Nevada City-based Clavey Vineyard & Winery Wins Double Gold and Gold from SF Chronicle Wine Competition

clavey award winning winesLocal boutique winery, Clavey Vineyards & Winery, has won multiple awards from the prestigious 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest wine competition in North America; and from the 2019 West Coast Wine Competition.

Its Double Gold winner 2016 Rosé is made using the Saignee method, a process involving “bleeding” off a portion of wine juice after it’s been in contact with the skins and seed. The result is a unique style of rosé wine that is bold and full of energy. Retailing at $18 online, the 2016 Rosé was also a Silver Medal winner in the 2018 Jefferson Cup Invitational.

Its Gold winner 2015 Class III is a non-traditional blend of 34% Sangiovese, 33% Syrah and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon. This “rebel red” is aged in Neutral French Oak and epitomizes Clavey’s risk-taking spirit in winemaking. Retailing for $30 online, our 2015 Class III renders fruit-forward characteristics of plum and cherry with a bright finish. This wine was also a Bronze Medal winner in the 2018 Jefferson Cup Invitational.

The remaining 2015 Syrah, 2015 Sangiovese, and 2015 Syrah all took home multiple silver and bronze awards, featuring the best of the best wines from North America and the West Coast.

clavey vineyards owners“My wife Summer and I are very excited to be able to produce award-winning natural vegan-friendly wine options to the public while continuing to help put our Sierra Foothill appellation on the map,” says Executive Winemaker Josh Orman. “We are very proud that our family-owned winery is being recognized by these two major competitions.”

From the Sierra Foothills in Northern California, Clavey Vineyards & Winery specializes in unfiltered and unfined wines that are Certified Vegan. With a growing portfolio of award-winning wines, Clavey’s eco-friendly wines are ideal for environmentally conscious wine consumers and those with dietary restrictions.

2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Award-Winning Wines:

  • Double Gold 2016 Rosé
  • Gold 2015 Class III
  • Silver 2015 Syrah
  • Bronze 2015 Sangiovese

2019 West Coast Wine Competition Award-Winning Wine:

  • Silver 2015 Syrah

These wines are now available in several locations including our Tasting Room in Nevada City, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op, and online at