The Sacramento Home Winemakers June Jubilee was a roaring success with 121 wines judged and over 100 members and their families attending. They had 13 cellar rats (they are the ones that pour the wine for the judges) a couple of data gurus and twelve judges.
All this was held in Judy Pinegar’s barn in Loomis, CA. With the weather at 100 degrees, thanks has to be given to BBQ chefs Joe McGilivray and Manual for their great barbeque skills. After the judges swirling, sniffing and tasting, 4+ hours and 24 flights later, the gold wines emerged and were lined up for the Best of Division rounds that included 14 reds.
When the best of show was completed, and the competition was stiff, the judges remarked that Sacrmento Home Winemakers were some of the best that they have judges. Wines judged included lively whites, beautiful roses, unusual red blends, outstanding petite sirahs, creative fruits and desserts; a flight of 8 well-crafted tempranillos and fruit intense blackberry wines.
Chief Judge Mike Touchette, assisted by Jubilee Coordinator Judy Pinegar and Assistant Coordinator Shannon Shackelford, announced the winners.
Best of Show – Dave Hicks, 2012 Viognier (pictured above)
Best of White – Dave Hicks, 2012 Viognier
Best of Rose/Blush – Carl Sweet, 2012 Primitivo
Best of Red – Terry Piazza-Perham, George Smith and Roberta Sparkman, 2011 Petite Sirah
Best of Fruit/Exotic – Rex Johnston and Barbara Bentley, 2012 Wild Blackberry
Best of Dessert – Donna Bettencourt, 2009 Blackberry Port
A complete list of awards can be found at this link: 2013 Jubilee Awards.
Check out Jubilee photos on Sacramento Home Winemakers facebook page. More Jubilee photos to be added to this web site soon.
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