Cellardoor Winery brought home 18 awards, including three Double Gold Medals, from the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Considered to be one of the most influential wine competitions in the world and the largest international wine competition in the United States, this year’s event attracted more than 4,000 entries from 31 countries.

Three Cellardoor wines won Double Gold Medals; 2013 Iron Gate with 99 Points, 2013 Monti al Mare with 96 points, and 2013 Petite Sirah with 95 points. Cellardoor also won top honors within two respective categories; Iron Gate ($30) was named Best Bordeaux Blend and Monti al Mare ($26), won Best Italian Varietal Blend. A list of all Gold, Double Gold, and Premium Award winners will appear in the October 2017 issue of The SOMM Journal.

“Our inspiration for the Iron Gate was a famous 100 point Bordeaux wine, so it is pretty amazing to win Best Bordeaux Blend and receive 99 points for a wine made here in Lincolnville, Maine," said winemaker Aaron Peet. "To be awarded Best Italian Varietal Blend and 96 points for our Monti al Mare at the same competition is truly breathtaking.”

Cellardoor Winery owner Bettina Doulton said, “The results from the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition speak, scream, and dance for themselves. We are proud and lucky to present these wines every day to our guests.”