ABOUT WINE COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS

Burbank Ranch has submitted it’s wines to a wide variety of competitions, 12 different competitions to date. We have submitted different vintages and different wines to some of these competitions multiple times. The competitions range geographically from Florida to San Francisco.

  1. Paso Robles County Fair/Central Coast 5 Counties Wine Competition
  2. Orange County Fair Wine Competition
  3. San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper Wine Competition
  4. San Diego International Wine Competition
  5. American Fine Wine Competition
  6. Sunset Magazine Wine Competition
  7. Critics Choice Challenge
  8. Sommelier Challenge
  9. Los Angeles International Wine Competition
  10. Wine Enthusiast Magazine
  11. World Wine Championship
  12. Texsom International Wine Awards

Robert T. Hodgson, Professor Emeritus from Humbolt State University at Arcata, CA made an interesting discovery by examining the same wines submitted to different competitions. When comparing the same wine submitted to different competitions, he noted one competition may give a wine a Gold Medal while the same wine may receive no award, what-so-ever, at another (download pdf of the paper “An Analysis of the Concordance Among 13 U. S. Wine Competitions”).

We have noticed a similar phenomenon. For example, in the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – the largest event for American Wines in the world – our 2012 Malbec received a Double Gold Award. In the “Texsom” International Wine Competition in Dallas, TX our 2012 Malbec received a Silver Award. Similarly, our 2012 Grenache was given a Best of Show for Grenache (92 points) at the San Diego International Wine Competition while it received a Bronze Award at the Texsom event. Which judging should one believe?

Perhaps YOU are the best judge of the wines you like. Try our wines and judge for yourself.


Awards
 

2016 Central Coast Wine Competition

Gold, Best of Class
2013 Malbec

Gold, 94 Points
2014 Arneis

Gold, 91 Points
2014 Albariño

Gold, 90 Points
2013 Syrah

Silver
2014 Grenache/Mourvédre Rosé
2014 Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Grenache Noir
2013 GSM
2013 Tempranillo


2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Double Gold
2013 Syrah "Sunset"

Gold
2014 Arneis "Little Rascal"
2013 Grenache "Morning Fog"
2013 Malbec "Hidden Path"

Silver
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon "Fortunate Sun"
2013 GSM Red Blend "Complimentary"
2013 Sangiovese "Volunteer"
2014 Sauvignon Blanc "Summer Moon"
2014 Zinfandel Rosé "Summer Dreams"

Bronze
2014 Alariño "Howling Coyote"
2014 GSM Rosé "Picnic Meadow"
2013 Tempranillo "Winter Moon"


2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Double Gold
2012 Malbec "Hidden Path"

Gold
2012 Mourvédre "Summer Storm"
2012 Grenache "Morning Fog"


2015 San Diego International Wine Competition

Best in Class
2012 Grenache "Morning Fog" (92 Points)

Gold
2012 Sangiovese “Volunteer” (90 points)
2012 Tempranillo “Winter Moon” (90 points)

Silver
2012 Malbec “Hidden Path” (89 points)
2012 Mourvédre “ Summer Storm” (89 points)
2013 Sauvignon Blanc Semi-sweet “Summer Moon” (87 points)
2013 Syrah Rosé “Friends” (87 points)
2013 Zinfandel Rosé “Summer Dreams” (87 points)
2013 Zinfandel “Fall Colors” (87 points)


2015 American Fine Wine Competition

Best of Class
2013 Grenache Rosé "Picnic Meadow"

Silver
2012 Sangiovese "Volunteer"
2013 Zinfandel "Fall Colors"


2014 Beverage Tasting Institute Award

89 Points
2012 Mourvedre "Summer Storm"

86 Points
2012 Grenache "Morning Fog"


2014 Wine Enthusiast Magazine Award

91 Points
2012 Red Blend "Changing Leaves"


2014 Wine Enthusiast Magazine Awards

91 Points
2012 Malbec "Hidden Path"

87 Points
2012 Mourvèdre "Summer Storm"
2012 Grenache "Picnic Meadow"


2014 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition

Gold
2012 Grenache "Morning Fog"

Silver
2013 Zinfandel "Fall Colors"
2012 Malbec "Hidden Path"
2012 Sangiovese "Volunteer"


2014 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

Silver
2013 Grenache Rosé "Picnic Meadow"
2013 Grenache Blanc "Summertime"


2014 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition

Silver
2011 Malbec "Hidden Path"
2011 Tempranillo "Winter Moon"

Bronze
2012 Sauvignon Blanc "Summer Moon"


2014 Orange County Fair

Gold
2013 Arneis "Little Rascal"
2013 Grenache Rosé "Picnic Meadow"

Silver
2013 Syrah Rosé "Friends"

Bronze
2013 Grenache Blanc "Summertime"


2014 San Diego International Wine Competition

Gold
2012 Zinfandel "Fall Colors" - Estate Grown


2014 Central Coast Wine Competition

Gold
2013 Arneis "Little Rascal"

Bronze
2013 Grenache Rosé "Picnic Meadow"


2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

Best of Class - Gold - 96 Points
2010 Syrah "Sunset"

Silver
2012 Arneis "Little Rascal"

Bronze
2011 Tempranillo "Winter Moon"


2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competitions

Gold
2012 Arneis, Paso Robles
2011 Malbec, Paso Robles

Silver
2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles
2012 Zinfandel, Paso Robles
2011 Tempranillo, Paso Robles


2014 American Fine Wine Competition

Double Gold
2010 Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles

Silver
2012 Zinfandel, Paso Robles
2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles


2013 Orange County Fair

Gold
2012 Syrah, "Sunset" Paso Robles
2012 Sauvignon Blanc, "Summer Moon" Paso Robles

Silver
2012 Grenache Rose, "Picnic Meadow" Paso Robles
2012 Grenache Blanc, "Summertime" Paso Robles


Central Coast Wine Competition July 2013

Best in Class
2010 Cabernet Franc, "Sire" Paso Robles

Gold
2012 Sauvignon Blanc, "Summer Moon" Paso Robles

Silver
2012 Arneis "Little Rascal" Paso Robles
2010 Syrah "Sunset" Paso Robles

Bronze
2012 Grenache Blanc "Summertime" Paso Robles
2012 Grenache Rose "Picnic Meadow" Paso Robles
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, "Fortunate Sun", Paso Robles


San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2013

Double Gold
2010 Cabernet Franc, "Sire," Paso Robles

Gold
2010 Syrah, "Sunset," Paso Robles

Silver
2010 Grenache Blanc, "Summertime," Paso Robles
2011 Dry White Zinfandel, "Summer Dreams." Paso Robles

Bronze
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, "Fortunate Sun," Paso Robles


San Diego International Wine Competition, 2013

Gold
2010 Cabernet Franc, "Sire," Paso Robles

Silver
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, "Fortunate Sun," Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
2010 Grenache Blanc, "Summertime," Paso Robles
2010 Syrah, "Sunset," Paso Robles


Central Coast Wine Competition, July 2012

Best of Class
2010 Cabernet Franc, "Sire," Paso Robles

Gold
2010 Grenache Blanc, "Summertime," Paso Robles
2010 Cabernet Franc, "Sire," Paso Robles

Silver
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, "Fortunate Sun," Paso Robles
2010 Syrah, "Sunset," Paso Robles

Bronze
2010 Sauvignon Blanc, "Summer Moon,” Paso Robles