Yorkville Cellars

Top Accolades

It's a simple and somewhat innocent question, that we're asked often: "Which are your favorite wines?" Yet, in a way, it's like being asked which of your children you love the most. To complicate things, over 24 vintages we've had the pleasure of producing 252 wines. Having won many accolades, it is a difficult task. So, here is our best attempt at listing the a dozen wines that as proprietors we have over the years derived the most pleasure pouring and saying, "This is a Yorkville Cellars wine made from our grapes" while enjoying the wines ourselves with family and friends.

Some of these wines our available on our Library Wines List>
Library Wines List

Our "Best of the Best" All-Time Top Dozen:

2013 Eleanor of Aquitaine  

96 pts. Best of Class, San Diego International Wine Competition

2012 Carmenere

Best Carmenere, The critics Challenge Wine Competition

2011 Sparkling Cuvee Brut

Best of Class (Premium Sparkling Wines), Orange County Fair Wine Competition

2011 Late Harvest Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Best Dessert Wine of the Year, Food & Beverage
Gold & Best of Class, L.A. County Fair Wine Competition
Gold, North of the Gate Wine Competition
Gold, Orange County Wine Competition
Gold, New World Int'l Wine Competition
Gold, California State Fair
Gold, Sunset Magazine Wine Competition
91 Pts, Food & Beverage World
(Six Gold Medals won in six competitions entered!)

2006 Petit Verdot

Double Gold, San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition
(Just 3% of the 4,274 wines earned Double Gold)

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

94 pts, Gold & Best of Class, California State Fair Wine Competition

2004 Malbec

Gold & Best of Class, New World International
Gold, Pacific Rim Int'l Wine Competition

2003 Petit Verdot

Chairman's Award, Riverside International
93 pts, Best of Class, California State Fair

2002 Semillon

91 pts, Top 100 Wine of the Year, Wine & Spirits Magazine
Best of Class, California State Fair

2001 Merlot

BestmerlotDouble Gold & Best Merlot, San Francisco Int'l (chosen top among 322 Merlots entered)

1997 Richard the Lion-Heart

90 pts, The Wine EnthusiastGold & Best of Class, California State Fair

1995 Eleanor of Aquitaine

93 pts, Top 100 Wine of the Year, The Wine Enthusiast. National White Meritage Champion

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Made with Organic Grapes