Opolo Vineyards wins Gold and Double Gold at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Opolo Strikes Gold at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

We are excited to share that Opolo earned two Double Gold medals as well as a Gold medal at the prestigious 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

The2020 Cabernet SauvignonPaso Robles and 2019 Syrah Reserve Willow Creek District both earned the Double Gold distinction, while the 2021 Summit Creek Cabernet Sauvignon secured a Gold Medal.

Billed as “the largest competition of American wines,” the 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition was completed on January 20. The competition featured more than 50 judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating 5,500 wines from more than 1,000 wineries.

Opolo Cabernet Sauvignon, winner of San Francisco Chronical Double Gold

A Passion for Cabernet

These results were no doubt a powerful reinforcement of Opolo’s passion for Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon. Indeed, Cabernet Sauvignon has been a mainstay at Opolo for more than a decade. During this time, Paso Robles has risen to global recognition as a world-class region for this iconic Bordeaux variety. 

For our main 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, we sourced fruit from our westside Willow Creek District estate vineyards as well as select vineyards across the region to create an exemplary expression of Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon. Meanwhile, the 2021 Summit Creek Cabernet Sauvignon is our most approachable and widely distributed Cabernet Sauvignon, also hailing from a selection of coastal and inland vineyards. This is an immensely accessible Cabernet Sauvignon that offers extraordinary value. 

Finally, the 2019 Syrah is a limited-production reserve wine that comes exclusively from our estate Dove Pond Vineyard in the Willow Creek District, which is renowned for producing some of our region’s most formidable Rhône-style wines. Come experience the acclaimed wines of Opolo at our tasting room, set amid our estate vineyards in the Willow Creek District.