Newcomer Little Uvas Vineyards Takes Home Big Wine Industry Awards
In January, winemakers Rich and Rosy Bergin drove from Little Uvas Vineyards (LUV) in San Martin, CA up to Cloverdale to drop off serveral cases of their small batch, estate-grown varietals to be judged in the San Francisco Chronicle's 2023 Wine Competition.
Each year 60 industry judges taste and evaluate over 5,500 wines from nearly 1,000 wineries. The competition is fierce amongst well-known and established wine makers throughout North America and even more intimidating for wine-industy newcomers like LUV.
In what may be a surprising industry upset, LUV came away with not one, but FOUR coveted 2023 SF Chronicle Wine Competition Awards. A surprise in that, unlike most previous award winners, LUV's estate grown grapes are cultivated in the Santa Clara Valley and not in Napa Valley or other more well-known wine-growing locations on the West Coast.