Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2010 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition.

 

Marking its 71st anniversary, the L.A. International Wine & Spirits Competition has evolved in name and scope to feature 3,200 wine entries from around the world, judged by 75 of the leading international wine experts.

 

Last year, our judges chose the best red and white wines of the Competition based on price point. The award winners are broken down into the categories $14.99 and under, $15-$29.99 and $30 and up.

 

The public had the first opportunity to taste the award-winning wines at Wine & Cars Under the Stars, a fundraising event to benefit the education programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex.


2010 BEST OF SHOW

 

BEST OF SHOW - LIMITED PRODUCTION
Kiona Vineyards & Winery, Ice Wine - Chenin Blanc,
Red Mountain, 2008

 

BEST OF SHOW - WINE WORLD OF SPORTS
Lasorda, Chianti Classico, Tuscany DOCG, 2007

 

BEST OF SHOW - BORDEAUX COMPETITION
Château Montet, Bordeaux Rouge AOC France, 2008

 

BEST OF SHOW - BORDEAUX SUPÉRIEUR COMPETITION
Château Marac, Pourquoi Pas Moi, Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge AOC France, 2005

 

 

BEST OF SHOW - RED $14.99 AND UNDER
Villa San Juliette, Petite Sirah, Paso Robles, 2008

 

BEST OF SHOW - RED $15.00 - $29.99
Armida Winery, Zinfandel, Poizin, Sonoma County, California, 2008

 

BEST OF SHOW - RED $30.00 AND UP
Prime Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, Midoriya Hills Vineyard,
Napa Valley, 2007

 

BEST OF SHOW – WHITE $14.99 AND UNDER
Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery, Pinot Blanc, Birch Canoe,
Okanagan Valley VQA, 2008

 

BEST OF SHOW - WHITE $15.00 - $29.99
James Arthur Vineyards, Edelweiss, Nebraska, 2009

 

BEST OF SHOW - WHITE $30.00 AND UP
Dutcher Crossing Winery, Chardonnay, Stuhlmuller Vineyard, Alexander Valley, 2008

 

2010 BEST OF DIVISION AWARDS

 

BEST SPARKLING WINE, LIMITED PRODUCTION
Terre Di San Venanzio Fortunato, Prosecco,
Extra Dry, Valdobbiadene DOCG, 2009

 

BEST WHITE WINE, LIMITED PRODUCTION
Vignaioli Contra Soarda, Vespaiolo, Breganze DOC, 2009

 

BEST ROSÉ WINE, LIMITED PRODUCTION
D & L Carinalli Vineyards, Diane’s Delight, California, 2009

 

BEST RED, LIMITED PRODUCTION
Muscardini Cellars, Sangiovese, Monte Rosso Vineyards,
Sonoma Valley, 2008

 

BEST SPARKLING WINE
Mumm Napa, Brut Rosé, Napa Valley

 

BEST ROSÉ
Callaway Vineyard & Winery, Rosé of Sangiovese, Special Selection, Temecula, 2009

 

BEST ICE WINE
Inniskillin, Vidal Ice Wine, Niagara Peninsula VQA, 2006

 

BEST ORGANIC WINE
Bonterra Vineyards, Merlot, Mendocino County, 2007

 

BEST FORTIFIED DESSERT WINE
Sonoma Valley Portworks, Tawny Port, Maduro, Australia

 

BEST SAKÉ
Manabito, Kimoto Junmai Ginjo, Akita, Japan


2010 BEST OF VARIETAL AWARDS

 

BEST CHARDONNAY
Dutcher Crossing Winery, Stuhmuller Vineyard, Alexander Valley, 2008

 

BEST RIESLING
Heron Hill Winery, Ingle Vineyard, Finger Lakes, 2007

 

BEST PINOT GRIS
Hedgeline, Oregon, 2008

 

BEST SAUVIGNON BLANC
SeaGlass, Santa Barbara County, 2009

 

BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Prime Cellars, Midoriya Hills Vineyard, Napa Valley, 2007

 

BEST MERLOT
Estancia Estates, Keyes Canyon Ranches, Central Coast, 2007

 

BEST MERITAGE
Nk’Mip Cellars, Qwam Qwmt, Okanagan Valley VQA, 2007

 

BEST PINOT NOIR
Alana Estate, Single Vineyard, Martinborough, New Zealand, 2008

 

BEST SHIRAZ
Groom Wines, Barossa Valley, Australia, 2008

 

BEST ZINFANDEL
Armida Winery, Maple Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, 2008

 

 

2010 BEST OF CLASS AWARDS - LIMITED PRODUCTION

 

