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15 July 2014 News


We are thrilled to announce that Cinzia Merli, owner of Le Macchiole in Bolgheri, Italy, has been bestowed the Andre Tchelistcheff Winemaker of the Year honor by the notable judges of the San Francisco International Wine Competition. The 34th Annual Competition took place at the Nikko Hotel in downtown San Francisco in June 2014. 4,570 wines were entered from 26 states and 31 countries. The Winemaker of the Year award is given to a small production winery earning the most medal points in the competition, and is named for one of the pioneers of the modern California wine industry.

See below for the official results of the Le Macchiole wines in the competition:

Messorio IGT Toscana 2011 – Bronze Medal

Paleo Bianco IGT Toscana 2012 – Silver Medal

Scrio IGT Toscana 2011 – Gold Medal

Paleo Rosso IGT Toscana 2011 – Gold Medal

Bolgheri Rosso 2012 – Double Gold Medal

Best Proprietary Red Blend of the Entire Competition

Congratulations to Cinzia on these extraordinary results!