San Francisco Chronicle Competition -“Heavy Medal” for Precept!

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

The 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has set a new American wine competition record with an astounding 5,500 entries, surpassing its previous record of 5,050 last year.

Apex Ascent 2008 Merlot won GOLD for its price and varietal category; this win takes them to the competition’s public tasting at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center in San Francisco from 2-5 pm on February 18, 2012.

Other Precept wines taking home awards included:

  • Apex Cellars – 2009 Chardonnay – Silver
  • Apex Cellars-2008 Merlot – Bronze
  • Apex Ascent – 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver
  • Apex Ascent –2009 Red Blend – Bronze
  • Chocolate Shop – NV (dessert) Red Wine – Bronze
  • The Originals – 2008 Syrah – Bronze
  • Waterbrook – 2010 Melange Blanc – Silver
  • Waterbrook – 2009 Merlot – Bronze
  • Waterbrook – 2010 Chardonnay – Bronze
  • For nine consecutive years, this prestigious competition holds strong as the “Largest Competition of American Wines in the World.”

“This new record serves as an affirmation that every year wine consumers look toward the SFCWC award medal winning wines as a barometer when purchasing their wines,” said Bob Fraser, SFCWC Executive Director. “We are thrilled that wineries all over the United States understand and respect the outstanding caliber of our 65 judges from throughout the wine industry and the country.”

Results were announced online at and on Friday afternoon, January 6, 2012.

More about each of these wines can be found at

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