WINEMAKER ACHIEVEMENTS

Rodeo Uncorked!™ International Wine Competition

  • 2020 Top All-Around Winery, Wilson Winery
  • 2019 Top All-Around WineryWilson Winery
  • 2018 Top All-Around WineryWilson Winery
  • 2016 Top All-Around WineryWilson Winery

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • 2020 Sweepstakes Winning Red Wine, 2016 Crazy Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, deLorimier Winery
  • 2013 Sweepstakes Winning Red Wine, 2009 Molly’s Petite Sirah, Wilson Winery

International Women’s Wine Competition

  • 2020 Woman Winemaker of the Year, Diane Wilson
  • 2018 Woman Winemaker of the Year, Diane Wilson
  • 2011 Woman Winemaker of the Year, Diane Wilson
  • 2008 Woman Winemaker of the Year, Diane Wilson

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition

  • 2015 Sweepstakes Winning Red Wine, 2013 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Matrix Winery
  • 2011 Sweepstakes Winning Red Wine, 2009 Sawyer Zinfandel, Wilson Winery
  • 2005 Sweepstakes Winning Red Wine, 2004 Tori Zinfandel, Wilson Winery
  • 2003 Sweepstakes Winning Red Wine, 2003 Sawyer Zinfandel, Wilson Winery

WINE ACCOLADES

2020 | 2019 | 2018

2020

2020 Sonoma County Harvest Fair

  • Best of Class / Double Gold | 2018 Dry Creek Valley Reserve Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2018 Cypress Ridge Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2018 Cypress Ridge Reserve Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2018 Duetto Reserve Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2018 Nolan Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2018 Sonoma County Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2018 Three Dog Zin
  • Gold | 2017 Coyote Burning Man Red
  • Gold | 2017 Dorothy’s Syrah
  • Gold | 2018 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2018 McClain Primitivo
  • Gold | 2018 Molly’s Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Sawyer Petite Sirah
  • Gold | 2018 Treborce Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2018 Wedding Cake Zinfandel

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

  • 92 Pts | 2017 Kenneth Carl Legacy Zinfandel
  • 91 Pts | 2017 Diane Marie Legacy Zinfandel

Wine Spectator

  • 91 Pts | 2017 Ellie’s Old Vine Zinfandel
  • 91 Pts | 2017 Sawyer Reserve Zinfandel

2020 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

  • 98 Pts & Best of Class / Double Gold | 2017 Sawyer Reserve Zinfandel
  • 97 Pts & Double Gold | 2017 Heartland Zinfandel
  • 97 Pts & Double Gold | 2017 Wilson Family Red
  • 95 Pts & Double Gold | 2017 Rockpile Vineyards Reserve Zinfandel
  • 95 Pts & Double Gold | 2017 Treborce Reserve Zinfandel
  • 94 Pts & Gold | 2017 Treborce Zinfandel
  • 93 Pts & Gold | 2016 Coyote Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 91 Pts & Gold | 2017 Nolan Zinfandel
  • 91 Pts & Gold | 2017 The Terraces Zinfandel
  • 90 Pts & Gold | 2017 Carl’s Zinfandel
  • 90 Pts & Gold | 2017 Molly’s Zinfandel
  • 90 Pts & Gold | 2017 Sydney Reserve Zinfandel

2020 Sunset International Wine Competition

  • 97 Pts & Best of Class / Double Gold | 2017 McClain Primitivo
  • 92 Pts & Gold | 2017 Cypress Ridge Zinfandel
  • 92 Pts & Gold | 2017 Heartland Zinfandel
  • 92 Pts & Gold | 2017 Sydney Reserve Zinfandel
  • 92 Pts & Gold | 2017 Sydney Zinfandel
  • 92 Pts & Gold | 2017 The Terraces Zinfandel
  • 92 Pts & Gold | 2017 Treborce Zinfandel

2020 International Women’s Wine Competition

  • Woman Winemaker of the Year 
  • 98 Pts & Best of Class / Double Gold | 2017 Sydney Reserve Zinfandel
  • 97 Pts & Double Gold | 2017 Sydney Zinfandel
  • 96 Pts & Double Gold | 2017 Heartland Zinfandel
  • 95 Pts & Double Gold | 2017 The Terraces Zinfandel
  • 97 Pts & Gold | 2017 Sawyer Zinfandel
  • 92 Pts & Gold | 2017 Carl’s Zinfandel
  • 90 Pts & Gold | 2017 Botticelli Reserve Zinfandel
  • 90 Pts & Gold | 2017 McClain Primitivo

Wines & Spirits – June 2020 Issue

  • 93 Pts | 2017 Rockpile Vineyards Reserve Zinfandel
  • 90 Pts | 2017 Sawyer Reserve Zinfandel
  • 90 Pts | 2016 Ellie’s Petite Sirah

2020 American Fine Wine Competition

  • 96 Pts & Double Gold | 2017 Buzz Zinfandel
  • 95 Pts & Double Gold | 2017 Rockpile Vineyards Reserve Zinfandel
  • 94 Pts & Double Gold | 2017 Nolan Zinfandel
  • 92 Pts & Double Gold | 2016 Molly’s Reserve Petite Sirah

