2006 Judges

  • Bob Andrews, Wine Collector, Santa Rosa CA
  • Steve Bloom, Wine Importer, Tesori Wines, San Francisco CA
  • John Bueschsenstein, Wine Maker, Fife & Sauvignon Republic, Ukiah CA
  • Rene Chazottes MS, Director of Wine, Pacific Club, Newport Beach CA
  • Chris Cook, Wine Columnist, Oakland Press, Ann Arbor MI
  • Mitch Cosentino, Owner-Wine Maker, Cosentino Winery, Yountville CA
  • John Culbertson, Wine Collector, Carlsbad CA
  • Mike Dunne, Food Editor, The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento CA
  • Bill Dyer, Owner-Wine Maker, Napa Valley CA
  • Robert Foster, Assistant Editor, California Grapevine, San Diego CA
  • David Friedenberg, California Grapevine, San Diego CA
  • Doug Frost, Kansas City Star, Sante Magazine, MO
  • Donald D. Galleano, Owner, Galleano Winery, Mira Loma CA
  • Nick Goldschmidt, Vice President, Fortune Brands Geyserville CA
  • Daryl Groom, Vice President, Fortune Brands, Geyserville CA
  • Jane Goodnight, Young’s Market Co., Orange County CA
  • Dan Gustafson, Public Relations Consultant, Sonoma CA
  • Steve Hagata, Owner-Wine Maker, Las Piedras Vineyards, CA
  • Wes Hagen, Wine Maker, Clos Pepe, Lompoc, CA
  • Joe Hart, Owner-Wine Maker, Hart Winery, Temecula CA
  • Scott Harvey, Owner-Wine Maker, Scott Harvey Wines, St. Helena CA
  • Ann Littlefield, New Vine Logistics, Napa CA
  • Michael Martini, Wine Maker, Louis M. Martini Winery, St. Helena CA
  • Celia Masyczek, Wine Consultant, Napa CA
  • Tim McDonald, Director of Marketing, Fine Wine, Gallo Winery, CA
  • Michael Menghini, Owner-Wine Maker, Menghini Winery, Julian CA
  • Fred S. Nury, Ph.D, Emeritus Professor of Enology, CSU, Fresno, CA
  • Eric Olsen, Wine Maker, Clos du Bois, Healdsburg CA
  • Dr. Richard Peterson, Wine Maker/Consultant, Napa CA
  • Andy Perdue, Editor, Wine Press Northwest, Tri-Cities WA
  • Coke Roth, Partner, Vinagium Wines, Tri-Cities WA
  • Renay Santero, Wine Buyer, Oliver’s Markets, Santa Rosa CA
  • Jeff Slankard, Wine Director, Barons Marketplace, San Diego CA
  • Carol Shelton, Owner-Wine Maker, Carol Shelton Wines, Windsor CA
  • Mike Stepanovich, Wine Journalist, Bakersfield Magazine, CA
  • David Stevens, Winemaker, Napa CA
  • Tom Sweet, Restaurateur, Mandevilla Restaurant, Thousand Oaks CA
  • Bill Traverso, Traverso’s Gourmet Foods, Santa Rosa CA
  • Jim Trezise, President, N.Y. Wine & Grape Foundation, Penn Yan NY
  • David Vergari, Owner-Wine Maker, Vergari Wines, Los Angeles CA
  • John Walling, CEO, Curlew Wines, Sacramento CA
  • Patrick Will, Ex Cellars, Santa Barbara County, CA
  • Wilfred Wong, e-Commerce Cellar Master, Beverages & More!, CA
  • Debbie Zachareas, Sommelier, Bacar, San Francisco CA