Wow!! But first, a caveat…we are not fully convinced of award-winning wines, as we’ve tasted gold medal wines and thought they definitely didn’t deserve the award, but this is a different case all together (no pun intended).

On May 5th, the first ever Green Wine Competition was held in Santa Rosa. “The 2008 Consumer’s Green Wine Shopping List solves the problem of ‘which green wines are ‘can’t miss’ for the organic-minded consumer,'” said Lea Pierce, founder and Director of Wine Competition Management, LLC, the organizers of the event.

AmByth Estate was awarded a Silver for the 2006 Grenache/Mourvedre/Syrah and a Bronze for the 2006 Tempranillo/Sangiovese.

For more information, see to learn more about the competition, wineries included, the judges, etc. To view the list, please see