2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Best of Class & Double Gold | 2017 Forchini Old Vine Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2017 Three Dog Zin
  • Double Gold | 2017 Treborce Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2017 Buzz Reserve Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2017 Florence Reserve Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2017 Sawyer Reserve Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2017 Dry Creek Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Molly’s Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Nolan Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Tori Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Coyote Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Thomas Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Tori Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Treborce Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Sonoma County Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 McClain Primitivo
  • Gold | 2017 Wilson Family Red
  • Gold | 2016 Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Houston Rodeo Uncorked™ International Wine Competition

  • Top All Around Winery
  • Class Champion & Double Gold | 2017 Molly’s Zinfandel
  • Class Champion & Double Gold | 2016 Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Reserve Class Champion & Double Gold | 2017 Sawyer Reserve Zinfandel
  • Reserve Class Champion & Gold | 2017 McClain Primitivo
  • Reserve Class Champion & Gold | 2017 Dorothy’s Syrah
  • Double Gold | 2017 Buzz Reserve Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2017 Coyote Reserve Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2017 Tori Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Cypress Ridge Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Tori Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Rockpile Vineyards Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Thomas Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Ellie’s Petite Sirah

2019

2019 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition

  • Best of Class & Double Gold | 2017 Wilson Family Red
  • Best of Class & Double Gold | 2016 Sawyer Petite Sirah
  • Double Gold | 2017 Ellie’s Old Vine Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2017 Nolan Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2017 Tori Reserve Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2017 Treborce Reserve Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2016 Dorothy’s Syrah
  • Double Gold | 2016 Sydney Petite Sirah
  • Gold | 2017 Heartland Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Tori Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Coyote Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Sawyer Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Thomas Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Dry Creek Zinfandel

2019 Experience Rosé Wine Competition

  • 91 Pts & Gold | 2018 Dorothy’s Rosé of Syrah

2019 North of the Gate Wine Competition

  • Double Gold | 2016 Sonoma County Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2016 McClain Primitivo
  • Gold | 2016 Carl’s Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Sawyer Zinfandel

2019 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

  • Gold | 2016 Dry Creek Zinfandel

2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Best of Class & Double Gold | 2016 McClain Primitivo
  • Double Gold | 2016 Buzz Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2016 Ellie’s Old Vine Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2016 Nolan Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2016 Sydney Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Carl’s Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Cypress Ridge Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Heartland Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Molly’s Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Sawyer Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Molly’s Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Rockpile Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Sawyer Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Tori Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2015 Coyote Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Houston Rodeo Uncorked™ International Wine Competition

  • Top All Around Winery
  • Class Champion & Double Gold | 2016 Treborce
  • Class Champion & Double Gold | 2015 Sydney Petite Sirah
  • Reserve Class Champion & Double Gold | 2015 Dorothy’s Syrah
  • Reserve Class Champion & Gold | 2016 McClain Primitivo
  • Reserve Class Champion & Gold | 2015 Sawyer Petite Sirah
  • Double Gold | 2016 Tori Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2016 Sydney Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Buzz Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Ellie’s Old Vine Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Sydney Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Tori Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2015 Coyote Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2018

2018 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition

  • Best of Class & Double Gold | 2016 Dry Creek Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2016 Carl’s Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2016 Cypress Ridge Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2016 Ellie’s Old Vine Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2016 Molly’s Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2016 Nolan Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2016 Sawyer Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2016 Sydney Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2016 Carl’s Reserve Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2017 Florence Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Buzz Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Tori Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Rockpile Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Sydney Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Tori Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2015 Sawyer Petite Sirah

2018 International Women’s Wine Competition

  • Best Woman Winemaker
  • Best of Class & Double Gold | 2016 Buzz Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Ellie’s Old Vine Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Heartland Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2016 Molly’s Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2017 Nolan Zinfandel

2018 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

  • 97 Pts & Best of Class & Gold | 2015 Sydney Zinfandel
  • 94 Pts & Gold | 2015 Nolan Zinfandel
  • 93 Pts & Gold | 2015 Carl’s Zinfandel
  • 93 Pts & Gold | 2015 Heartland Zinfandel
  • 92 Pts & Gold | 2015 Tori Zinfandel

2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Double Gold | 2015 Forchini Old Vine Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2015 Molly’s Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2015 Nolan Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2015 McClain Primitivo
  • Gold | 2015 Buzz Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2015 Carl’s Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2015 Heartland Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2015 Sydney Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2015 Terrace Hill Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2015 Florence Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2015 Dry Creek Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2014 Sydney Reserve Petite Sirah

2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked™ International Wine Competition

  • Top All-Around Winery
  • Class Champion & Double Gold | 2015 Nolan Zinfandel
  • Reserve Class Champion & Gold | 2015 Carl’s Reserve Zinfandel
  • Double Gold | 2014 Dorothy’s Syrah
  • Gold | 2015 Heartland Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2015 Monte Rosso Reserve Zinfandel
  • Gold | 2015 Sawyer Reserve Zinfandel