Chateau Frank, Limited Production, Sparkling Wine, Blanc de Blanc, Finger Lakes, 2002
Terre Di San Venanzio Fortunato, Limited Production, Prosecco, Extra Dry, Valdobbiadene DOCG, 2009
Alana Estate, Limited Production, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2009

D & L Carinalli Vineyards, Limited Production, Rosé, Diane’s Delight, California, 2009
Malibu Vineyards, Limited Production, Cabernet Franc, Estate Vineyard, Western Malibu, 2007
Fontanella Family Winery, Limited Production, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, 2005
Trecini Winery, Limited Production, Merlot, Russian River Valley, 2007
B & E Winery, Limited Production, Red Blends, Red Rhythm, Paso Robles, 2007
Leveroni Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Seven Oaks Vineyard, Sonoma Valley 2007

Alana Estate, Limited Production, Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand, 2008

Jazz Cellars, Limited Production, Zinfandel, Teldeschi Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, 2008
Toucan Wines, Limited Production, Zinfandel, Estate, Arroyo Grande Valley, 2007
Eberle Winery, Limited Production, Viognier, Mill Road Vineyard, Paso Robles, 2009
Axis Mundi, Limited Production, Syrah, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2008
Grizzly Republic, Limited Production, Petite Sirah, Roadrunner Farm, Paso Robles, 2007
Muscardini Cellars, Limited Production, Sangiovese, Monte Rosso Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, 2008

Le Fonti a San Giorgio, Chianti, Montespertoli, DOCG Italy 2007

San Giorgio Alle Rose, Limited Production, Riserva, Chianti Classico DOCG, 2007
Pinio, Limited Production, Clan Destino, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2004
Caprili, Limited Production, Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2004
PureCos, Limited Production, Super Tuscan Blends, Napa Valley, 2006
Fattoria La Ripa, Limited Production, Italian Blends, Annata DOCG, 2008
Kiona Vineyards & Winery, Limited Production, Ice Wine - Chenin Blanc, Red Mountain, 2008
Castel Vecchio, Limited Production, Dessert Wine, Riserva, Armida Vin Santo del Chianti DOC, 2005
Saint James Spirits, Limited Production, Raspberry Regale, USA
Domaine de Chaberton Estate, Limited Production, Siegerrebe, Fraser Valley, BC VQA, 2008
La Fata Galanti, Limited Production, Nero D’Avola, Sicilia IGT, 2008
Feudi Imperiali, Limited Production, Catarratto, Alqamah, DOC Alcamo, 2008
Vignaioli Contra Soarda, Limited Production, Vespaiolo, Breganze DOC, 2009
Il Pioppo, Limited Production, Donna Giulia, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, 2006
Robert Cipresso, Limited Production, Cesanese, Lazio IGT, 2005

 

2010 BEST OF CLASS AWARDS - TRADITIONAL

 

Lasorda, Wine World of Sports, Chianti Classico DOCG, 2007

Galleano Winery, Fortified Wines, Angelica, Ancient Old Vines, Cucamonga Valley
Sonoma Valley Portworks, Fortified Wines, Muscat, A3, Australia
Sonoma Valley Portworks, Fortified Wines, Tawny Port, Maduro, Australia
Stephen & Walker Winery, Fortified Wines, Portenteous, California. 2004
Rancho De Philo, Triple Cream Sherry, Cucamonga Valley
St. Amant Winery, Fortified Wines, Vintage Port, Bootleg, Amador County, 2008
Château Montet, Bordeaux/Bordeaux Supérieur, Bordeaux Rouge AOC, 2008
Château Marac, Bordeaux/Bordeaux Supérieur, Cuvee Pourquio Pas Moi, Bordeaux AOC, 2005
Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves, Methode Champenoise, Blanc de Noir, Carneros
Belhurst Estate Winery, Methode Champenoise, Natural, Finger Lakes
Mumm Napa, Methode Champenoise, Brut Prestige, Napa Valley
Mumm Napa, Methode Champenoise, Brut Rosé, Napa Valley
Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves, Vintage Methode Champenoise, Carneros Cuvee, Carneros, 1999
Androla, Prosecco, Extra Dry, Dirupo, Valdobbiadene DOC
South Coast Winery, Sparkling Brut, Bulk/Charmat Process, Temecula Valley
Goose Watch Winery, Sparkling Rosé, Pinot Noir Brut Rosé, Finger Lakes
Montevina Winery, Barbera, Amador County, 2007
Rock Wall Wine Company, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley, 2008
HRM Rex Goliath, Cabernet Sauvignon, Non Vintage, California
Little Black Dress, Cabernet Sauvignon, 0 - $14.99, California, 2008
Napa Creek Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, 0 - $14.99, Napa Valley, 2007
Cameron Hughes Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, $15.00 - $29.99, Lot 157, Yountville, Napa Valley, 2007
Prime Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, $30.00 - $49.99, District 4, Napa Valley, 2007
Adelaida Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, $30.00 - $49.99, Paso Robles, 2007
Prime Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, $50.00 and up, Midoriya Hills Vineyard, Napa Valley, 2007
Monte Oro Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, $30.00 and up, Reserve, Estate Grown, Temecula Valley, 2006
Hacienda Altavina, Carmenere, Central Valley, Chile, 2008

