Awards & Medals

2015 Wild Thing® Rendezvous Rosé

GOLD Medal - 2016 Monterey Wine festival

2014 Wild Thing™ Chardonnay

GOLD Medal– 2013 Monterey Wine Competition

2014 Wild Thing® Old Vine Zinfandel

Best of Class and GOLD Medal from the 2016 International Women's Wine Competition
GOLD Medal - 2016 Los Angeles County Fair
GOLD Medal - 2016 Toast of the Coast

2014 Coquille Blanc, White Rhone Blend

91 Points – Wine Enthusiast, December 2015
91 Points—2015 California Grapevine
92 Points—The Wine Review
GOLD Medal – 2015 California State Fair

2013 Pinot Noir, Larson Vineyard

GOLD Medal – 2015 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

2012 Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah

Best of Class & Gold Medal, 2015 New World Wine Competition
Gold, 2015 Orange County Fair
Gold, North of the Gate Wine Competition

2012 Old Vine Carignane, Oat Valley Vineyard

GOLD Medal - 2015 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

2012 King Ridge Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

GOLD Medal - 2015 North Coast Wine Challenge

Acclaim

Besides her countless medals for her wines, Carol has also received awards throughout her career:

  • Bon Appetit Magazine’s The Andre Tchelistcheff Award, 1993
  • Jerry Mead’s Winemaker of the Year, 1996
  • California State Fair, Golden Winery Award 1996
  • Dan Berger’s Winemaker of the year, 1999
  • San Francisco Chronicle Winemaker of the Year, 2005
  • North of the Gate, Winemaker of the Competition, 2008
  • Riverside Wine Competition, Winery of the Year, 2008
  • Honored by The Women’s History Project in 2005 as one of eight Pioneer Women Winemakers of Sonoma County along with Zelma Long, Merry Edwards, and Helen Turley.
Carol in Lopez Vineyard 2005