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Rack & Riddle Earns Top Sparkling Awards

2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionThe SFCWC wine judging took place January 7-10, 2020. Winners were announced on January 12. Rack & Riddle is pleased to announce that our premium sparkling wines earned 16 top medals in the following categories:SWEEPTAKE WINNER! Breathless Wines — Blanc de Noirs Breathless Wines is a division of...

Wine & Spirits Feature — August 2019

We are thrilled to be featured in the August issue of Wine & Spirits magazine. The article, "Sparkling New Wave... The rise of artisanal, site-specific sparkling wines in the US," highlights the proliferation of American sparkling wines, particularly those clustered in the West. Rack & Riddle is one of a handful of sparkling wine...

Rack & Riddle Wins Gold at IWWC

We earned Gold and 93pts for our North Coast Blanc De Blancs at the International Women’s Wine Compeition that took place June 11-12, 2019. Over 1,025 wines were entered into the annual competition that was expertly judged by the wine industry’s leading professional women (though open to men and women winemakers alike). The competition not only...

Gold at The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Our North Coast Blanc De Blancs won Gold — 95pts at the 7th Annual Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge held April 9-10, 2019. Wines were judged from a field of 1186 entries. Only wines rating 90+ points were awarded gold medals and were eligible to move on to the “Best Of” Category. This year’s Best of the Best went to St. Francis Winery...

Winemaking Team Expansion

Major Facilities Expansion Prompts Team Growth in Anticipation of a Bustling Year for Northern California’s Largest Custom Crush Wine Service Provider Rack & Riddle, Sonoma County’s leading custom crush wine service, has recently expanded its winemaking team in preparation for a busy 2019. With a newly automated still wine bottling line and...

Team Member Spotlight: Interview with Penny Gadd-Coster

Penny is our Executive Director of Winemaking and has been with Rack & Riddle since its inception in 2007. We recently interviewed Penny to chat about her history with the company, what it means to be a revered winemaker in the industry, and what it’s like to work for a progressive winery that is proud to be owned and operated by a strong...

Client Spotlight: Amista Vineyards

Nearly a decade ago, Amista Vineyards gave Rosé of Syrah to a college winemaking class that wanted to try making bubbly. After tasting a bottle from that project, owners Vicky and Michael Farrow were inspired. When Michael handed over day-to-day winemaking to consultant Ashley Herzberg, a lover of bubbles, their sparkling program really took off....

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