Blumenhof Vineyards, Chambourcin, Missouri, 2008

J. Lohr Vineyards, Valdiguie, Wildflower, Monterey, 2009

Desert Hills Estate Winery, Gamay, Okanagan Valley VQA, 2009

 

2010 BEST OF CLASS AWARDS - TRADITIONAL

 

Marilyn Remark Winery, Grenache, Wild Horse Road Vineyard, Monterey County, 2007
Still Waters Vineyards, Malbec (Domestic), Estate, Paso Robles, 2007
Dante Robino, Malbec, Estate Bottled, Mendoza Argentina, 2008
Villa San Juliette, Merlot, 0 - $14.99, Paso Robles, 2008
Estancia Estates, Merlot, 0 - $14.99, Keyes Canyon Ranches, Central Coast, 2007
J. Lohr Vineyards, Merlot, $15.00 - $29.99, Estates, Los Osos, Paso Robles, 2007
Farnese, OPI, Riserva, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOCG, 2006
Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Mourvedre, Lime Kiln Valley, 2007
Blumenhof Vineyards, Cynthiana, Missouri, 2008
Villa San Juliette, Petite Sirah, 0 - $14.99, Paso Robles, 2008
Ortman Family Vineyards, Petite Sirah, $15.00 and up, Wittstrom Vineyard, Paso Robles, 2007
Seven Sisters, Pinotage Blend, Dawn, Western Cape, 2008
Castle Rock Winery, Pinot Noir, 0 - $14.99, Monterey County, 2008
Mossback, Pinot Noir, $15.00 - $29.99, Russian River Valley, 2008

Alana Estate, Pinot Noir, $30.00 and up, Single Vineyard, Martinborough, 2008
Handley Cellars, Pinot Noir, 0 - $29.99, Mendocino County, 2007
Mendelson Vineyards, Pinot Noir, $30.00 and up, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2007
Castello Di Meleto, Chianti Classico DOCG, Riserva, Vigna Casi, 2005
St Hallett, Shiraz, 0 - $14.99, Gamekeeper’s, Barossa Valley, Australia, 2008
Groom Wines, Shiraz, $15.00 and up, Barossa Valley, Australia, 2008
J. Lohr Vineyards, Syrah, Estates, South Ridge, Paso Robles, 2007
South Coast Winery, Syrah, $30.00 and up, Carter Estate, South Coast, 2007
Earthquake, Michael-David Vineyards, Syrah, Lodi, 2006
El Pensador, Tempranillo, Campo de Borja DO Spain, 2008
McManis Family Vineyards, Zinfandel, 0 - $14.99, California, 2008
Armida Winery, Zinfandel, $15.00 - $29.99, Poizin, Sonoma County, 2008
Armida Winery, Zinfandel, $30.00 and up, Maple Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, 2008
R & B Cellars, Zinfandel, 0 - $14.99, Swingsville, Lodi, 2007
Ravenswood Winery, Zinfandel, $14.00 - $29.99, Old Vine, Sonoma County, 2007
Haywood Estate, Zinfandel, $30.00 and up, Rocky Terrace, Sonoma Valley, 2007

 

2010 BEST OF CLASS AWARDS - TRADITIONAL

 

