
Host: Tom Klein, Proprietor
2008: Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Estate
Hosts: Robert Carroll, General Manager & Ciara Meaney, Senior Marketing Director
2007: Brown-Forman Wines
Held at Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
2006: Peju Winery, Rutherford
Hosts: Tony, Herta, and Lisa Peju
2005: Kendall Jackson Wine Estates, Santa Rosa
Hosts: Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke
2004: Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville
Hosts: Robert and Margrit Mondavi
2003: Gallo of Sonoma, Healdsburg
Host: Gina Gallo
2002: Korbel Champagne Cellars, Geyserville
Host: Chris Wills
2001: Beringer Wine Estates, Asti
Host: Tom Peterson