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Recent Award Press Release

Truckee River Winery is proud to once again be recognized by the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. At this year’s 20th annual event, Truckee River Winery took home four awards:
Silver for 2018 Pinot Noir
Silver for 2018 Chardonnay
Bronze for 2018 Zinfandel
Bronze for 2016 Malbec

The highest and coldest winery takes home four awards at San Francisco Chronicle’s 20th Annual Wine Competition The winery’s flagship 2018 Tondré Pinot Noir is an unfined and unfiltered pinot with full aromas of cassis and sweet spice, with a hint of fresh earth. The palate is heavy and rich of dark cherry with subtle toasted French oak. Truckee River Winery’s 2018 Lodi oaked Chardonnay is full bodied and well rounded, with crisp apple flavors and subtle French oak. Produced in Truckee with 4 months of French oak aging, the cooler temperatures create a smooth medium body Chardonnay. “For 30 years we’ve been climbing the ladder. Every year we learn and every year we make better wine,” says founder and winemaker Russ Jones. “It's great to be recognized for all of our hard work." Nearly 6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries were entered into this year’s competition. There were over 65 judges representing various North American wine regions. Consumers had a chance to taste the award-winning wines during a public tasting at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, on February 15, 2020 from 1-4:30 p.m. For more information and a list of all award wining wines check out the SF Chronicle’s website here.

About Truckee River Winery: Founder and winemaker Russ Jones started Truckee River Winery in 1989, encouraged by friends who had enjoyed his homemade wine for years. Russ converted his two-car garage into a bonded winery, making about 1,000 cases that year. He’s been fine-tuning his craft and producing quality wine for the 30 years since. Almost all of the grapes are hand-picked in California, then driven up to Truckee where they are crushed that day. In 2009, the family opened the Tasting Room in Truckee, which quickly became an integral part of the community. After an amazing 10-year run, the tasting room closed in 2020, but the winery continues to produce high quality wine while the family looks for a new tasting room location.

Original article on Newsbreak.com

2020 SF Chronicle Competition!

picture by Truckee River Winery

Katy Carroll Jones

Award winning wine signed by winemakers.

picture by Truckee River Winery

Katy Carroll Jones