Vino Noceto Sangioveses have a long history of awards within the wine community--even though we constantly seem to see our wines competing against each other! For the past five years we’ve been tracking our many awards, and here are some interesting facts and statistics that we’ve gathered:

Some Fun Factoids

A Double Gold medal is awarded rarely – only when all judges unanimously agree that the wine should receive a Gold medal. Noceto wines have earned numerous Double Gold awards, including (most recently) a Double Gold for the Almirante (port) Dessert Wine.

Over the past five years, all of our Sangiovese wines entered into competitions have received a Double Gold, Gold, or Silver medal. In total, 105 of 110 entries received an award!

In 21 vintages, our Sangioveses have earned Best of Show three times at the Amador County Fair, plus Best of Region and Best Sangiovese at the prestigious California State Fair.

Our success in commercial wine competitions extends beyond Sangiovese. All wines entered into competitions in the last five years have been awarded at least once, with 90% earning Double Gold, Gold, or Silver medals.

Awards -- Current Wines

2013 Noceto Sangiovese: Good Value--Connoseur's Guide; Silver--California State Fair, Amador County Fair, Orange County, San Diego Toast of the Coast, San Francisco International.
NV Rosso: Best of Class/Gold--San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
2012 OGP Zinfandel: Gold--San Diego Toast of the Coast, San Francisco Chronicle.
2012 Linsteadt Barbera: Double Gold--San Francisco International.
2014 Pinot Grigio: Silver--San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
2015 Frivolo: Best Moscato/Gold--San Diego Toast of the Coast.
2015 Rosato di Sangiovese: Gold--Amador County Fair.
Almirante [Port-style Dessert Wine]: Double Gold--San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Noteworthy Awards (Historic)

1991 Noceto Sangiovese: Two Puffs--Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine.
1993 Noceto Sangiovese: Double Gold--California State Fair; Best of Show--Amador County Fair.
1995 Noceto Sangiovese: Best of Region--California State Fair; Best of Show--Amador County Fair.
1999 Noceto Sangiovese: Best of Class--New World International Wine Competition; 'Top 100 Wines of 2001'--San Francisco Chronicle.
2010 Pinot Grigio: Double Gold--SF Chronicle Wine Competition.2008 Noceto Sangiovese: 'Top Ten Brands of 2013'--WINE BUSINESS MONTHLY.
2009 Misto Sangiovese: Best of Show/Best Red Wine/Best Amador Italian/Best Sangiovese/Gold--Amador County Fair; Gold--Orange County Fair.
2009 Dos Oakies Sangiovese: Best Sangiovese/Gold--California State Fair.
2009 Marmellata Sangiovese: Double Gold--Orange County Fair.
2010 Noceto Sangiovese: Best of Class/Gold--Rodeo Uncorked! International.
2010 Riserva Sangiovese: Best of Class/Gold--Sunset Magazine Int'l. Wine Competition.
2011 Noceto Sangiovese: Best of Class of Region/Gold--California State Fair.
2012 Noceto Sangiovese: Chairman's Award/Unanymous Gold--Riverside International.
2012 Riserva Sangiovese: Best of Class/Chairman's Award/Unanymous Gold/Sweepstakes Nominee - Long Beach International.