Awards & Recognition

Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge logo and a bottle of North Coast Sparkling Rosé

2020 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Sparkling Rosé Wins Gold

Rack & Riddle’s North Coast Sparkling Rosé won GOLD and 91 points at the 2020 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge. Judging took place July 14-15, 2020 and entries were from Northern California AVAs, including Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, Marin and parts of Solano County.

2020 International Women's Wine Competitions logo and a bottle of Rack & Riddle Brut

2020 International Women’s Wine Competition

North Coast Brut Wins Gold!

Rack & Riddle recently won GOLD and 94 points for our North Coast Brut at the 2020 International Women’s Wine Competition. Judging took place June 9-10, 2020.

Rack & Riddle Gold Medal at SFCWC

2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Blanc de Blancs Wins Gold!

Rack & Riddle has won a GOLD medal in the Blanc de Blancs category at the the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for our North Coast Blanc de Blancs. Judging took place January 7-10, 2020. Winners were announced on January 12, 2020.

Beautiful green apple and tropical notes in the aroma follows through in the mouth with a smooth fine mousse. This wine finishes with refreshing, lingering light tropical flavors that beg for another sip. 100% Chardonnay.

SFCWC 2020 Gold Medal and a bottle of the winning Sparkling Rosé.

2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

ROSÉ Wins Gold!

Rack & Riddle has won a GOLD medal in the Rosé Sparkling category at the the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for our North Coast Sparkling Rosé . Judging took place January 7-10, 2020. Winners were announced on January 12, 2020.

Ripe strawberry with a hint of cream and spice. The mouth is round, with a creaminess from the fine mousse. The bright, fresh fruit is followed to the finish-crisp and clean. Blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

2019 International Women's Wine Competition logo and bottle of Blanc de Blancs.

2019 International Women’s Wine Competition 

Blanc de Blancs Wins Gold!

Our North Coast Blanc De Blancs won Gold — 93pts at the 2019 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 recognizes the best wines that appealed to the judges, but also the wines they felt would most appeal and influence other women wine buyers and consumers.

The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge logo and a bottle of Blanc de Blancs.

 The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge 2019

Blanc de Blancs Wins Gold!

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.

2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition logo and a bottle of Blanc de Noirs.

2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Blanc de Noirs Wins Gold!

Our Sonoma County Blanc De Noirs was the Sparkling Sweepstake award winner of the 2018 San Francisco Wine Competition.

In a competition of nearly 7,000 wines from 35 states with an emormous field of entries, only a few wines were declared best of the best — and we’re proud to be one of them! Mike Dunne, contributing wine writer, notes:

“Against a brassy backdrop, robust beads of fine bubbles lift the delicate scent of tiny berries tossed with slivered almonds. Overall, dry, lean and refined.”

Best of Class

2018
Sonoma County Blanc de Noirs — Sparkling Sweepstake
SF Chronicle Wine Competition

2013
North Coast Blanc de Blancs — Best of Class; Gold Medal
Sunset International Wine Competition

double gold

2017
North Coast Brut — Double Gold
SF Chronicle Wine Competition

2015
North Coast Blanc de Blancs — Double Gold
SF International Wine Competition

2014
Sonoma County Blanc de Noirs — Double Gold
SF International Wine Competition

2013
North Coast Blanc de Blancs — Double Gold
SF International Wine Competition

2012
Sonoma County Blanc de Noirs — Double Gold
SF Chronicle Wine Competition

2012
North Coast Brut — Double Gold
SF Chronicle Wine Competition

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2019
North Coast Blanc De Blancs — Gold Medal, 93pts, International Women’s Wine Compeititon

2019
North Coast Blanc De Blancs — Gold Medal, 95pts, The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

2016
North Coast Blanc de Blancs — Gold Medal
Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

2015
Sonoma County Blanc de Noirs — Gold Medal
SF International Wine Competition

2015
North Coast Sparkling Rosé — Gold Medal
Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 

2015
North Coast Blanc de Blancs — Gold Medal + “Best Buy”; + 92 Points
World Wine Championships

2014
North Coast Brut — Gold Medal
SF Chronicle Wine Competition

2014
North Coast Sparkling Rosé — Gold Medal
SF Chronicle Wine Comp

2014
North Coast Sparkling Rosé — Gold Medal
SF International Wine Competition

2013
North Coast Blanc de Blancs — Best of Class + Gold Medal
Sunset International Wine Competition

2013
North Coast Blanc de Blancs — Gold Medal
SF International Wine Competition 

2013
North Coast Brut — Gold Medal
International Women’s Wine Competition

2013
North Coast Sparkling Rosé — Gold Medal
Denver International Wine Competition

2013
Sonoma County Blanc de Noirs — Gold Medal
Wine Business Monthly Magazine Top 10 Hottest Brands 2013

2011
Sonoma County Blanc de Noirs — Gold Medal
Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition

silver & Bronze

All of our sparkling wines have won multiple silver and bronze awards in various wine competitions to date. We are happy to provide more detail upon request.

industry Recognition

North Bay Business Journal, SF Bay Area logo.

Rebecca Faust was a recipient of the North Bay Business Journal’s 2013 Women in Business Award. Read the article.

Penny Gadd-Coster was named North Bay Business Journal Winemaker of the Year in 2013. Read the article.

Rack and Riddle White Logo

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