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May 27th, 2015

Chasing Venus GOLD at Sunset!

by: Senica Gonzalez
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Well, you guessed it: Matchbook Wine Company took home another batch of medals! This time from the Sunset International Wine Competition. All Gold and Silver winners will be featured in Sunset Magazine’s October issue, as well as online at (which will include Bronze winners, too). Here are our results:
Chasing Venus 2014 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Mossback 2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Matchbook 2012 The Arsonist Red Blend
Chasing Venus 2013 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Matchbook 2013 Old Head Chardonnay
Matchbook 2012 Dunnigan Hills Syrah
Mossback 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Mossback 2013 Central Coast Pinot Noir

May 8th, 2015

Riverside International Wine Competition

by: Senica Gonzalez

The results are in from the Riverside International Wine Competition… and again the Matchbook family came out strong with 10 medals–including 3 Gold medals!


Here’s a complete list of the Matchbook medalists:


2013 Matchbook Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Matchbook Syrah
 2013 Mossback Russian River Pinot Noir


2014 Chasing Venus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Chasing Venus Russian River Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Matchbook Tempranillo
2012 Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon


2012 The Arsonist Red Blend
2014 Matchbook Rose of Tempranillo
2013 Mossback Chardonnay

January 15th, 2015

Cleaning up at SF Chronicle Wine Competition

by: Senica Gonzalez

The results of this year’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition are in, and we’re happy to report that Matchbook cleaned house. Out of the 15 wines entered into the competition, we walked away with 12 medals… including three Gold Medals and a Best of Class awarded to the Matchbook 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Not too shabby.

Here’s a look at our highest performers:

Best of Class
Matchbook 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Matchbook 2010 Tinto Rey
Mossback 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Chasing Venus 2013 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Matchbook Old Head Chardonnay
Matchbook 2014 Rose of Tempranillo
Matchbook 2012 Syrah
Mossback 2013 Chardonnay
Sawbuck 2012 Malbec

Haven’t tried one of these yet? Pick it up from our online store.

April 3rd, 2013

Chasing Venus captures Gold

by: Lane Giguiere

Our 2012 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc captured a coveted Gold Medal at the prestigious Dallas Morning News Wine Competition!

Other awards:

2011 Mossback Russian River Chardonnay – Silver

2011 Mossback Russian River Pinot Noir – Silver

2011 Matchbook Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay – Bronze

2010 Matchbook Malbec – Bronze

2009 Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon – Bronze

2010 Mossback Central Coast Pinot Noir – Bronze

2010 Sawbuck Yolo County Malbec – Bronze