San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 
Award Winners 2014
2010 Inspiration Red (Best of Class) 
2010 Petite Sirah (Double Gold) - SOLD OUT
2012 Chardonnay (Double Gold) 
2011 Old Vine Zinfandel (Bronze)




2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Heartfelt Wines won big with a solid showing at our first ever SF Chronicle Wine Competition, earning nods for each of four varietals entered. Sixty-five industry experts from across the country judged 5,825 entries during the first week of January at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair in Sonoma, CA. Over 1,500 wineries participated in this prestigious competition, making it the largest competition of American wines in the world. According to the competition directors, Bob and Scott Fraser, “A gold medal winner from a winery within a certain price point signifies that they are within the top ten percent of quality wines in the country.”

Our flagship 2010 Inspiration Red took Best of Class in the “All Red Blends over $35” category! Out of the 78 awards in this category, the 2010 Inspiration Red earned top billing. Approximately two percent of the wines entered across all categories were awarded this honor. Heartfelt’s new 2012 Chardonnay came away with impressive Double Gold honors, as did the 2010 Petite Sirah, in their respective price categories. And our new 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel received a Bronze award.


2013 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
In September, 2013, our 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel was found to exhibit "superior varietal character" and took a silver medal in the 2013 Sonoma County Harvest Fair, in a contest exclusively for Sonoma County varietals.


2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Summer of 2013 started off with our first wine competition win. Our flagship wine, the 2010 Inspiration Red, earned a silver medal at the 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Over 4,500 wines were judged from 29 states and 30 countries by 52 of the wine industry's best palates. We are honored to be in the company of so many renowned winemakers, and it was exciting to win a silver medal in our first competition.