The 2011, Quixote, Helmet of Mambrino, Petite Sirah from the Napa Valley took the top honor for the 2017 Best of Show Judgment of Oakland TM.

“It is wonderful that Melody Fuller, Founder and President, Oakland Wine Festival, is involving more consumers in the wine judging process.” Dr. Liz Thach, MW, Distinguished Professor of Wine and a Professor of Management at Sonoma State University.

The Oakland Wine Festival presents the 2017 results for the Judgment of Oakland.TM This annual report shares the detailed outcomes one of the first such event that invites consumers to double-blind taste exceptional wines from around the world, side-by-side with winemaking legends and wine industry leaders. Double-blind tasting is a rare experience or invitation offered to only select professionals worldwide for centuries.

Prominent Wines Dominate Wine Enthusiasts Votes at the Double-Blind Tasting During the Third Annual Oakland Wine Festival’s Judgment of Oakland TM

This year’s event featured 121wines. Over 200 winemakers, vintners, winery owners, sommeliers, trade, media and wine aficionados and novices double-blind tasted and privately cast close to 3,000 votes of a 1, 2 or 3 on the wines.

Keep reading to learn who the other winning wines are for the represented vintages, varietals, appellations and more!

Welcome to the Oakland Wine Festival!


JULY 20, 2019 Fifth Annual Oakland Wine Festival Celebration       

The Oakland Wine Festival is sponsored by:


Treasury Wine Estates (New)

Young’s Market Company (New)

 Peju Province Winery, LE Estates, McBride Sisters Collection, Etching Expressions, and more!

Oakland Wine and Food Society, Est. 2015


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July 21, 2018