Two Southern Oregon Wine Institute wines have earned high honors at the 30th Annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition held last week in Cloverdale, Calif.Gold:
The Cellars at the Southern Oregon Wine Institute 2010 Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley, $17
The Cellars at the Southern Oregon Wine Institute 2011 Viognier, Rogue Valley, $18
This year, the San Francisco Wine Competition drew 5,825 wines, making it the largest judging in North America. About 1,500 wineries representing 25 states competed.
Wine tastings are held every week at SOWI, which is located on the main UCC campus at 1140 Umpqua College Road. Tasting hours are noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, contact SOWI at 541-440-4629 or visit the SOWI website.