Nk’Mip Cellars, Meritage, Okanagan Valley VQA, 2007
Justin Vineyards & Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah Blends, Savant, Paso Robles, 2007
Calcareous Vineyard, Rhone Style Blend, Tres’ Violet, Paso Robles, 2007
Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Negrette, Calleri Vineyard, San Benito, 2008
Terre De La Custodia, Grechetto, Martani DOC Italy, 2008
Cooperative Winery of Nemea, Agiorgitiko, Nemea, Greece, 2007
J. LohrVineyards, Chardonnay, Oaked, 0 - $14.99, Estates, Riverstone, Arroyo Seco, 2008
Murphy-Goode, Chardonnay, Oaked, 0 - $14.99, California, 2008
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, Chardonnay, Oaked, $15.00 - $29.99, Estate, Arroyo Grande Valley, 2008
Chardonnay, Oaked, $30.00 and up, Stuhlmuller Vineyard, Alexander Valley, 2008
Mission Hill Family Estate, Chardonnay, Oaked, $15.00 and up, Reserve, Okanagan Valley VQA, 2007
Lafond Winery, Chardonnay, Oaked, Santa Rita Hills, 2006
JoieFarm, Chardonnay, Unoaked, Okanagan Valley VQA, 2009
South Coast Winery, Chardonnay, Unoaked, $15.00 and up, Sans Chene, Temecula Valley, 2008
James Arthur Vineyards, Edelweiss, Nebraska, 2009
Navarro Vineyards, Gewurztraminer, Dry, Anderson Valley, Mendocino, 2008
Ventana Vineyards, Gewurztraminer, Medium Dry, Estate Grown, Arroyo Seco, 2008
Black Box, Riesling, Dry, Columbia Valley, 2008
Jekel Vineyards, Riesling, Dry, Monterey, 2008
Heron Hill Winery, Riesling, Medium Dry, Ingle Vineyard, Finger Lakes, 2007
Chateau Grand Traverse, Riesling, Medium Sweet, Lot 49, Old Mission Peninsula, 2008
Polka Dot, Riesling, Medium Sweet, Pfalz, Germany, 2008
Blue Teal, Muscat, Sweet, New Mexico, 2009
Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery, Pinot Blanc, Birch Canoe, Okanagan Valley VQA 2008
Hedgeline, Pinot Gris, Oregon, 2008
Sandhill Wines, Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley VQA, 2009
Seaglass, Sauvignon Blanc, 0 - $14.99, Santa Barbara County, 2009
Silver Ridge Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, 0 - $14.99, California, 2009
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery, Sauvignon Blanc, $15.00 and up, Okanagan Valley VQA, 2009
Blumenhof Vineyards, Seyval Blanc, Missouri, 2009

2010 BEST OF CLASS AWARDS - TRADITIONAL

 

Vendange, Symphony, California
Alamos, Torrontes, The Wines of Catena, Salta, 2009
Tabor Hill, Traminette, Dry, Lake Michigan Shore, 2008
Swedish Hill Winery, Vidal, Finger Lakes, 2009
Stonehill Wine Company, Vignoles, Missouri, 2009
South Coast Winery, Viognier, Temecula Valley, 2007
St. Supery, White Bordeaux Blends, Virtu, Napa Valley, 2008
South Coast Winery, White Rhone Style Blends, GVR, Temecula Valley, 2008
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, Carlos, Southern White, Florida
Chateau De Cruzeau, Pessac-Leognan, White AOC France, 2007
Husch Vineyards, Late Harvest Gewurztraminer, Estate, Anderson Valley, 2008
Magnotta Winery, Ice Wine – Riesling, Limited Edition, Niagara Peninsula VQA, 2007
Inniskillin, Ice Wine – Vidal, Niagara Peninsula VQA, 2006
Magnotta Winery, Sparkling Ice Wine, Niagara Peninsula VQA, 2008
Dr. Konstantin Frank, Riesling, Select Late Harvest, Bunch Select, Finger Lakes, 2008
Inniskillin, Ice Wine – Cabernet Franc, Niagara Peninsula VQA, 2007
Red Rooster Winery, Rosé – Bordeaux Varietals, Oakangan Valley VQA, 2009
V. Sattui Winery, Gamay Rosé, California, 2009
Callaway Vineyard & Winery, Rosé of Sangiovese, Temecula, 2009
Cape Peak, Syrah Rosé, Western Cape, South Africa, 2009
Sofia, Rosé, Monterey, 2009
Terra d’Oro Winery, Rosé, Amador County, 2008
Penguin Bay Winery, Rosé of Chambourcin, Finger Lakes, 2009
Coyote Moon Vineyards, Rosé, Sweet, River Run, Finger Lakes, 2007
Forest Glen Winery, White Merlot, Forest Fire, California, 2008
Korbel Champagne Cellars, Organic Wines, Sparkling Brut, Organically Grown Grapes, California

Bonterra Vineayrds, Organic Wines, Merlot, Mendocino County, 2007

Manabito, Saké, Kimoto Junmai Ginjo, Akita, Japan

Click here for a list of all 2010 award winning wines by winery
Click here for a list of 2010 Packaging Design results

Click here for a list of 2010 Wine Awards by Country

Click here for a list of 2010 Wine Awards by Division Class

Cick here for a list of 2010 Wine Awards by Medal

 

View past competition results below:
2009 Winner’s List

 

2014 Competition Dates:
May 14-15, 2014