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1111 White Lane (at Hwy 29)
St. Helena, CA 94574
The competition was held on June 14, 15 and 16th at the Nikko Hotel in downtown San Francisco. Fifty two judges from the arenas of retail, restaurants, winemaking, media and consulting judged 4539 wines from 1400 wineries, 30 countries and 29 states. Judging is based on a blind, consensual procedure, ensuring competitive integrity as it remains the nation's most respected wine competition. The Winemaker award honors André Tchelistcheff, noted as America's most influential post-Prohibition winemaker.
Brooks Painter has been the Director of Winemaking at V. Sattui Winery since 2005 and is responsible for the winery’s portfolio of 60 different wines as well for viticultural and grape growing operations, supervising 230 acres of estate vineyards. V. Sattui wines, which are sustainably farmed, some from its own organic vineyard, are sold exclusively from the winery.
“Brooks has been called ‘the winemaker’s winemaker’ because of his extensive expertise and prominence as a wine industry leader among his peers,” explained Winery President Tom Davies. “Our steady stream of accolades substantiates his expertise.”
V. Sattui has over a dozen 90+ point rated wines among its current vintages. In 2012 the winery was twice named "Winery of the Year," at the 2012 Winemaker's Challenge and the 2012 Monterey Wine Competition, then voted "Best Winery" for the second year in a row by the San Francisco Bay Guardian Readers Poll. Most recently V. Sattui was again named the 2013 “Winery of the Year” at the prestigious Winemakers Challenge, remarkably the 11th time in 8 years the winery garnered Winery of the Year recognition.
V. Sattui's BIG WINNERS at 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition:
GOLD MEDAL - 2009 Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
GOLD MEDAL - 2009 Preston Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
GOLD MEDAL - 2010 RESERVE Napa Valley Chardonnay
GOLD MEDAL - 2012 Dry Riesling
GOLD MEDAL - 2012 Muscat
About Brooks Painter:
Brooks résumé boasts positions in winemaking at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Robert Mondavi and Leeward wineries. He has served as President and Board Member for the Napa Valley Wine Technical Group and has been a technical reviewer for enology research proposals submitted to the American Vineyard Foundation, a non-profit organization funded by the wine industry to provide grant money for research and development projects. His research on biochemistry and sensory evaluation of wine has been published in The American Journal of Viticulture and Enology, Biochemistry, Practical Winery & Vineyard and Wines & Vines. Brooks is a member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture and a former chair of the Microbiology Committee for C.E.R.A. (California Enological Research Association). He has also taught adult-education classes on wine and grape growing for the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.